If only I were still a child too.
While it's by no means painful to watch, Continental Drift will do a lot more for kids than for the grown-ups taking them to see it. In a way, the film seems like a double episode of a TV series—this isn't the last we've seen of the franchise.
Continental Drift is a shiny diversion with a bit of heart, but too predictable in it's storytelling, dialogue, and humor. Also, that female sabretooth sounds a lot like Jennifer Lopez, which is really distracting.
With that out of the way, the animation was all-around excellent. The effects-laden ocean storm scene, among others, was a blast to watch in 3-D (except for the crazy pre-teens seated behind me screaming "I'm so scared!").
Ice Age: Continental Drift is preceded by The Longest Daycare, a mostly silent Simpsons short starring Maggie and a certain malevolent, butterfly-murdering baby she encounters at the Ayn Rand School for Tots.