The Croods

{4.5/5} “He was a hunter, I was a gatherer. It was quite the scandal.”

While their neighbours have died, Eep’s family has survived due to her father Grug’s strength and his rules for keeping them safe — they do the same things every day. But Eep wants more to life than just being alive, and she sneaks out of the cave and meets Guy, a stranger. Guy tells her that the end of the world is coming and they have to move. Can her family do the unthinkable and try something new?

The Croods was released earlier this year.

The world is filled with interesting and beautiful landscapes, as well as fantastical and inventive creatures.

When Eep says she found something new, her family’s reaction is priceless. The part where the family is introduced to fire is also pretty funny.

The general structure might be predictable, but it’s clever and funny.

The music by Alan Silvestri (Flight) is playful and exciting. I particularly like the track “Prologue.”

Two voices you’ll recognize are Nicholas Cage (The Family Man) as Grug and Cloris Leachman (the TV show Raising Hope) as Gran. Emma Stone (The Help), Ryan Reynolds (Definitely, Maybe), and Catherine Keener (A Late Quartet) also provide voices.

The movie was directed by Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon).

A sequel has been announced.

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