The Croods
Year:
2013
Country:
USA
Genre:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation
IMDB rating:
7.3
Director:
Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco
Catherine Keener as Ugga (voice)
Chris Sanders as Belt (voice)
Clark Duke as Thunk (voice)
Ryan Reynolds as Guy (voice)
Emma Stone as Eep (voice)
Nicolas Cage as Grug (voice)
Cloris Leachman as Gran (voice)
Randy Thom as Sandy (voice)
Storyline: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.
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Reviews
Great family entertainer with awesome 3D effects
This movie is very entertaining for viewers of all age groups. 3D effects are awesome. Kids will love it and so will parents.

Some scenes may remind of the beauty of Pandora in Avatar. Overall a great movie that will make you laugh and make you fall in love with characters.

The animals are out of the world and scenes are very colorful. Its a story of survival in midst of danger. It shows the emotions and challenges that families face today in cave man's life.

The movie shows the life of prehistoric humans. The movie also sheds light on relationships and bonds in family ties.
2013-03-18
For the whole family, entertaining
A prehistoric adventure full of beautiful animated landscapes and constant laugh that makes it perfect for the whole family.

The publicity of this movie makes you think that the main character is Eep (Emma Stone), but actually her father Grug (Nicolas Cage), is also a main character. The plot of the story go around this two, everything one of them do affects the other to the point that at a time Grug is more a protagonist than Eep. The fact that this is so makes a different approach on certain themes, like that the message is more for adult parents than for the young audience, which is odd on animated movies.

Of course, the story is not complicated and either deep, but Dreamworks is not known for making that kind of movies. It doesn't have anything special either, except for the final approach to adults than to kids. But it is fun, full of physic and verbal jokes, which keep the audience laughing all the time. Regularly I wouldn't say that physical jokes (like punching), are well used and effective, but in this case we are talking about cavemen, brutal force is suppose to be the principal characteristic. So in this movie all the "punch to laugh" is justified and proper to the setting.

The dynamic between the members of the family is very close to a reality. None of us need to go out hunting to survive, but we often fight with our relative. Imagine that you are in a trip with your whole family. Well, all the talking, arguing and everything that drive you crazy about the guy next to you is in this movie. So there are plenty of elements that make this family of the Stone Age similar to modern families. Like the fact that you can fight all you want with your mom, dad, brother or grandma, but in the end you will protect them and give everything for them.

The world where this movie takes place is beautiful and unique. All the things that you encounter aren't real, the animals, the plants, everything has been invented by the creators with references of real creatures. That puts you in the same spot that the Croods. As they will discover new creatures and explore new worlds, the audience will know the world too. So the audience can't muck of the fact that the Croods don't know what kind of animals live on the earth, because they don't know either what are the species living on that world.

This is a good movie to go and enjoy with the whole family. Kids will love the graphics, the colors, some of them the 3D, and the jokes. Adults will laugh too with the jokes and will have a nice time with the ones they love.
2013-03-21
Funniest prehistoric family since The Flinstones
A family of caveman who are led by Grug(Nicolas Cage) who never venture far there rock home, they go out by day to get food, by night they go inside the cave to stay safe. But the eldest daughter Emp(Emma Stone) wants to see more that is out there, so one night she ventures further more, she quickly comes across an adventurer named Guy(Ryan Reynolds), then her families perfect little home comes crashing down with rocks, so The Croods have to team with Guy in hopes to find a new home.

A fun film for the whole family. It never gets to silly or to serious, it balances that out pretty well. Emma Stone was good, I believe they made animated Emp in her likeness. Nicolas Cage was great also, doing it more straight instead of just crazy. And everybody else was good, the animation was almost as awesome has Wreck it Ralph was.
2013-03-25
Slapstick Heavy Family Fun
From DreamWorks studios comes its latest animated adventure, the prehistoric family comedy The Croods. It is a slapstick-heavy family movie that should delight young children and keep parents entertained.

The Croods are the last remaining family in an arid desert landscape. They have survived by following family patriarch Grug's (Nicolas Cage) rules to the letter, including staying in the cave after dark and fearing anything that seems new (new is BAAAD). Despite this, teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone) wants to break free and rebels against her father, which results in a chance meeting with the highly inventive Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who warns her that the end of the world is nigh. When the Croods' cave is destroyed, the family is forced on a journey into a strange new world where Grug's rules clash with Guy's techniques for survival.

The Croods is a formulaic movie that sticks to a traditional hero's journey and relies on typical archetypes, but it's elevated by the writing and direction of Kirk DeMicco and How to Train Your Dragon's Chris Sanders. Like Sanders' previous work, The Croods focuses on a family's dynamic and relationships. This time, the focus is on a protective father who wants to protect his family physically and protect his daughter from a member of the opposite sex who suddenly challenges his position as the alpha male. While the trailers and first half of the movie made is seem Eep was the main character, it's actually Grug who goes through the greatest change and learns the biggest lessons.

The story is one about learning, exploring, and using one's intelligence. It also touches on the idea that it's unhealthy to live a sheltered life. But at times, the movie lays it on a bit too much with Guy and his "solutions" leaving Grug on the losing end.

Most of the humour used in The Croods is very physical and slapstick oriented. Characters have Loony Toons levels of invincibility as they endure intense physical pain. This type of humour obviously appeals to fairly young children, but I would be lying if I said I did not laugh at the film at all. The Croods avoids using crude toilet humour to generate cheap laughs. There is not much in the way of verbal humour, but there are some running gags, and modernisms are kept to a minimum. They are still there but they are more putting modern products in a Stone Age setting, a little like The Flintstones, so they serve more as pop-cultural winks to adults.

As expected from a DreamsWork movie the animation is fantastic. It's quick and fluid, and the camera flows nicely as it follows the action. The Croods themselves have a seemingly unpleasant, bulky design to them but it actually works in the context of the film because the characters live in the wild, so big and broad makes sense. It is a little refreshing to see the main female character is not made out to be a stunning beauty, but rather someone who has been shaped by her environment. The beginning of the movie starts with in dry, mono-coloured landscapes before we get to see the bright colours of the jungle and continually seeing the weird creature reminiscence of designs of Sanders' previous works.

Like other animated movies these days, The Croods has a big name voice cast and they also do a decent, if standard job. No one disgraces themselves. Cage is an unusual choice, but he gives a strong performance. There is only one time when Cage is let off the handle; Unfortunately, that is when we are experiencing the most modernism the movie has to offer.

The Croods is not going to match the heights of DreamsWorks major hits of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon. But it certainly does not belong with the dregs the studio has to offer. It does what it sets out to do: make a movie that will please children while attempting to give a positive message and some heart. It has an old-fashioned sense of humour that leads to a surprisingly enjoyable animated movie.

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2013-03-21
A strong Dreamworks animated film
Dreamworks has had a decent string of movies with their Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. However, their one off animated films are not always that memorable. The Croods is one of those films that goes above most of the average material that these films settle in delivering some sweet moments along with outstanding animation.

Good: The cast all around are great lending their voices which make the characters pop out with Cage, Stone, and Reynolds being the standouts. The animation is gorgeous and I loved the designs of the creatures in the world this movie created. The movie was also really sweet without being cheesy and moved by on a good pace.

Bad: The humor is pretty weak at times and it especially falters in the third act. While the story is solid enough, it still followed the typical teenage rebel wants more storyline we have seen multiple times before.

Overall, while the humor is not terribly funny and the story still hits the familiar beats, it remains entertaining enough to gain your attention and deliver the goods.
2016-04-05
Saw it, loved it, nuff said.
I was of course hoping that Dreamworks would have a hit here after the unfortunate demise of Rise of the Guardians (I actually enjoyed the first ROTG book but couldn't get through the second book) which killed that franchise. I saw The Croods on opening day at a matinée and I loved it. I laughed, I cried (yes, just a bit) and I had so much fun that I didn't want it to end (Dun Dun Daaaaa). I've been reading the early message boards and prior mixed buzz so I was a little worried here and it's unfortunate that folks are so quick to try and tear something down based on a trailer or someone else's opinion. Go see it for yourself and have fun! I give this 10 big stars and can't wait to add it to my collection. My only regret is that I went to the first showing rather than wait for the 3D screening. I'm a little jealous by some of the great 3D comments. Even in 2D, the animators create a wonderful world, make us feel good and really get us excited to get out and have an adventure.
2013-03-23
Great Movie For The Whole Family
The Croods is a wonderful movie with a great story and amusing characters. The graphics were fantastic as well. Dreamworks has been in fine form recently, delivering great movies (like Rise of the Guardians and Puss in Boots) that will live long the memory.

What I really found surprising, was the fact that the movie was heartwarming and quite emotional. The movie also had various majestic animals on screen, which really enhanced the feeling of being in the prehistoric time. You almost forget you are in the prehistoric time due to the behavior of the family members, which of course is very much like modern day family behavior. The story is constantly effected by the choices each of the family members take, which makes for an interesting plot.

I believe that everyone will enjoy the Croods, no matter what age you are. It's fun, heartwarming and a great experience. A-List actors Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone provide the voices, which are instantly recognizable, and they really suit their characters. The director also did a magnificent job, especially with the cameras. The camera follows the action excellently and doesn't disorient you. So overall an amazing movie and one that is fun to watch with family or even girlfriends. It's the feel-good movie of 2013 so far.
2013-03-29
A families cave gets destroyed. The family sets out on an adventure to find a new cave to live in but couldn't make it without guy and belt.
One day me and my little brother (10) were looking for a movie on netflix to pass the time. He choose to watch the croods. I loved this movie. It kept me laughing the whole time. I am a 16 year old so cartoons and animation movies rarely attract me but this was just a great and really funny movie. At the beginning of the movie Eep wanders out of her cave to run into a guy named guy. Guy tells Eep how the world is going to end. When Eep tells her family about guy and calls him her gift gets smashed then an earth quake or something, causes their home to be destroyed. Guy saves the family from man eating birds and need to help the family get a new and safe home. Gurg don't like Guy so they fight most of the movie witch i thought was hilarious. The movie had a really good plot and I didn't want the movie to end. Watching the croods made me laugh hard and made me feel like a kid again. This is a great movie for all ages cause i got my parents to watch it and they loved the movie.
2014-04-10
It's hard to describe... really, I don't know if I liked it or not.
The Croods... there is a lot to say about this movie. The movie is unlike any animated movie I have seen, which is weird because one wouldn't suspect that BECAUSE it is like so many other animated movies but ISN'T! The Croods steps into a weird territory where it does a lot of things familiar but then does all of the familiar things in a nearly unrecognizable manner. This is why I consider this movie a good movie because it is one of the ONLY animated movies that really confuses me... and I'm not easily confused.

The movie starts off with explaining that The Croods are the last of what was once a neighborhood of cavemen. Sadly, all died, so now the Croods stick by the rules and live in fear. What makes this movie ingenious is that it doesn't know who the main character is. Eep seems like the main character, but Grug gets a lot of screen-time as well. Also, the movie was very smart. Grug could've been the bad guy. He could've had no redeeming features. HOWEVER, it is established early on that the only reason any of them are alive is because of his strength and endurance to keep everyone alive. Grug isn't smart, but he will risk his life and do anything to keep his family safe. Heck, he even doesn't eat food for over a week just so that his family can eat. That is a loving father. This is one of the reasons I like this film. A lot of movies have trouble making a good father character, but this one gets it... at times.

If you've seen the trailers, you know that a newcomer comes along named Guy who is an inventor. The nice thing this movie did is that showed right off the bat how physically epic the Croods are in strength and just how weak Guy is compared to them. Eep lifts Guy up with her wrist and nearly kills him within the first couple seconds of meeting him. Speaking of strength, this movie has its momentum done right. Whenever the Croods are moving, they move with A LOT of speed and are incredibly strong (punting rocks hundreds of feet away).

I'm getting distracted. The real thing I find interesting about this movie is that it is one of the only animated movies I have seen that has blended incredible realism with Looney-Tunes slapstick. The movie is gorgeous. It really is. The water made me pause for a second and realize that it wasn't real water... but I thought it was for a moment. Most movies either use CGI for the beautiful shading but still have cartoony visuals (Madagascar, Tangled, Frozen) or either they use incredible realism (Beowolf, Rise of the Guardians, Brave) but this movie combines both. The humor and the movement is directly taken from several Pink Panther skits and Merry Melodies, but the animation rarely stretches of squashes. They still move like they are real. It confuses me because naturally that sounds like a horrible idea... but... this movie pulls it off. I can't say that I have ever seen a movie that has done animation this way.

The story itself if pretty good as well, but is fairly kid-oriented. There are some laughs for adults, but some jokes seem a little too... kiddish at times. Which is another weird thing: this is an animated movie that isn't trying to be dark and serious! Really, this movie is perfectly content with being light-hearted, funny, and really laid-back. It has its dark moments and its sad moments, but overall it is upbeat and happy. It is refreshing to see this kind of movie get released.

Also, the soundtrack is really good along with the character interaction. None of the characters are obnoxious and they all interact with each other in a very realistic manner. I think half of this movie's humor comes from the "subtle" jokes or the little gags that fly by in a second. There is a lot going on in this movie, but it may be hard to pick up on the first time.

All in all, The Croods DOES have some hiccups and you will notice them when watching it. However, when I look back on it I realize that this is a special movie. It is unique in almost every way and ISN'T really unique at all. I wouldn't mind being stuck in the world that was created... for just a couple minutes more.

Oh yeah, and the creatures were cool. Not basing it off of real animals is clever.
2014-02-01
right up there with the best of em'
I have got 3 favorite animated movies Wall E , Brave and Finding Nemo.. This just made it into my list.. Beautifully animated(2d)characters to make you laugh and cry with and a story line to die for.. Just got back from the cinema with my 2 girls 13 and 8 they both loved it as much as me(big kid at heart) wont spoil it for anyone but i think its a must see movie for all ages. the voice acting and character interaction is superb especially from Cage and Reynolds.you could almost believe the over protective father figure Cage portrays.(and I'm not a big fan of Cage) ~.~ i think someone mentioned in a previous review the story gives us a glimpse at the transition from cave man to humans in an albeit diverse and colorful way using some of the most technically brilliant animation that i have seen to date. well dome Dreamworks you have nailed it
2013-03-29
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