Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Croods: Film Review


Coming from the makers of How To Train Your Dragon and Rise of The Guardians, Dreamworks Animation this year gave us another average animated movie but with a hint of heart, The Croods wonderful opening sequence sells that point in a very morbid yet charming way. We then meet the lovely cave girl Eep and her family who are soon set out on a journey that will change their lives forever.

It's rushed, there's no real stakes even for an animated film and some of the comedy falls flat but thanks to the solid voice work, a surprisingly heartfelt second half and animation that takes full advantage of the film's Stone Age setting, I enjoyed "The Croods" much more than I thought I was going to. It just looked like silliness from start to finish, which is what it turned out to be, but it does it in such a way that it almost seems strikingly fresh

The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Cage) didn't already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Reynolds.) With Guy's help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive - each other.


Visually dazzling and filled with hilarious slapstick, The Croods is the most enjoyable film of the year so far. Unfortunately, some of the added sentimentality drags it down but the film pulls it out of sap territory enough for the film to offer some pleasant family togetherness.Visually dazzling and filled with hilarious slapstick, The Croods is the most enjoyable film of the year so far. Unfortunately, some of the added sentimentality drags it down but the film pulls it out of sap territory enough for the film to offer some pleasant family togetherness.

The Croods contains a good cast and tight writing for the characters, but the overly familiar plot don't make it as appealing like other animated films. It's aimed toward kids and they'll likely have more fun with it for it contains a colorful world, cartoon like jokes, and is energetic. Adults can have fun with it, but not as much kids will, Great story about discovering new wonders, Fun family-friendly adventure, It was witty, funny, adventurous, emotional and lots of fun.


The Croods is an energetic, fast paced, family fun movie that will definitely entertain children of all ages. The Croods was directed by Chris Sanders, the guy who directed, Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon. You can easily tell this film was directed by Chris Sanders just by the animation design, The Croods has the same character and color designs as, Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon, but unfortunately his previous films, was my personal favorites, The Croods however is a great animation film but lacks magic

The Croods is a movie that offers great family filled entertainment and stunning visual 3D effects, I didn't expect much from the trailers for this film, but I knew that I wanted to see this. So with not very much high expectations in mind, I was then treated with some beautiful scenes from the film and some very well thought out screenplay,  The Croods might not be fresh as it should, but it is much more entertaining than I expected.

THE FILM ENTHUSIAST rates it 7 out of possible 10 stars, might as well check the trailer below:


2 comments:

  1. Haven't had the chance to watch this one, though I've been hearing good things about it. My schedule is a bit tight. I might add it to my ever-growing queue. Lol, good review! :)

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  2. The Croods is good but on the same level as How To Train Your Dragon, Lol, put in your ever-growing queue, :) thanks for reading it, appreciate it

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