Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Croods (2013)

Number Rolled: 86
Movie Name/Year: The Croods (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 98 minutes
Rating: PG
Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Writer: Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco, John Cleese
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom

Eep is the eldest daughter of one of the only surviving caveman families. As a result of her father’s overprotective nature, however, she feels suffocated. One night she shirks the rules in order to follow her curiosity and leads her family into a trip for survival.

Incredible. I couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen. “The Croods” was smart, funny, very entertaining and it was the product of really good writing. I thought the characters were in depth and believable – despite being a cartoon for younger children. I thought the imaginative landscaping and animation were wonderfully portrayed. And, even though the story was mostly for kids, there was plenty of good in the movie to keep an adult entertained. In my opinion, that makes this a perfect family film – something for everyone.

I wish I could have given it a perfect score, but there were a couple of minor continuity errors. I didn’t really notice them until I thought back; it’s not like they were huge gaping plot holes.

Only after I had watched did I realize that John Cleese had a hand in writing the story. To me, that explains everything.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 78%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.2/5
Trust-the-Dice Score4.5/5

P.S. There’s a small scene after the credits.

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