“The Croods” Movie Review

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“The Croods” are the last cave family.  The others were either bitten, eaten, or stomped to oblivion.  Survival is hard work, and as the father, Grug (voiced by our favorite, Nicolas Cage) says “Be afraid…”.

New is dangerous, new is scary.  The cave is safe.

Teenage daughter, Eep (voiced by Emma Stone), of course, follows a different beat.  She explores, experiences new things, meets a boy (Guy, voiced by Ryan Reynolds) after a nighttime exploration from the cave and….ultimately, unwittingly, saves the family.

The future is here as Earth is undergoing major changes (the movie hints the changes are due to continental drift) forcing the Croods to flee from their cave to escape the earthquakes, landslides, lava and other natural calamities of the changing landscape.

“The Croods” face this new future by sticking together and changing when they need to change….even the more stubborn Grug changes when he has to (albeit reluctantly).

No f-words, no cussing, “The Croods” is a well paced family movie that is funny, breathtaking, and ultimately satisfying.  A fun way to spend 90 minutes or so eating popcorn.  Nicolas Cage is superb (understated, steady performance), and Emma Stone is excellent (without the lisp…).  I loved the way Grug loved the idea of losing his mother-in-law (Gran, voiced by Cloris Leachman) but then eventually saves her…very realistic family dynamic.  🙂

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark where our poster is still up.  🙂

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

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