Written July 31, 2014
Pleasantly surprised by this movie, believing it was going to be an "Ice Age" ripoff, and those have been going downhill fast. But "The Croods" was full of silly (not stupid) laughs that just leave you smiling. Worth a watch, especially if you have children.
Written December 20, 2014
My daughter really wanted to see this movie, so we went for our father daughter date. We both really enjoyed this movie, and the 3D was the best I have seen. We sat in the middle of row 2, and it was great fun. I would recommend it for any age group.
Written December 28, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised that this movie was pretty good. Took the kids last weekend, from the ads I thought it would be awful, but it was sweet. Some good use of 3D, kids both liked it, nothing too scary and the humor was appropriate.
Written December 29, 2014
Took my grandson to see this in 3D and it was a great way to bond with this 6 year old. We both loved it and not just because I'm a 6 year old at heart. It was funny. And of course it had an underlying message so it is good teaching tool for someone with young children. And again, it was real funny!
Written January 25, 2015
'The Croods' suffers the same problems as another recent release, the revived 3D version of 'Jurassic Park'. Although a new film, it seems to rely on animation technology from about fifteen years ago. That would make it astounding... in 1998. Now it just looks as crude as the characters in the film. Trying to milk (roughly) the same territory as the endless 'Ice Age' flicks, it desperately needs its own Scrat to make it all semi-enjoyable. And Nicholas Cage's voice just does not fit in with the hulking physicality of Grug, the paranoid Neanderthal father.
It does have some positives, including the various animals that spend their time trying to kill Mr. Crood and his clan. Some of the creatures could have only been dreamt up by dropping acid and then reading 'On the Origin of Species'. But mostly it is a standard teen-girl meets teen-boy who makes daddy look, well, like a cave-man kind of story. Which makes the plot the crudest part of this *** film.