Written January 30, 2015
Witty, clever, original, and very well made; The Croods brilliantly combines beautiful visual effects with a simple enough story for a child to follow, but in a world vibrant and beautiful for adults. It sends a great message and displays a great example of positive family values and team building. Adults can appreciate the humor even though it's geared towards kids. Overall it's definitely worth seeing.
Written December 22, 2014
In seeing the previews for the Croods, I feared this would be a film appealing to the lowest common denominator of the grade school audience. Instead, it was a pleasant and visually appealing film that exceeded expectations. The effects were excellent (and at times superb), the story was very predictable, but I guess we don't go to movies like this for the depth of plot and character development. The daughter/father relationship, which drove much of the movie, was sweet and done better than in "Brave". All in all, my family and I enjoyed it and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone with children.
Written December 27, 2014
The trailers for this movie were enough for me to want to take my granddaughters. The 3D was outstanding! Even though, for me, the plot was contrived...the kids loved it!
Written December 28, 2014
The animation was great, especially the first forest scene, but I thought the characters and writing were horrid. If you can stomach or like Honey Bobo then you'd probably like the characters in the Croods, which I found repulsive. What a waste of great animation.
Written January 31, 2015
I took the grand kids, and it was very enjoyable for all of us. The 6 year old didn't like the sad parts, but she was very glad to have a happy ending.