Written January 31, 2015
The story is AWFUL and somewhat embarrassing. My kids and their friends wanted the dad to die, and as a dad myself, I don't find this at all a good thing. Bleck.
Written February 01, 2015
The Croods turned out to be a great flick. It was funny and had heart touching moments. The animation is great with plenty of character variety and lots of vistas. On top of all that, it was smart in a subtle way, being a film about the unrealistic way that the continents realistically separated and how the new species of man may have interacting with the old. In reality, it may have been more tragic that depicted here, but I'm glad they stuck to the cartoon stuff. Go watch it!
Written January 27, 2015
We took our six year old son and eight year old daughter to see the Croods 3D and they both enjoyed it, as did we. They're not ones to like anything too scary or violent, or too action-packed, and this hit the right blend of mild scares, chases, action, and comedy. It was heavy on slapstick, which worked well for us. Most of all the story was quite good; touching but not overly sappy. The 3D worked well overall, though in a couple of spots they went for effects that were a bit dizzying. The story line does provide good fodder for conversation with kids afterwards, there's a lot they can learn from it and think about, but there is also a lot to laugh about after, too.
Written October 24, 2014
The animation was fantastic and it had some funny parts but overall, I didn't think it was that great. There are more unpleasant ways to spend 2 hours but there are much better.
Written March 24, 2013
Took my 5yo daughter on opening day. The movie is a bit over the head for a child of this age though its still Disney and they know how to captivate any child's attention. Not sure if it was my imagination or done on purpose but Nicolas Cages character looked a lot like him....