Written July 25, 2014
Watched this movie with my 7 year old son and let me say I was impressed! It had good strong characters with a cool story and most awesome visuals. Funny and great for the whole family!
Written September 23, 2014
kids loved it, I liked it a lot. gorgeous film, and worth it to see in 3d - lots of atmosphere and interesting set pieces. i especially liked the bird swarm.
Written July 29, 2014
Loved it! This is one of those movies that the kids love and the parents can sit through happily. We'll be one of the first in line to buy it when it's released.
Written September 17, 2014
True to form, Dreamworks always does a tremendous job with the stunning visual effects of these movies. As well, the characters and voicings (i.e., actors behind the characters) were enjoyable. But to me what truly makes a tremendous movie - one that I both I and my 4 children, ages 3-7 , can enjoy - is a strong story, and that to me fell short. The story seemed to be an attempt at focusing on a coming of age tale between a young teen girl and an overprotective father, but was hard to tell where the story was going at times. And planet earth exploding and collapsing on itself all over the place seemed to be the 'compelling event' to drive father and daughter to better understanding each other, but it in of itself was often its own distracting spectacle, that didn't make sense why it was happening, and it wound up scaring the kids at times. Some of the characters were indeed endearing, but both myself and the kids wound up collectively losing interest halfway through the film.
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.