Entertaining Family Adventure
Starring: The Voices of Nicolas Cage,
Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone,
Catherine Keener, Cloris
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 98 minutes
Distributor: DreamWorks Animation/20th
Century Fox/News Corp.
Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell
Writer: Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco
Address Comments To:Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
(Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox 2000/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
One of the world’s first families, the Croods, fear the new until one day their cave is destroyed in the animated adventure, THE CROODS. THE CROODS is a fun adventure with a family who truly love each other, but it has some environmentalist elements.
Grug loves to protect his family, including his wife, mother in law, teenage daughter Eep, son, and baby daughter. With the motto being “Fear is in the new,” the Croods almost always stay protected in their cave. Eep wants to move out of the cave, to see the light and have adventure. However, knowing the world is a dangerous place, Grug advises against her leaving.
One night Eep sees a light and follows it outside of the cave. It turns out the light is a fire made by Guy, another human whom Eep has never met. Excited, Eep demands Guy to show her how he made the fire. Suddenly, when Eep returns to the cave, the world literally changes with a platonic shift and the family’s cave is destroyed. Pushed out into the new and unknown, the Croods decide to head towards the Mountain in order not to be crushed themselves.
On their journey to the Mountain, the Croods encounter Guy, who, being new, the family questions. Guy knows what’s happening with the world, and he has new inventions to cope with these changes. Most of the family embraces the changes. Everyone, that is, except for Grug. Completely enticed by Guy, Eep is excited Guy is showing the way, but this leads her father to be even more protective of her. Will the Croods be able to make it to a new life?
THE CROODS is a funny family movie showing the importance of sticking together and loving each other in the midst of everything. It also shows the need to grasp towards goals and looking forwarded to tomorrow with optimism. Though this is the case, the movie seems to focus on the enlightenment that knowledge brings. There is no mention of the supernatural in the movie.
THE CROODS is a funny well-made animated movie. The audience is constantly amused with a clear plot line. Graphics in THE CROODS are wonderful, with imaginative images, but with some implied humanist, environmentalist themes.
THE CROODS is a funny family movie showing the importance of sticking together and loving each other in the midst of everything. It’s a well-made animated movie. The audience is kept constantly amused by the movie’s clear plotline. The animation in THE CROODS is wonderful, full of imaginative images. The plot is about overcoming fear and taking a leap of faith to follow the sun to tomorrow. However, despite its positive themes, THE CROODS has some implied humanist, environmentalist elements. MOVIEGUIDE® advises families to use some media wisdom while seeing THE CROODS.