Movie Review: The Croods

I am a sucker for a animated kids-flick, and so jumped at the chance to catch a screening of The Croods. 

The Croods is the story of Eep (Emma Stone) and her family, cavemen who have survived by remembering to always be afraid. They live in a cave, and only venture out when absolutely necessary. 

But Eep believes there has to be more to life, and begins exploring. When she sees a mysterious light one night, she follows it until she meets Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who is more advanced than The Croods and comes with a warning. 

The world is ending, and unless they follow him, they will die. 

What follows is a hilariously heartwarming tale of family, identity, and figuring out when to set fire to the status quo. 

There were many laugh-out-loud moments, and moments that almost brought a tear to your eye (okay, they definitely did). Despite being cavemen, The Croods were brilliantly relatable, which just goes to show that thousands of years of evolution doesn’t really change the essence of human nature. 

There were a few times when I found myself glancing at the time, or wondering why the film had continued after a certain point, but overall it was extremely enjoyable. 

The cinema was packed with young families, and the sounds of children giggling was prominent throughout the whole movie. It’s definitely a film that can be enjoyed by kids, their parents, and absolutely anybody who wants a light, clever, film to kill boredom over the weekend or holidays. 

The Croods is a Dreamworks film out at most cinemas now, through 20th Century Fox. 

Rating: 4/5

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