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Sunday Review – The Croods

April 13, 2014

Hello, friends, Happy Sunday!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted a review, but my mom and I watched The Croods last weekend, and I am happy to report that it is delightful.  It was recently put up on Netflix, so if you have an account, I highly recommend you check it out.  Anyway, let me get to the review!

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The Croods is a family/kids animation movie featuring the vocal talents of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, and many more.  The story centers around a family of cavmen who are forcded to venture outside of their familiar, comfortable cave in order to survive the impending threat of earthquakes and major tectonic shifts.  They get help from a young caveman living in the wild who begins to form an attachment to the teenage daughter of the family, much to the chagrin of the father and Man of the House, or er Cave.  Obviously, hilarity ensues.

So, while the story probably isn’t anything brand new or groundbreaking, it is fun, lighthearted and totally entertaining.  The film is absolutely charming, touching on the family dynamics that span all countries and, apparently, eons, and making it feel as though you could be watching your own family movies.  Between the sulky teenage daughter, the tag-along younger siblings, the nosy grandmother, and the overprotective father, the characters feel warm and familiar, but definitely not boring.

I laughed out loud while watching the cavemen discover amazing new technologies, like fire and shoes.  You may have seen a preview in one of the trailers, but I have to say that when the women of the family discover the joy of shoes for the first time, it is hilarious and an all too familiar scene.  There were so many fun moments in the film that really made me laugh; although, I have to admit that I am easily amused, so it may just be me!  ;)

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All in all, the story was cute, the characters were engaging and the comedy was totally on cue.  I very much enjoyed watching The Croods, and if you are at all a fan of family animated movies, then I definitely recommend you check it out, too!

As always, thanks for reading!  – Kristi :)

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  • girlychristina

    Oh, thank you for the review! I was on the fence about this movie but will have to give it a try next time I’m on Netflix! <3

    April 13, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Definitely! It’s really cute and worth a watch!! :)

      April 13, 2014 at 10:15 am Reply
  • BeingZhenya

    It is such a cute movie! I absolutely loved it!
    Zhenya
    http://beingzhenya.com

    April 13, 2014 at 10:13 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Isn’t it darling?? Very cute and funny! :)

      April 13, 2014 at 10:16 am Reply
  • sistasfromcali

    I loved this movie! But I admit it made me cry towards the end haha. Great review by the way!
    -jacki

    April 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Omg I know!! I didn’t want to give anything away so I didn’t talk about the end, but so, so good! :)

      April 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm Reply
      • sistasfromcali

        It was amazing haha. My younger siblings and we were all crying. At least theres a happy ending :)

        April 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply
        • alligatortoe

          My mom and I were totally sniffling and dabbing at our eyes, too, haha! But I’m so glad it was a happy ending, they almost had us fooled!! ;)

          April 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm Reply
          • sistasfromcali

            They did. I don’t think I can watch that movie for a while. Hahaha. I have to give myself some time.

            April 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm
          • alligatortoe

            Hahaha too funny!! You’ll have to watch something else to cheer you up, like Despicable Me, one of my favorites!! :)

            April 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm
          • sistasfromcali

            I saw the first one but I never got the chance to see the second. I hear it’s really good.

            April 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm
          • alligatortoe

            It is good! Not as good as the first, but still really good!! :)

            April 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm
          • sistasfromcali

            I still need to see it. Haha.
            But sequels are never better than the first. You know?

            April 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Groundbreaking or not I love movies like this! Always fun for a relaxing evening! I will definitely be making Paul see this with me!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    April 14, 2014 at 10:13 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, so true! You should definitely watch it!! :)

      April 14, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply

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