Bottom Line: A franchise worthy, beautifully envisioned, entertaining and giddily action-packed prehistoric world where both children and parents alike will find smiles-a-plenty! ‘Super awesome’, ‘Not scary’ and ‘An A+ with bacon because bacon makes everything better’ where a few of the raves I extorted from my two older sons and their buddy (ages 8, 7 and 6)... They rightfully loved it – and as well they should as its sub-Pixar-level story of living each day to its fullest was heightened by a family friendly, infectious and unfettered free spirit. A colorful, innovative and heartfelt blast – you’d have to have rocks in your head to not enjoy the simple pleasures of this rollicking animated caveman movie!
Starring the voices of: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Clark Duke, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman
Directed by: Chris Sanders (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON) and Kirk DeMicco (SPACE CHIMPS)
Running time: 92 minutes
Story: The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Cage) didn't already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Reynolds.) With Guy's help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive - each other.(c) Paramount