The first Croods came out in 2013 and I remember taking my two kids (the youngest one wasn’t born yet) to see it and they all loved it. We watch it on DVD a lot and now they have made a sequel to this adorable film called Croods: A New Age!
This story tells how the Crood family find a new home called “Tomorrow” joined by Guy, who was the caveman from the first movie. This is where they think they will be safe and happy, that is until they realize the Bettermans live there. Tensions arise between the cave family (Croods) and the modern family (Bettermans). The Bettermans think their way of doing things is better while the Croods would tend to disagree.
Through the tensions and arguments that amount, so do lessons of acceptance and coming together that is shown throughout this film. The movie has a decent amount of laugh out loud moments, adventure, and strife that brings home important life lessons that even the youngest of children will pick up on.
The animation in The Croods: A New Age is simply spectacular and the addition of music (hello parents of the 80s) brings The Croods: A New Age a much watch this holiday season. This is a fun family movie for the entire family to enjoy in the theater. While I enjoyed it, I think this movie is really geared towards the kids. However, I will say that I was giggling many times throughout the movie. I also loved the end result of not judging a book by its cover and giving everyone a fair shot.
Enjoy The Croods 2 which hits theaters tomorrow just in time for the holidays. This is a perfect movie to escape reality and allow your kids to just smile.
I give Croods 2: A New Age 3.5/5 stars.
The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family
The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.
The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.
Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn.
The film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran