What makes a family special? Is it their relationship with one another? Is it that they listen to each other? Most likely its the special bond that each and every family member has with each other; love.
If you haven't seen the movie, The Croods, you should at least take your little one (child) to go watch it. Their hasn't been a "real kid movie", in a while. One that is innocent, funny and produces a simple message. That every family has problems, but when the going gets tough its the special bond between families that allows them to achieve the impossible...such as surviving the shifting of the continents.
The Croods, are a family of cave people. They have their issues, but it allows them to survive the danger's of their world (our world, just millions of years ago). As with most great kids movies, this film has the perfect blend of jokes for both adults and wee ones. So you and your kid will be equally entertained.
I don't want to ruin the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it, but the Croods have to learn to adapt to their new environment when their cave gets destroyed by the shifting of the tectonic plates. They meet a more evolved human who teaches them that strength isn't the only way to solve problems. That thinking outside the box and creating ideas can do more good than smashing things. The Croods, make a few animals friends along the way and get to learn more about themselves then they could have imagined.
This is a wonderful movie for families. You could say that it is DVD buyable. The only downside to this movie is one of the characters voice over. I don't mean to be picky but I just didn't feel like Nicholas Cage was the right choice as the voice of the father. Personally, i just didn't really feel his voice expressed the types of emotions that were required. At times, I was a little caught of guard that he was the acting voice. But that was the only downside
My movie rating is 7 out 10. The message was the clear, the animation was very well done and their was alot of comedy mixed in with adventure. Overall a good movie.
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