Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Croods - Movie Review

Starring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke.  Directed by Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco.


The plot is very familiar but it's the way they execute their story that makes this fun.

The Croods are a family of cavemen who have survived by being afraid of everything and spending most of their time behind a boulder in a cave.  The oldest daughter Oop (Emma Stone) has had enough of confinement and wants to explore the "new."  Overprotective father Grug (Nicolas Cage) will have none of it, but when Oop meets another man (Ryan Reynolds), all kinds of "new" open up to her.

There are some thrilling action sequences, and it was probably a lot of fun in 3D.  The humor succeeds largely from the way the Croods deal with unknown things, like fire.

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