"The Croods": Trailer and Reviews
The rated PG movie is playing at AMC Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia.
It's opening weekend for "The Croods," the story of a Neanderthal family. But is it right for your family to see?
Here's what some critics have to say about it:
There’s a peculiar violence in the comedy in this CG-animated family film, similar to watching a loud, slapstick football game played by extraordinarily ugly plastic figures. Of course, the Croods are not meant to be beauties — they are, after all, a family of Neanderthals. But is the animation meant to be ugly, too?
Like Fred, Wilma and Pebbles, the heroes of this cute animated comedy are animal-pelt-wearing proto-humans. Unlike the protagonists of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon, however, hunter-gatherers Grug Crood (voice of Nicolas Cage) and his wife, Ugga (Catherine Keener), don’t live in an amenity-filled house but in a dark, depressing cave. They’re raising their kids — Eep (Emma Stone), Thunk (Clark Duke) and Sandy (Randy Thom) — as best they can, considering there’s no Internet.
...the movie does an entertaining job of impressing on us what a struggle survival is at the dawn of man. It’s an all-hands-on-deck family action episode just to snag a few precious drops of proto-emu egg yolk. There’s lots of cleverly rendered anthropological skittishness in response to the unknown — which is virtually everything.
"The Croods" is playing at AMC Stonecrest 16. If you see it, tell us what you thought in the comments section below.