Review of The Croods
28 March 2013
I have been a fan of the Dreamworks films since I was 4 years old. When I heard that there was going to be a new Dreamworks movie I thought it was going to be a sequel to How To Train Your Dragon or a Shrek Easter Special. But I was very surprised to hear that this movie was going to be totally different. This time the movie was going to be set in the Stone Age about a family. May I present to you, The Croods.
The Croods is a family movie about a Stone Age family who live nearly everyday inside their cave, only coming out of the cave to get breakfast. The main character, Eep is an adventurous cave girl who doesn’t want to spend the rest of her life inside the cave and would rather spend everyday exploring the world. One night, while the family is sleeping Eep notices a strange light from outside. Upon leaving the cave she meets a boy named Guy and his pet sloth Belt. Guy tells Eep that the world will end and that he needs Eep to come with him to high ground before it’s too late. Of course, Eep’s family spots her and takes her home from the “danger” of the outside world. But, when the Croods come home a giant landslide crushes their cave. Until they discover a technicolour world full of bizarre creatures and plants. The Croods meet Guy, who tells them there is another cave up on a tall mountain. So they embark on a wild adventure to find the cave before they fall into the scorching hot lava lakes and bottomless ravines.
The animation in this movie is truly outstanding and every part of the jungle is fully detailed. The characters all have different feelings and different styles making it look like they are a real family. The animal designs are outstanding! From the giant elephant to the peanut shaped lemurs they are all creative.
There weren’t many bad parts in this movie and every moment was exciting and breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this movie to all ages and especially dads and daughters because the movie closely concentrates on the family relationship between Eep and her dad.
Definitely a movie to see this Easter.
Lucy Power, Age 11. The Croods is on general release in cinemas