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The Croods

The Croods (PG)

Reviewed By Kate Maitland-Gleed

Star Rating: 4 Stars

Studies show that our Stone Age ancestors had brains less than half the size of ours. They were easily struck by illness or attacked by great animals, and as their brains were so small, they were unable to invent things to prevent this from happening. Although this is true, studies also tell us, from the discovery of cave paintings, that these ancestors had many methods of protecting themselves and their families. These methods may not have worked but still… But what is they were cleverer than we think. What if they protected themselves for so long, they developed skills to keep themselves alive? There may have only been a few of these ‘clever people’ but for sure, they were the first amazing people on this world!! Well, if you’re going by the character of Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), an intelligent, creative young boy. Not forgetting his small furry companion; Belt – ‘cook, conversationalist, navigator… and also keeps my pant’s up!’

When something life changing happens to their world, The Croods family have no choice but to leave their beloved cave and adapt to the new world. But with an over-protective Dad and a wild family, Eep, an active teenage girl looking for an adventure, needs a way out. Or at least something to take her mind off things… Maybe that creative young boy we talked about earlier!!

This film has yet again, another all star cast, including; Nicolas Cage – the voice of Grug, Emma Stone – the voice of Eep, Catherine Keener – the voice of Ugga, Cloris Leachman – the voice of Gran and Clark Duke – the voice of Thunk. The Croods is a funny animation that will tug on your heart strings. I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would and was very surprised to see nearly a full cinema. This is defiantly something to watch with the kids over the Easter break.

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