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The Croods 2013

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A prehistoric family embark on a journey of discovery in this animated comedy featuring the vocal talents of Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds. Content to stay within the confines of their stone-age cave, Grug (Cage), his wife Ugga (Catherine Keener), daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke), and mother-in-law Gran (Cloris Leachman) soon find themselves homeless when a seismic upheaval literally brings the roof down. As they venture out into a wondrous, unknown world in search of a new home, the family soon team up with a nomadic caveboy called Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who offers his own unique take on the challenges ahead.

Starring:
Clark Duke, Ryan Reynolds
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Clark Duke, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Nicolas Cage, Cloris Leachman, Emma Stone
Director Chris Sanders
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 7 February 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Dutch, French
Subtitles Dutch, French
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Clark Duke, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Nicolas Cage, Cloris Leachman, Emma Stone
Director Chris Sanders
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 7 February 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Swedish, Ukranian, Finnish, Danish, Russian, Estonian, Italian, lithuanian, Norwegian, latvian
Subtitles Swedish, Ukranian, Finnish, Danish, Russian, Estonian, Italian, lithuanian, Norwegian, latvian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Clark Duke, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Nicolas Cage, Cloris Leachman, Emma Stone
Director Chris Sanders
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 7 February 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Swedish, Ukranian, Finnish, Danish, Russian, Estonian, Italian, lithuanian, Norwegian, latvian
Subtitles Swedish, Ukranian, Finnish, Danish, Russian, Estonian, Italian, lithuanian, Norwegian, latvian
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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By Sussman VINE VOICE on 25 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD
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This is a film, which is set in prehistoric Pliocene era known as;

"The Croodaceous"

Took my 47 year old, to quench her need for to see a “cutesy” prehistoric animation, I must say I was pleasantly surprised the film was rather good. This is a very good cross-generational film that will appeal to children as well as adults – it has universal appeal. The narrative is engaging and the animation is some the best I have seen lately. The narrative deals with the “Croods”, and is a primeval comedy undertaking that follows the world's first family as they embark on a voyage of a lifetime, when the cave that has always safeguarded them from danger is demolished. Trekking across a remarkable landscape, the Croods discover an unbelievable new world filled with fantastic creatures.

As another reviewer has said the story is quite funny in the way it deals with fear of the unknown, being alone and life in general when you trying just to survive to the next day. For us it was a kind of rib-tickling, emotionally satisfying film. Your inner child should really like this film, well worth a very good five stars. I must say my 47 year old was very well behaved!

******* Update 19th August 2015 *******

It appears that a Croods part 2 is in the works for around 2017.

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Format: DVD
I took my family to see this film - age range of 9-65 and everyone came out saying how much they had enjoyed it. We have seen loads of animated films and thought we had seen it all, but this proved we haven't. There is plenty to be amused by and the story is interesting - the scene when the family are introduced to fire is really funny (the character is advised to hide from it in the tall dry grass) but there is one scene involving the dad which is quite moving (my 10 year old was crying). The basic story is that our cave family is the only one left in the area and the father has taken an overly-cautious approach to life to keep the family safe making them spend a lot of time closed in their cave. The daughter is bored and frustrated and one night sneaks out of the cave and finds a boy who can make fire. He tells her the end of the world is coming and the action begins from there after the familys cave is destroyed. Should they trust the new boy and follow him to the mountains or keep with the fathers idea of finding a new cave to hide in? The ensuing journey has plenty of ups and downs along the way and there's the message about sometimes taking risks in life to make it better. Visually the film is stunning, the animation is fantastic and I highly recommend it.
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Format: Blu-ray
Animation is breathtaking. The opening scene is mesmerising. The humour flows from one scene to the next. There is laughter, sadness, tension and joy.
One of the best films of the year so far. Definite ten out of ten. I would say that younger viewers may get scared, so be careful to sit with the little ones as the end scenes approach.
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At this point I am pretty cynical when it comes to CGI cartoons on the big screen. Once upon a time it was the genius of Pixar and the entertainment of DreamWorks Animation. However, with these animations making more money than most live action films the number of them have increased and not always the quality. DreamWorks themselves have had a few dodgy films in their back catalogue so watching ‘The Croods’ was no guarantee. Thankfully, although it may lack some of the intelligence of the best modern animations, this is a heartfelt, colourful and fun entry.

‘The Croods’ centres around the titular family of Neanderthal people who have only managed to survive by hiding in their cave. When the cave is no longer an option they are forced to seek new ground with the aid of Guy, a Homosapien and is belt. The film is a mixture of coming of age (Ice Age) and family drama. It is the relationships between the family that makes the film fun; the protective father, overbearing grandmother, adventurous daughter etc. The dynamic is a very modern feeling one, but transported back to a lost age full of danger. It is amusing watching the naÔve Croods barely managing to stay alive.

As well as having great chemistry, the film also looks extremely lush. The setting of an alternative Age means that colours and creations explode onto the screen. The makers have created many made up animals for the film that look brilliant in BluRay and are different from the norm – almost Suessian. Voice acting wise the cast do well, even Nicholas Cage seems to fit as the father. He is able to bring a bit of depth to the character which makes the finale far more powerful than it deserves to be.
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The Croods is a charmingly entertaining action adventure from the makers of Shrek! With some top notch animation and a fun cast of colourful characters this is one of the studio's better offerings.

It starts off with a short set up and then gets straight into the action. It pretty much doesnt stop for breath from there. Following a family of cavemen that are scared of everything and never venture from the small area they call home you can pretty much guess the story as it comes. However the action beats and comedic touches littered throughout help elevate any boredom.

If anything it may be a touch too long and a couple of members of the family are only there to add a little comedy and not much else but all in all a very enjoyable film. Certainly worth a rewatch!
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