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What a joy! We loved it!
12 April 2017
We buy 3D movies, but aren't very discriminating as we tend to buy them because they are 3D rather than whether we would normally purchase based upon a review, personal taste etc. The Croods was a purchase that didn't really figure on our 'must have list' but it was reasonably priced so we thought we'd give it a try.
Well, I have to say that the movie was a total delight! From the start to the end it amused and absorbed us with its slick animation and likeable characters. The 3D was very nicely used... not too gimicky but very obvious in places. The various scenery creations were frankly superb, colourful and wide-ranging. Visually I think this movie is one of the best 3D films we have watched. The soundtrack was also nicely handled with pleasant music and well recorded voices etc.
The characters also very quickly become quite surprisingly real, a trifle corny maybe, but a delight. There's an underlying message in the story that gives it some weight. I think it could appeal to children and adults — with both getting a lot of fun out of the antics on screen.
The animation is smooth and wonderfully drawn (obviously created on computers rather than actually drawn!) and in the fast-paced sections the animation is some of the best I have seen.
I can't understand why this movie hasn't received more attention and it's definitely one of our favourite 3D movies. I haven't written many reviews about movies, but I did feel compelled to jot down my thoughts about "The Croods". It's a jolly good example of this type of genre (i.e. modern animated 3D).