The Croods Review: A Little Rebellion Is A Good Thing
The animation is a mixed bag. While the settings and landscapes are rendered beautifully, the characters look busted. Even though the neanderthals aren't much to look at, the crazy assorted animals (piranha birds, cats colored like parrots, dogs that could double as crocodiles, whales with legs) are excellent targets for your gaze.
Ultimately, The Croods is a fun, harmless movie that carries a decent message (embrace change) and delivers the right amount of emotion even if the humor and story aren't very sophisticated. If there's a character struggle to be found at all, it's between Grug and Guy and the effort to balance old and new ways of living. It ain't rocket science, but it doesn't need to be. The Croods will be back, so embrace the change and move to higher ground yourself.
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