The Croods 3D (2013) Movie Review
Released : March 22nd, 2013
Reviewed : April 10th, 2013
Genre : Children/Animated
Story (from IMDB) :
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.
Dreamworks again hit it big with another great family animated movie to start out the new year.
The Croods follows a caveman and his family who after the end starts and their cave is destroyed must explore through the world to keep the family alive. Alone the way they meet Guy and Belt who is the adventurous inventive man with a pet who shows the family the way. During all this the father becomes jealous and therefore creates the emotional side of the story because as with any cartoon there has to be the emotional moments of the film.
Visually this film is beautiful and the 3D only enhances it. The jungle scenes are bright, colorful, and really show off the animations of today while the desert scenes and volcanic scenes really show another side of the animation. There are only a few actual 3D scenes but the 3D helps give the environment a more rounded feel and works for the film.
With a cast including Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Clark Duke the star power is all there. What carries the movie though is the comedy aspect of it. The jokes are almost nonstop and like most animated movies they range from jokes that everyone will understand to adult jokes thrown in there which are always a pleasant surprise.
Overall it’s a really good animated movie for all ages.