Ending my long weekend, I found myself being dragged to Greater Union to watch 'The Croods.' At first I was a bit reluctant as I am not a huge fan of animation movies however, after watching the movie I would highly recommended it. You know what they say, never judge a book by its cover.
The Croods is a 98 minutes long animation produced by DreamWorks animation. Following the adventure of a cavemen family trekking through an unfamiliar world after their cave was destroyed. They discover a new world covered in weird creatures, forever changing their outlook on life. Rated PG, The Croods is defiantly a movie the family can enjoy. Don't be discouraged by the rating and thinking that it is just an ordinary children's movie, The Croods will grab your attention and keep you laughing frequently. The movie has something people of all ages will enjoy. The animation and scenery throughout the movie is just breathtaking, taking you on a visually stunning adventure. Each character was different, easily relating to the audience. The creatures that interacted with the characters were unique and unbelievably adorable, frequently stealing the spot light. The movie is heart-warming and does at time pull on your heart strings that will take you on an adventure into an extraordinary world.
Although The Croods is quite funny and well animated, it does deal with heavy themes such as constant risk of death and worries about the end of the world. With the frequent talk about the end of the world, the movie may make children nervous. There is also a point in the movie where the audience is made to believe that the central character has perished. With that being said, The Croods is a wonderful movie showing the messaging of courage and strong loving family relationships.
I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted comedy and highly recommend this movie to anyone. The movie is a great way to relax and unwind, whist keeping the children entertained. If you are in need of some relaxation and humour I suggest heading to your nearest cinema and watching The Croods. You won't regret it.