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The Croods - Film Review

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Published April 12th 2013

The Croods are struggling to survive in the incredibly dangerous prehistoric age. They have not seen other people in a long time and believe they are the last family alive. Their trick to survival - never not be afraid.

Eep wants to explore the world and feels that her family's restrictive rules are not part of really living. She's continuously at odds with her father (Grug) who enforces their law of fear.

Then they meet prehistoric genius Guy, who leads them think beyond what they have known. At first he is seen as an outcast by all the Croods (except Eep), but forced together as the world starts to shift, they realize their similarities and learn to accept change.

It's a little on the predictable side but the kids would love the amazing creatures and beautiful scenery. Parents may be amused with small hints of adult humour - Grug trying to get rid of his mother-in-law.

Character development focuses mainly on Grug but the other characters are loveable and unique.

Overall, it's a wonderful family friendly movie with the common themes of family and accepting change. 3.5 stars
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