After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.
We were invited to the screening in London and loved the atmosphere they created.
We were expecting a small affair and walked into thousands of excited children and families (including british Olympians and international press), so a quiet morning was transformed with fruit, danishes and great prehistoric surprises.. and yes.. The Croods Popcorn.
Made by the team that brought us Madagascar (“We like to move it .. move it..”), this has a great look, feel and sensibility.
The world is mix Flintstones meets Avatar and there are a few scenes which are truly beautiful.
The humour comes thick and fast, as well as a father / daughter interplay (which is slightly saccharine) though works for the target audience – and yes.. it’s hard not to be slightly moved by one of the key scenes (this may upset the very young)
Favourite elements – well Belt – and yes I and we want one..
I can see Belt having his own cartoon show on TV and shorts.
Will there be a Croods II .. I’m not sure the story needs one.. but you never know.
There is certainly the beginnings of a movie that will be a marmite movie – loved by some hated by others.
The scene in the cave.. where the cat blows out the candle being one of the most apt.
What do you think?