Excerpt: Not Pixar but an entertaining animated movie still. You do get top notch AQ and PQ in this DreamWorks story about a dysfunctional cave family. Include are a DVD copy and Digital Copy along with a little over an hour in extra content. Not Dreamworks best but fun none the less.
Excerpt: The Croods is a beautiful film, both aesthetically and thematically. It caught me off guard and ended up being a pleasant surprise. It has everything I look for in a family film, but its strongest feature is definitely its heart. Akin to Brave being my go-to animated mother-daughter story, The Croods is my go-to father-daughter story, but it's so much more than that. It's a story about getting over your fears, and discovering the vast unknown.
Excerpt: The story was enjoyable, but it lacked a lasting effect on me. While I personally am not the biggest fan of the story, I am a big fan of the picture. Just watching the 2D version is eye candy. Scenery filled with vibrant color and vast environments, it's all fun to look at. I'm extremely pleased to say that this movie is even more gorgeous in 3D. There is a definite improvement in the picture and it is worthy of that "wow" effect.
Excerpt: We had this movie for about 2 months before deciding to watch it and were we WOWed. This movie was such good fun to watch. We enjoyed the family ties, the story line, the characters, visual presentation and the audio. There wasn't much that we could find that we didn't like. My wife and I enjoy watching 3D blus greatly.
Summary: "You shall never not fear." Thrilling animated movie! However, needs to be sanitized because of some brutal images. Finally we understand why fear. I thought it would be closer to reality. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Dad's sacrifice saved the movie. Emma Stone's voice is very recognizable, just saying.
Excerpt: While companies like Pixar (and to a lesser extent, Disney) continue to innovate and take risks, Dreamworks is still using their same formula. The formula, of course, is use themes from better films, recycle all the same gags from previous efforts, splash some colorful visuals on it, and it if it does well, plan a sequel and a television series.
Excerpt: Having blind bought this title I was a little hesitant going in. The end result was a hilarious joy ride from start to finish. The Croods have 'survived' each predator and natural disaster that come their way but now are faced with their greatest challenge "The End of the World" as they know it. As they fight and tackle each obstacle in their way they grow closer as a family unit and gain some human intelligence along the way.