Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Director: Joel Crawford
Release date: 16th July 2021
The Crood family are still trying to find a place to call home. Guy and Eep’s blossoming relationship is stronger than ever and they are now looking for ‘Tomorrow’, a place that Guy’s parents used to talk about finding, back when he was a small boy. One day they are journeying across the land, feeling hungry and tired, when they stumble across a colossal wall blocking their path.. They break through it and discover an amazing land, full of all the food that they could possibly need/ desire. Needless to say, they all go crazy and gorge themselves til they are totally full. Soon they are attacked by masked figures who want to know who they are and what they want.. The masked figures are in fact a family named the Betterman’s, who turn out to be much more evolved and ‘modern’ than the Croods.
There are many many marked differences between them and soon they start to discover what makes them each tick..
This is the second Croods movie, with the first one being released back in 2013. There was also a tv series back in 2015 but it’s definitely about time we were re-introduced to the Crood clan. Sometimes you wonder why they take so long to release a second movie but it turns out that sometimes that works in its favour, ie people will be more than likely to watch/re-watch the first movie because they enjoyed this one so much.
Now that the kids here are off school for the summer, we definitely need some great movies in the cinema that they can watch with their families. Pretty much all of the films in the cinema at the moment are for age 12+ and so this is a very welcome addition. The other great thing about this movie is that there’s something for literally everyone in it. It’s always a bonus when you can have that shared experience on a family visit to the cinema. There’s laughs and slapstick for the younger kids and then you have lots of great ‘in-jokes’ for the grown ups.
I have to say, I really really enjoyed this one and will definitely be taking my niece and nephews to see it when I can. If you’re looking for a fun movie with lots of great characters and a brilliant storyline, then this is definitely a must see. I’ll be very surprised if there’s not a third installment at some point in the future.