ABC Film Challenge – Animation – C – The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Director: Joel Crawford
Writer: Kevin Hageman, Dan Hagenman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan (Screenplay) Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders (Story)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Pater Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran
Plot: The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Croods: A New Age starts as the Crood family, Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Gran, Sandy and newcomer Guy. They are still searching for tomorrow, using Guy’s desire to find a paradise as the driving force,.He wants to take Eep away to have their own family.
When the group discover another family the Bettermans Hope, Phil and Dawn. A family that Guy grew up with, they have created a new more liveable society making life better for themselves. Guy gets caught up between the two worlds, as they fight for a place for him, needing to learn they will do better to work together to survive.
Thoughts on The Croods A New Age
The Croods: A New Age is the follow up to the original The Croods. That will see the tribe coming up against a different set of odds, another family that have settled in the world. Protected themselves from the dangers, rather than always on the run from them.
This will give us the family against family comedy which works for the film, getting laughs along the way. We get the added idea that Guy is now caught up between the world he could have had and the world he is living in now. The film has all the basics of the caught between worlds comedy that will get laughs. Adding in era the film is set for added laughs and expansive environments.
The voice talents are great with the returning cast of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Joined by the newcomers Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage and Kelly Marie Tran. This is a truly fun family movie that you can laugh along with.
Final Thoughts – The Croods: A New Age is a fun enjoyable family film, everyone can enjoy.