The Family Reviews The Croods

The Croods

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Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A story about a cave family who are forced to face change.

Brigette: A prehistoric family must evolve to survive.

Morgan: A story of a family of cave-people with a modern twist.

Gable: A family of cavemen called the Croods are forced to go on a journey because their world is about to change dramatically.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Morgan: It was up for an Oscar this year, and I was interested in seeing it.


Pete: Animated Family Adventure Comedy

Brigette: Animated/Adventure

Morgan: Comedy/Family

Gable: Action/Adventure/Family

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Grug was my favorite because he was the bravest and eventually had to make the biggest change.

Brigette: Grug because his heart was in the right place.

Morgan: Belt because he was cute.

Gable: Guy because he was creative and funny and hard not to have as a favorite character.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: I loved all the characters in this film in some way.

Brigette: Gran because she didn’t really do much for the story.

Morgan: Grug because he did not find any change good.

Gable: Belt, Guy’s sloth friend, because he was annoying with that dramatic music he did all the time. That’s all Belt really said: dramatic music.

How was the casting?

Brigette: Odd.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It grabbed me immediately and gradually increased in intensity.

Brigette: It was immediately interesting and it’s momentum only increased as the film progressed.

Morgan: Grabbed me immediately and had me at other parts throughout the film.

Gable: I got into it immediately. It was very intense. Every time you think everything had calmed down, it ramped up again.

Favorite quote:

Pete: “Release The Baby!!!” – Grug

Brigette: “We changed the rules, the ones that kept us in the dark, and because of my dad who taught us that anyone can change…well, sort of.” – Eep

Morgan: “The last thing my parents told me was don’t hide, live. Follow the sun , you’ll make it to tomorrow.” –Guy

Gable: Thunk: It likes me. AHH! It’s biting me!
Grug: Try hiding from it in the tall, dry grass.

What would you change?

Brigette: The voice cast.

Gable: I would get rid of Belt because he had no reason to be in there.

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: Shine Your Way by Owl City and Yuna is the only song. It’s a bit sickly sweet but suits the film.

How was the ending?

Pete: It held my attention, was a bit of a roller-coaster-ride, intense and also heart warming.

Brigette: A hard-fought-for happy one.

Morgan: Pretty much perfect.

Gable: Bittersweet and happy. I have to admit that I did cry at the ending because it was so touching. When the film was done, Dad brought up the part that I cried at and I cried all over again. Yes, I’m really emotional…

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Change is the only constant; you may as well embrace it.

Brigette: You can’t do everything, all the time, all by yourself; sometimes you need help and sometimes you need to try something different.

Morgan: Change isn’t always a bad thing.

Gable: To never give up on the ones you love.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Anyone who has ever been afraid of change.

Brigette: Families with children who are at that age when family is suddenly uncool.

Morgan: People who like funny, colourful animations.

Gable: People who need a good cry, dads who feel like they are failing as a parent, and/or teenage girls who think their lives suck.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Moment: Ryan Reynolds Won’t Eat His Cereal

Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty)

Any of the beers from Caveman Brewery.

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Grug’s aeroplane
croods architectural detail

What is the biggest change you’ve ever had to accept?

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