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