Review: The Croods

I have vivid memories of going to the movies when I was a kid. It was THE thing to do back in the day and I loved it! My parents, sister or nanny would take me from time to time but I loved to go with my Uncle Magdy. He would pile 20 of us cousins into a car or two (totally legal) and take us to the movies. We took up an entire row, were loud and made one hell of  a mess. But those were amazing times.

The movies aren’t exactly family budget friendly anymore. I remember paying $3.75 for a ticket and now to go on a Friday night I need to take out a personal loan from the bank! And yes we have Netflix, Kindles, iPads, etc. that give us access to movies and while those are nice – they lack the sparkle of going to a dingy movie theater and seeing it BIG! So every so often we try to catch an early weekend movie for only $5.00 a ticket. I like to take Sophia to movies. She gets so excited!!!!

Recently, we went to see The Croods 3D.

I don’t get the hype about 3D movies. I’ve been seeing in 3D my entire life!! But there is an undeniable need for the movie industry to make every kids movie in 3D and now even resurrect old movies to get more money for 3D showings. It’s apparently the latest trend. I’m usually not a fan but kids love those recycled glasses, pretending they can actually touch the things shooting out at them and what not. But anyways – I digress….

The Croods is a movie about the world’s first ever family and the adventure they embark on after their cave home is destroyed. It’s sprinkled with family stereotypes, prehistoric humor and some awesome fantasy land.

I will say that I was impressed with the 3D quality of  The Croods. Usually there is this grainy feel to things but this time around it was very clear and I surprisingly didn’t leave with a headache. The relationship between the characters was spot on. Totally a realistic portrayal of family life now even though they are in the midst of the cave man era. We laughed out loud, my husband related to the over protective father, and Sophia thought the boy, awesomely named Guy, was cute (insert Mike’s eye rolling here). And talk about one hell of a cast! Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds – just to name a few. That doesn’t suck one bit. Sophia watched content, talked about it for 3 days and was excited to get a book about the movie in one of her Easter baskets.

All in all it was a solid 98 minutes of movie with an ending that had me a bit tearful {I am sucker for kids movies!}. It was a great family movie but not one I would put on my all time favorite must own or the world will end list of movies. If you aren’t an avid movie goer yourself – wait till it hits ABC Family movie weekends or Netflix.

 

Have you seen any new movies lately?

 

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  • http://writingwishing.com/ Alison

    So worth a watch then? :)
    Stopping by from SITS.