20th Century Fox
October 1, 2013
DVD 253 minutes
Blu-Ray 328 minutes
The Croods First Thoughts
In general I love DreamWorks movies but when I saw commercials for The Croods I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. The humour didn’t seem quite my type but my family thought it looked hilarious.
My husband was able to take my two girls to the movie theatre to see The Croods when it was out while I stayed at home with our toddler son who clearly wasn’t ready for a movie theatre.
When I got the chance to review The Croods, I figured it was my chance to see the movie and see if I agreed with my husband and kids that it was hilariously funny or if I had a different opinion.
I finally found some free time to sit down with my husband to watch the movie. Finding time when my kids were available too would have taken months. It was better than I thought it would be and I was laughing quite a bit, HOWEVER there was one thing that kept bothering me about the movie. This may not be a problem for most but I am a very analytical and technical person and I dislike when things don’t make sense.
I can usually shrug the feeling off for kids shows and movies because they aren’t necessarily supposed to make sense but it bothered me that the animals in the show were nothing like what we know of prehistoric animals. Granted we don’t have a lot of information about life back then but still. The animals were very cool looking but the scenery in the later part of the movie and the animals made me think of the movie Avatar instead of prehistoric times. I much preferred the parts of the movie that depicted what we know of prehistoric times such as how they lived.
As I said, I don’t think the creative choice of animals and some scenery will bother the average viewer of The Croods and most certainly won’t bother children but it’s something I wanted to mention.
Overall I enjoyed The Croods and do recommend it as a fun, family movie, but don’t expect it to be a lesson in life in the prehistoric times.
I didn’t get a chance to see the special features but you know there always are some!
DVD Bonus Features:
● Belt’s Cave Journal
● Croods Cuts (Lost Scenes)
● World of DreamWorks Animation
Blu-Ray Bonus Features:
●The Croodaceous Creatures of Croods! – Find out more about your favorite Croods creatures!
●Be An Artist! – Now you can draw Belt, Macawnivore and Mousephant
●The Croods Coloring & Storybook Builder App
●Belt’s Cave Journal – Take a journey with Belt and Guy as they rescue a Jackrobat
●World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
*Disclosure: I or a member of my review team received the product mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative in exchange for this post. No other compensation was provided. See my Disclosure Policy for more information
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