THE CROODS – A NEW AGE (2020): The Thing I Liked…

The Croods – A New Age (2020), Universal Pictures
The Croods – A New Age (2020), Universal Pictures

I remember having a lot of fun watching the first The Croods (2013) movie. An animated action/comedy/adventure about a caveman family trying to survive while on a long, dangerous trek.

In the 2020 sequel, The Croods – A New Age, the same prehistoric family find themselves caught in a rivalry with another family. A group who claim to be better evolved. And best I can say about it is this: ‘The animation is pleasing and, there are some rather funny moments‘.

Starring, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds, I was surprised to find that overall, the story felt forced and I, unfortunately, cannot deny drifting off a few times.

Now, I promise I was not in a bad mood before I started watching The Croods – A New Age. However, unlike in the first film, this time it was easy to identify almost all the actors behind the voices. And for some reason, that annoyed me. I still stand by me not being cranky when I started to watch the film. If anything, my disappointment with the story execution is the reason for any alteration in my mood.

The good news about directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco’s film is that at the very least, it’s ‘quite watchable. As such, if you liked the first The Croods movie, then give this one a chance. After all, it looks as though most people had a good time with it.

Happy Film Loving

G

11 thoughts on “THE CROODS – A NEW AGE (2020): The Thing I Liked…”

      1. It’s my pleasure! Enjoy! 🤓
        I’ve only seen two anime films so far. Patema Inverted and Spirited Away. I remember the latter being a very pleasant surprise. Which should I definitely not miss? I know there’s room in my life for another. 😁

      2. Oh my gosh hehe where to begin. My favourites are ‘Your Name’ and ‘The Cat Returns’ and ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and ‘Arietty’, some can be a bit slow and contemplative but that’s part of their charm, it’s a bit like being enfolded into a warm hug for a few hours. Hope you get to see them and enjoy the virtual hug hehe. These kinds of films,plus some nice food are my go-to things for self-care if I am feeling sad.

      3. I’d definitely be opting for one that isn’t too slow. Otherwise sleep will creep in and quickly. 😴 Thanks so much for the list. Already, I like the word/name ‘Arietty.’ As such, that might be where I start. Lastly, I too often pick a movie to watch based on my mood. Though, comedy is one genre I’m always in the mood for.

      4. Arietty is a great one to start with and Your Name, these ones are not slow, you might find Totoro a bit slow, but it’s still beautiful. Netflix have all of them on there I think? Which is very cool. I hope you enjoy them. Yes same as me, comedy is my thing too. The only genre I can’t stand is horror as I don’t like gore.

      5. Thanks so much for confirming.
        As for horror, I completely understand. Although, I try every so often to watch something that’s slightly in the horror category. Just never the kind of scary that will disturb my usually peaceful sleeps. Happy Monday! 🤓🥳

      6. Yes, me too. I don’t particularly like the gory form of Horror, however Psychological Horror is another story like The Silence of the Lambs and more recently Midsommar, they are classics, totally mindblowing!

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