The Croods Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for some scary action
Runtime: 91 minutes
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Studio: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation
Director: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Release Date: March 22, 2013 (3D/2D/IMAX 3D)
The Croods - Official Synopsis
The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’'s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures - and their outlook is changed forever.
The Croods - Will Your Kids Want to See It?
Kids of all ages will likely be interested in seeing this colorful animated movie. The prehistoric setting makes the film interesting, and a family of characters that includes a rebellious teen type paves the way for a lot of possible sarcasm and familial comedy. If you are concerned about possible offensive or scary content in this film, please see our parent review of the movie (coming soon!).
The Croods - Related Movies & Books
The Croods certainly aren't the first famous prehistoric family. Many of us have fond memories of watching the Flintstones on TV, but have your kids even heard of them? You can watch episodes of The Flintstones for free online, or rent The Flintstones movie. Kids will enjoy seeing what you watched growing up, and they can compare the two prehistoric families after they watch The Croods.
Seeing the trailers for The Croods or watching the movie may spark questions from kids about whether or not "cave people" really existed. Take the opportunity to get them interested in learning by finding out what we have learned, or at least what we think we have learned, about prehistoric peoples. Books like Early People (Compare Prices) break down the research for kids and help them understand what we have learned and how we believe the human race has progressed.
And for a lighter spin on the movie, kids may enjoy learning to animate a few cavemen of their own. Kids can follow simple steps to draw a cartoon caveman on the How to Draw website. You can even make a few caveman puppets and study prehistoric flora and fauna to make a prehistoric diorama. The caveman theme isn't something we've seen in the movies for a while, so have fun with it!