The Croods review - Worthy and an equally relevant lookback

The Croods review - Worthy and an equally relevant lookback
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Back in the years, children took to the ‘Flintstones’ like it was one colossal joke. The message imparted wasn’t substantially insightful, but the animation certainly did the trick. ‘The Croods’ launched in 2013, in the early era of 3D films. One could easily name this film as more meaningful, imparting a message that is more relevant to today’s youth, and parents too! ‘The Croods’ is streaming on Netflix since the 29th of July 2019. The plot The scene opens at an exciting hunt where all the members of the Crood family are actively trying to chase their live meal. The music and the drama take a step-up significantly, hooking viewers. After the chase Grug (Voice lent by Nicholas Cage) takes all the members of the family and holes them up into the cave. Eep (Voice lent by Emma Stone) is a young teenage rebel, who doesn’t quite agree with Grug’s ways. She believes in getting out and has this dire urge to understand the ways of the evolving world. She is looking for the light, and in the process, she is introduced to Guy (Voice lent by Ryan Reynolds), who believes that the world will soon come to an end. Eep, is a tough cookie, and Guy is all out to impress her. The family doesn’t take well to Guy at first. His ways seem to deceive especially to Grugg. But Ugga (Voice lent by Catharine Keener), AKA Mrs Crood, explains Grugg, and tells him, that he needs to view things from a different perspective. The family sets out to change their residence, and hope to make a move to a certain valley. The move is arduous, and a one that is riddled with unending challenges. But Guy and his pet ‘Belt’ (AKA accessory, voice lent by Chris Sanders) win the Croods over one by one and conquer all the difficulties one by one. The Tech view The movie has strapping visuals, giving detailed insight on how each character unfolds with passing time. Some interesting fantastical elements like the flying turtles are quite captivating, enticing viewers to yester year’s reverie. The dialogues are simple and meaningful all the same. The characters have emerged naturally along with the story. The background score by Alan Silvestri has been purposed to make the film more enjoyable. The film has been artistically written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. The production team Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell, harnesses the key elements of the era, adding a few modern aspects, to make the film more relatable. Darren Homes takes credit for editing the film, and ensuring that the visuals are a treat! This film is a MUST watch. Rating: 4/5 (Though we are very tempted to rate it at a full five)

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