The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age

Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.

  • Released: 2020-11-25
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
  • Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Randy Thom, Cloris Leachman, Chris Sanders, Tara Strong, Kailey Crawford, James Ryan, Melissa Disney, Ryan Naylor, Artemis Pebdani
  • Director: Joel Crawford
  • CinemaSerf - 2 January 2024
    The Croods: A New Age
    Somewhat nomadic after the conclusion of their 2013 adventure, the caveman "Croods" are still searching for a place to call home. It's not just the quest that intrepid leader "Grug" must manage, he's also got the constantly hormonal "Eep" and "Guy" to contend with too! Anyway, they stumble upon a positively Elysian land of lush green grass, waterfalls - and bananas - and that's where they encounter the pretty supercilious "Betterman" family. They'd be the posh "Flintstones" with all the bamboo mod cons - even the original picture window! It's soon clear, though, that these two families are facing a bit of a culture clash and as tempers mount, "Grug" commits an unmentionable sin - and they are descended upon by a marauding gang of punch monkeys determined to feed them all to their Kong-esque king. Now they must but aside their trivial differences and work together else they will all end up as banana fritters! It's quite a fun little adventure film, this. It pokes fun at vanity and intolerance, keeps the story simple and engaging enough before an ending that, though predictable, reminds us of the values of working together rather than apart. The animation is standard, high-end, Dreamworks fayre and it's entertainingly scripted passing ninety minutes effortlessly.
  • JurijFedorov - 12 November 2022
    Very childish
    The first one was a pretty interesting at times in that it was a rare film with prehistoric humans. Of course the whole universe is totally fictional. But in the first one you kinda felt like there were clear rules to everything. So it felt realistic to prehistoric humans to some degree. This one is largely focusing on gags. So if they need to make a joke they will just create some animal to make that joke with. It's basically a more childish version of The Flintstones. The storylines are more forced as they clearly feel like they don't need to focus too much on the world building and instead create gag after gag.

    There are some interesting parts here like the Tomorrow World. It looks great and creates an interesting storyline. But very soon these human interactions are replaced by more animal gags and a ton of silly fight scenes. Keep in mind the humans can NEVER lose in this movie. In the first one you felt the danger in some parts. Here no matter how big or many the monsters are the fights are always one-sided. The humans only lose if the script writers planned some thematic lesson for the humans. The movie starts out fine and is fine for like 50 minutes. But the third act sucks quite bad. They create a totally new storyline with The Thunder Sisters. Just out of nowhere. And the emotional scenes are so in your face that it gets extremely cringe. A shame. I feel like some storylines here are actually pretty interesting. It's just that the movie jumps from place to place and has waaaay too many main characters. There are some better storylines that are just hurriedly tied up as there is no room to finish them properly. So if 2 characters need to forgive each other and move on we see this forgiveness in 30 seconds instead of being a slow clever development. I miss movies like Lions King that tried to create a proper fictional universe with clear rules where everyone could die or suffer. Here it's a gag-fest with everyone being overpowered.
  • michel16555 - 19 June 2022
    Feminist wokefest
    Another woke movie. Besides that very messy and confused movie. It drains all energy from you. You will feel exhausted after finishing this movie. The frase less is more comes into my mind but unknown by the makers of this movie.

    Mayby they should have paid less attention to their men are bad woke message and just make a sensible movie.
  • tsagalosn - 1 January 2022
    Loved the first Croods movie, not hate the sequel but not like it, either.
    The sequel clearly lacks the qualities that had made, in my opinion, the Original Croods movie a real gem.

    Here we have a enjoyable, but not original movie and certainly not a gem It's entertaining, some times funny, have some new additions that are welcome, Peter Dinklage is superb but that's all.

    The first part of the sequel is good enough, even though it's not as good as the first movie. But the more action oriented second part of the movie feels rather cheap and rushed and ruins the total experience.