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At the Movies: The Croods: A New Age

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

The Croods: A New Age is a fun animated comedy for kids of all ages. It’s about relationships between two prehistoric families, the Croods and the Bettermans.

The Croods live in a cave where they sleep together in piles. The Betterman family is more advanced. They have a house, separate rooms, modern clothing, and showers. When the two families meet, there’s plenty of adventure and conflict. There’s also a lot of love.

Characters like Eep (a Crood) and Dawn (a Betterman) are easy to relate to because they’re happy to become friends. It’s the same as at my school, where the girls get really excited when they make new friends. And Gran, the Crood grandmother, is like a lot of grandparents, because she’s always telling funny stories about her childhood. My favorite part of the movie is when the character Thunk watches nature through a window. It’s his prehistoric television.

Kids will like The Croods because it’s funny and fast-paced. Parents will like it because it’s a good family movie. There’s even a new version of an old tune, “I Think I Love You,” for them to enjoy.

I would rate The Croods an 8 out of 10. The only thing I didn’t like was that the characters are not diverse. And the story was a little predictable, but it was still interesting. The animation was really good and so was the theme of girl power.

The Croods: A New Age was released on November 25.

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