The Croods: A New Age

Movie Information

Xpress' third-grade film reviewer highly recommends the latest Dreamworks animated feature.
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Joel Crawford
Starring: The voices of Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage
Rated: PG

The Croods: A New Age is an amazing movie! I bet everyone who watches it will love it. This movie is extremely funny and action-packed!

The Croods are a family of cave people who found a guy named Guy (ha! ha!) in their first movie. In this sequel, the Croods and Guy discover a place full of yummy fruit, but they get caught in a trap! We learn that the trap was set by Guy’s parents’ friends (named the Bettermans), who he hasn’t seen in years.

The Bettermans’ daughter Dawn tells Eep (one of the Croods) that her parents won’t let her cross over the wall they built around their property. But Eep says that it’s so much better on the other side. They ride on a multicolored, saber-toothed tiger across the wall, but they run into a bunch of bees. Dawn gets stung, but what do the bees look like and where is Dawn stung? The bees look like rhinos and one bee’s stinger goes through Dawn’s hand!

There are also at least 1,000 bananas at the Bettermans’ home. Their only rule is, “Don’t eat the bananas!” Grug, the head of the Croods, gets mad at one point and breaks the rule. But how many bananas does he eat? All of them. It turns out that Mr. Betterman has been feeding bananas to something mysterious on the other side of the wall. It’s a tribe of punch monkeys. Guy, Grug and Mr. Betterman also see head-butt monkeys, kick monkeys and more. The monkeys’ language is based on hitting. At one point, Grug starts punching Mr. Betterman in the face, and, in punch monkey language, his punches mean “rock rock rock.”

I can’t tell you the rest. You’ll have to see for yourself.

Starts Nov. 25 at AMC River Hills 10 and Carolina Cinemark


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