Another shot, another miss.
‘From the makers of Ice Age’ the posters say, which seems to be the only thing drawing the crowds to cinemas for this movie. The Dreamworks logo on any movie practically guarantees a good watch, especially for kids, but they seem to be running on fumes after the last Ice Age.
The Croods takes the tried-and-tested father and daughter bonding story, changed the setting to the Stone Age and presented it as the Croods. Even the 3-D part is half-baked, because I took off my glasses after the first 15 minutes and watched just fine. If anything, the glasses hindered my watching simply because it made everything a lot darker.
In the same vein, the characters were completely forgettable and can be summed up in a few words, per person.
The only character with a little life in him was Guy’s pet sloth, Belt, and only because of scenes like this.
So, while Croods may become a box-office hit, please remember that this is so, only because:
- Of Dreamworks’ Ice Age, Shrek and Madagascar legacy
- It’s a movie for kids who aren’t exactly critics, and only watch a movie for the entertainment.