Fun, charming, but a little too violent
I saw "The Croods" a few days ago and I was pretty impressed. It had a good story, a few funny and charming heartwarming moments, an amazing scenery, and a good voice cast. The story is about a family of cavemen who live in a dangerous world where they hide from danger, struggling for survival; and they would rarely go out to hunt for food. One of the cavemen, Eep, (the daughter of the overprotective father of the family named Grug) is tired of hiding and wants to explore the harsh and hostile world. All that changes when Eep meets a guy named Guy, who tells her that the world is about to come to an end, and that they must leave the cave and get to high ground; thus leading to an adventure of fun, survival, and a little bit of disaster (I won't spoil a lot for those who haven't watched it yet.) I was amazed because I had a connection with a character (Eep) who's father never knew how she felt about him. I cried a little because I loved my father but he never loved me back; but during their adventure, they got to bond a little bit, and it showed me that dad's love you too, but they forget to tell you because they're often busy with their lives. Besides the charming scenes... yes, there WAS violence in the movie. When I watched the movie, there were a bunch of little kids (probably 4-6 years old) and their mother sitting beside me, and soon as the violent scenes began (such as the Croods' cave collapsing as the 'world is ending', some sort of whale creature getting eaten by pirahna-bird hybrids (the skull is shown too), a bird getting caught in a trap and being eaten, some chase scenes involving a tiger-like creature named Chunky, and a scary and disastrous climatic scene near the end) the mother and the children left and asked for a refund. You can take your kiddies to see this if you and they are aware that this movie has some scary scenes in it, but don't take them to see it if they can't handle stuff like this.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness