The Croods: A New Age movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Being very different to the first one, but still being hilarious and entertaining, The Croods: A New Age is a new story with fun ideas. Fans of the original will love this animated sequel, but there are flaws.


When the Croods family in search of a new place to live stumble into the wall-surrounded home of the Betterman family, they are challenged when they realise how advanced the Betterman family is compared to them. However, the families must team up when problems occur.

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Movie details

Director: Joel Crawford
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran
Writer: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan
Release Date (Australia): 26 December 2020
Runtime: 95 minutes/1h 35m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains themes of peril and sequences that feature threat inflicted by a large fantasy creature.

Violence (PG)

There are sequences of animated slapstick violence, including depictions of characters being punched and objects being launched at large fantasy creatures.

Nudity (G)

The film contains a comedic depiction of the buttocks of a fantasy creatures.

mpaa rating

PG (for peril, action and rude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

A New Age masters at processing the events from its 2013 predecessor very firmly, before designing a next-chapter’s concept with new climatic situations that might not overtake the original’s peak, but remarkably allow the humour to win. Seriously, there’s the plain kids’ jokes, but there’s also a brilliant touch of humour that anyone will find hysterical.

This animated sequel ventures off to the creatively satisfying location of Ryan Reynolds’ hilarious character’s relatives, and surprisingly finds lots of fun over there. Throughout the film are these fairly infrequent but perfect sources of humour, targeted at the face of family audiences. The second Croods also doesn’t shy away from its original fantastical creature designs and pleasing family themes through all the new material.

The new location is superb, the humour is even better, but the concept is a little wobbly. The problem is mainly concerned with the very mildly dull execution of the brand new climax. It’s fun and brings back the charm of 2013’s The Croods, but A New Age just isn’t able to publish as exhilaratingly.

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