If kids movies of the last few years are any indication, the first ingredient to any kids movie is a sensitive little boy who doesn’t like doing normal boy stuff (How to Train Your Dragon, Paranorman) or a brash little girl who doesn’t like doing girl stuff (Brave, Whip It). Dreamworks’ The Croods starts with the latter, voiced by Emma Stone, whose caveman dad voiced by Nic Cage is always making her wear dresses and churn mammoth butter and not leave the cave. But she’s all like “F that noise!” because girl power, and next thing you know, purple turtles with dragonfly wings start flying around like Avatar. Yeah, man, I dunno either.
The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. [Apple]
Two things Hollywood can’t get enough of: redheads and parkour.