What can your family learn from The Croods?
By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media reviewer
The Croods is in theaters all across America (check out our review!). What kind of takeaways can you expect from this visually dazzling new adventure?
Not all cartoon cavemen are like Fred and Barney. Unlike another Stone Age family (the yabba-dabba-doo-ing, socializing-with-the-neighbors, and rock-quarry-working Flintstones), the Croods don't get out much, at least at first. Grug, the caveman clan's patriarch (voiced by Nicolas Cage), thinks there's no reason to leave the safe confines of their cave -- except for some serious food-hunting, that is. But he soon learns that life is that much more fun, even if it's a little (OK, a lot) unpredictable, when you step outside your comfort zone.
- Anything boys can do, girls can do, too -- sometimes better! Adventurous heroine Eep (Emma Stone) jumps, runs, scales mountains, and more just as enthusiastically as her dad and Guy (Ryan Reynolds) -- and, in the case of