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The Croods trailer - Official movie teaser trailer in HD - starring Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener. The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy. Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone in The Croods () Nicolas Cage and Emma .. Meet the first modern family. $43,,, 24 March , Wide Release.
Stone has played several strong female roles and this one appeared right up her alley.
Reynolds put his own confidence into the concept for Guy, while Keener adapted her calmer acting style for the level-headed mother. The risk-averse group had huddled in the canyon for nearly their entire lives.
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The destruction of their home served as a catalyst for Grug to lose control over the family and Eep to convince everyone to get charmed by Guy. His sense of leadership quickly diminished as Guy was able to help them catch dinner, cross dangerous terrain and avoid getting eaten by dangerous creatures.
The creativity of this film happened to be more in its concept than its characters though. The animators did a fantastic job with creating a lush and vibrant landscape, of course minus the beginning with them still in the cave.
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The wildlife was diverse and interesting combinations of real and mythic creatures. The problem actually falls more toward the makeup of the characters. There seems to be a stereotyping of what a cartoon family looks like.
The father is headstrong and a bit of a brute. The eldest daughter is more of a free spirit and rebellious of her father. Guy suggests the Croods go to a mountain where there are caves.
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Grug refuses at first, but he decides to go. The other Croods were worried that they would get tired, but Grug doesn't listen. When Grug finds a bird, he decides to hunt its egg for dinner.
Eep also wants to hunt the egg, but as she's grounded, she gets replaced by Thunk, who is too tired to hunt it. Grug and Thunk fail to capture the bird's egg, so they get a scorpion instead. During a fight between Thunk and Gran, Eep notices Guy moving away and stops him.
Guy wants Eep to stop, so he asks her hunt with him.
Eep goes with Guy to hunt, while the others fight among themselves. The bird captures the puppet with Guy in it and throws him up in the sky until he lands on the log.
Grug asks Guy where Eep is, and he finds her being chased by the bird. The bird steps on the trap and is thrown up in the sky until it crash-lands on the ground.
The Croods cook the bird, and Guy is tied up with a root chain on his right leg. After dinner, Grug tells them a story, which is based on a true story, about a tiger who is similar to Eep and embarrasses Eep. Guy also tells them stories of "Tomorrow", a heaven of safety where he is headed and in which curiosity is not deadly as Grug has claimed. Outrunning the destruction, Guy is trusted enough to be let out of the log, and he gives the Croods rudimentary shoes to walk over the harsh landscape as he leads them to a mountain in which he says will be safe.
After the family is split up in a labyrinth of tunnels, all but Grug manage to escape by coming up with ideas of overcoming obstacles in their paths.
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At his treetop home, Grug sees the impression Guy is leaving on his family, and he becomes jealous, especially when he realizes that Eep has fallen in love with Guy. Attempting to invent things like Guy, Grug only further embarrasses himself and drives his family further away from him.
Reaching the mountain, Grug tries to force his family to hide out in a cave, but they resist, telling him that they can't live in caves anymore, that they don't want to survive but to live.
This enrages Grug, who attacks Guy and both of them end up in a tar flow where Grug learns that Guy's family had perished in one. Realizing that Guy's method of survival is better for his family, Grug works with him, and they lure Chunky into a trap to free themselves. The family reunites, then flees a massive cataclysm as the land begins to violently rip apart. The family is cut off from their destination by a continental split, but Grug, realizing the errors of his ways, decides to throw his family to safety.
He shares an invention he calls a "hug" with Eep, briefly before sending her across as well.