Director(s): Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders. Cast (voices): Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman. 98 min. Rated PG. Animation.
Neanderthal family runs from the "end of the world" to a safe haven in another part of the world (yeah, same world), teaching kids to come out of the darkness of their caves, throw away whatever their elders grew up with, and not be afraid to learn new things - almost feeling like a jab at religion. But this is all secondary. The main show, is layer after layer of computer animated wizardry, which although extremely well done, should not take the place of a good story. That, is The Croods' huge deficiency.