The Croods
2013
***
Director: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom

While the people around them have perished, the conservative and overprotective Grug Crood has navigated his family through the hazards of stone age. But now the earth is beginning to shift ominously and they must leave their secure cave and venture out into the unknown. This enjoyable animation doesn’t offer anything groundbreaking, but it is good fun for 90 minutes. The premise is clever, the characterisation is lovely and the story is wrapped in a worthy message: living and staying alive are not the same thing.