Friday, March 22, 2013
"The Croods" Digs Up Good Reception
The other day, DreamWorks' new animated film The Croods had a solid 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. It seemed like the new Chris Sanders film was another winner much like his last film - and his first for DreamWorks - How To Train Your Dragon.
But now that the film has finally opened and more critics have seen it, the percentage dropped quite a bit... To a respectable 64%. Metacritic, on the other hand, has it at a "mixed" 56. However, Rise of the Guardians has a 57 on there while its percentage on Rotten Tomatoes was over 70%, ditto Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (RT - 79% / Meta - 60).
Once again, it's another critical success for DreamWorks! Another indicator of how well they've been doing lately.
Reviews imply that the film looks great and is overall a fun romp for the whole family, but it's definitely not up to the best. Other reviews somewhat confirm what I thought this film would turn out to be. It's more in line with Madagascar than How To Train Your Dragon, so it's a little more comedic and it has quite a bit of slapstick. Nothing wrong with that, Madagascar 3 took that tone and ran with it. In turn, it was a good film because of that. I may say the same thing about this film.
So basically, according to the critics, The Croods is a fun flick but nothing spectacular. Well, we'll see what I think of it. I may think it's great, very good or maybe mediocre... You never know! When I get around to seeing it, expect a review!