This weekend’s hot new movie is… wait for it – The Croods!!
That’s right. Nicolas Cage hasn’t been in a ton of films lately, so its time he get involved with another project. And what better opportunity than DreamWork’s animated thrill-romp than The Croods? It is everything he’s looking for in a movie: something that makes you go “hm?”, prehistoric ladies and the chance to hide his balding hairline.
This movie has everything: action, adventure, philosophical debates, grunting and Emma Stone’s raspy voice. Perhaps the most delightful character is young Guy, the adventurous and handsome love interest. Voiced by Ryan Reynolds I got swept away in his VO. It begs the question, when can I become Mrs. Molly Reynolds-Reynolds?
But for me, the real pleasure of the experience is the app. I am clinically insane for the Croods game available for iOS and Android. Seriously. It has taken over my life. I am able to relive the magic of the movie right on my iPhone device. Constantly I am tending to my prehistoric creatures, making sure they are yielding enough resources and helping Ugga make soup.
The app introduces wild beasts that are barely covered in the film: there is the berry eating Molar Bear, stone producing Bunny Beast and the advanced cutie CrocoPup. While the focus of the game is to yield resources and increase output, I have positively fallen in love with the characters. I would like to share with you some of the creature-based fan fiction haikus I have written inspired by The Croods’ app.