RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,200
Posts: 5,436,846
Members: 24,948
Currently online: 484
Newest member: TedCarchidi

TrekToday headlines

Cumberbatch In Wax
By: T'Bonz on Oct 24

Trek Screenwriter Washington D.C. Appearance
By: T'Bonz on Oct 23

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 25 2013, 05:48 AM   #1
acappellasaurus
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
The Croods

I didn't see a thread going for this movie already, so my apologies if I missed it.

Let me preface by saying that I had zero anticipation for this movie, and very little hope that it would be any good, much less anything memorable.

I went with my wife and 7 year old son this afternoon, saw it in 3D, and was very pleasantly surprised by it. It was quite watchable, had several laugh out loud moments, and some very touching ones as well. I would recommend this movie to those with younglings, and even those without. Well done Dreamworks!
acappellasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29 2013, 03:14 PM   #2
THE Robert Maxwell
Reports of my death...
 
THE Robert Maxwell's Avatar
 
Location: Robert Maxwell
View THE Robert Maxwell's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via AIM to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via Yahoo to THE Robert Maxwell
Re: The Croods

Saw it with my girlfriend and kids yesterday. Liked the moral message, seriously disliked the gender messaging.

Read no further if, for some reason, you don't want spoilers for a kids' movie.

Eep, the ostensible main character and daughter of uber-caveman Grug, meets a boy named Guy, who forewarns her that the world is about to suffer a massive upheaval. This information allows her to save her family, after which they catch up with Guy. From that point onward, every major dilemma is resolved either through Guy's ingenuity or Grug's brawn. On the one hand, I can praise that a major male role's sense of worth is derived from his intelligence rather than his physical prowess--Grug's pound-things-first-and-ask-questions-later approach is denigrated more than once by both Guy and the film's narrative. On the other hand, it really sucks that Eep, her mother, her grandmother, and her baby sister wind up being so passive for so much of the film. When they do "think for themselves," they are really just emulating Guy. So, they go from respecting, trusting, and emulating one man in their lives (Grug) to doing the very same thing with Guy. Eep is the only one to ever show any initiative, and she stops doing that pretty much the moment Guy becomes their de facto leader.

Every woman in this movie needs a man to save her. Even Grug is redeemed by the end, once he realizes that his fists are not actually the solution to every problem. Eep's only character growth consists of realizing that her father actually loves her, and so her rebellion against his authority was childish and wrongheaded. Great.

Personally, I think Wreck-It Ralph approached this sort of thing much better. In that movie, yes, a male mentor is key to the female heroine's success, but it's much more of a mutual partnership, rather than awestruck admiration and emulation.
__________________
Publishing all the news that's not fit to print, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!!
I has a blag.
THE Robert Maxwell is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
croods, dreamworks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.