The Croods: A New Age
Arriving seven years after the original The Croods (2013) and debuting in theaters in time for pandemic Thanksgiving, The Croods: A New Age is a surprisingly decent sequel. Even so, the concept was never promising. The name "crood," which sounds like "crude" as in "crude humor," sounds like a sure invitation to a barrage of tired, bathroom-type jokes. The thick, thuggish-looking character design was also off-putting, especially in stills or posters. But — like the odd characters in the animated features Early Man and Missing Link — in motion, and with voices, the characters proceed in smooth, stretch-and-squash fashion, and they're quite graceful and lovable...