The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
The Croods: A New Age Trailers & Clips
- Release Date: November 25, 2020
- Run Time: 1hr 35min
- Director: Joel Crawford
- Writers: Kirk DeMicco, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Chris Sanders
The Croods: A New Age Cast and Characters
- Nicolas Cage – Grug
- Emma Stone – Eep
- Ryan Reynolds – Guy
- Catherine Keener – Ugga
- Cloris Leachman – Gran
- Clark Duke – Thunk
- Leslie Mann – Hope Betterman
- Peter Dinklage – Phil Betterman
- Kelly Marie Tran – Dawn Betterman
- Kailey Crawford – Sandy
- Chris Sanders – Belt
- James Ryan – Sash
- Gabriel Jack – Young Guy
- Melissa Disney – Guy’s Mother
- Joel Crawford – Guy’s Father
The Croods: A New Age Movie Links
The Croods: A New Age Quotes
I don’t feel like eating anymore. Am I sick?
No, son. You’re just full.
Oh. Full feels strange.
Sorry, honey! We thought you were a predator trying to kill us.
Never apologize for an effective kill circle.
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The Croods: A New Age Plot Summary (Spoilers)
After the great success of The Croods in 2013, Dreamworks would bring out its sequel seven years later. If you enjoyed the first movie, you would undoubtedly find The Croods: A New Age worthwhile.
All the critical vocal talents are back – Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, and Emma Stone. Joining them in this movie is Peter Dinklage, from Game of Thrones. The production cost would be half of the original, as it cost $65M to make. But its worldwide box office did not amass the same revenue as before, only managing $161M.
The Croods: A New Age begins before the first movie. We see Guy as a young boy as he watches his parents trapped in the Tar Pit, and they tell him about the Tomorrow he needs to find. We see him venturing into the world and befriending his sloth belt.
Fast forward to events after the first movie, and Guy is still with The Croods as they still search for a new home. They continually have to defend themselves from various animal attacks.
The romance between Guy and Eep is deepening, which only annoys Grug more. After hearing both of them talking about leaving the family and starting their own life, he storms off into the jungle.
He discovers a very high wall and, with everyone’s help, they break through to discover lush land full of fruit and streams, and they are delighted. They think they have found their new home.
They soon get caught in a trap and are set free by a homo sapiens couple. The new couple introduces themselves as The Bettermans and declares that they knew Guy’s parents and him when he was younger.
The Bettermans bring The Croods to their giant tree house and give them all their own rooms. Grug’s family quickly adapts to the modern lifestyle. Much to his annoyance, rather than sleeping together, they all have separate bedrooms.
Thunk discovers windows and gets addicted to looking through them all the time. The Betterman’s daughter Dawn knows Guy from when they were young and quickly befriended Eep.
But their differences soon bring friction as The Bettermans don’t like the destructive behavior of The Croods. Phil Betterman hatches a plan to have Guy stay with them and make The Croods leave.
He brings Grug to his man cave, which is as hot as a sauna, and inserts the idea of Guy staying while the rest of them should leave. Even Phil’s wife, Hope, drops many hints to Ugga it would be best for Guy if he lives with her instead.
Dawn complains to Eep that her life is very sheltered by her parents. They overprotect her from the outside world. So Eep convinces her to take a ride with her on Chunky and go exploring.
After climbing over the wall, they go racing around the lands outside and have a great time. But Dawn gets stung by a bee, and they both return to the compound. Guy sees them and scolds Eep for being so reckless and calls her a Cave Girl in the heated exchange.
At dinner, tensions are high on all sides, especially when everyone sees Dawn’s swollen hand. Guy and Eep have fallen out, and Grug declares that his family will leave in the morning.
Guy tells everyone that he has decided to stay with The Bettermans instead. Grug taunts Phil by telling him that he’s eaten all of the bananas, which he had forbidden to do. Phil is shocked becomes very scared, and rushes to the wall to check if it’s true.
He tells Grug and Guy that the bananas are given to the Punch Monkeys so as not to attack. But when the animals arrive and find no fruit for them, they get very angry and kidnap the men.
The Punch Monkeys bring them to their homeland where we discover that Phil had inadvertently blocked their water source, which outraged barren. They had to grow bananas to appease a giant Punch Monkey so they, turned to The Bettermans to provide the fruit.
The women left behind to go in search of the men to rescue them. But they end up getting stuck on an island with Dog Spiders. Hope begins to warm to The Croods, and they become a group of warriors called The Thunder Sisters.
This was the same name as an all-girl group that Gran was in when she was younger. She surprises them by letting her hair (which is a furry bat) fly off to find the men.
The Punch Monkeys force Grug and Phil to fight like gladiators to see which one will be used to sacrifice the Giant. After tiring each other out, they resort to exchanging bitter and hurtful words. Guy regrets what he had said to Eep earlier.
In the end, the Punch Monkeys put all three of them into banana costumes and leave them as a sacrifice. With the thought of being eaten, Phil and Grug apologize to each other and Guy for pressuring him to stay.
As the giant Punch Monkey is about to grab them, The Thunder Sisters arrive and unleash a risky attack. They battle all the Punch Monkeys while freeing the men from the clutches of the Giant.
At the climax of the battle, the giant Punch Monkey is dangling over an abyss. It is holding onto Eep by her little toe, which looks like a peanut. It is a prosthetic toe and comes off, to the Giant’s surprise, and he falls into oblivion.
Everyone returns to their lush home where The Bettermans and The Croods live happily together. Guy realizes that Eep is his Tomorrow, and they move into their room in the Tree House. Even the Punch Monkeys are here, free of their torment, and all get on perfectly well after they have accepted their differences.
Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.