The Croods is a fantastic 3-D family adventure movie that you must check out when it opens this coming weekend on March 22nd. Don’t think, oh well I don’t have kids. This movie is for EVERYONE! No matter the age, go as a couple on a date or with friends it is a must see.
Recently I was able to take my middle niece to a preview of the movie. She absolutely loved it, she could not stop laughing and enjoyed everyone moment from beginning to end. The following day a select group of bloggers were able to attend the NYC press junket for The Croods. It was such a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from the actors their opinions of the movies and how they were able to prepare for this journey of being the voices for such amazing characters.
Nicolas Cage was our first actor with whom we were able to chat with. Cage’s character is that of Grug – the original over-protecting dad who takes care of his family at all costs even if means keeping them cooped up in their cave. I knew it took quite some time to work on an animated film but didn’t realize it can take almost 2.5 years. Many of the actors would did their recordings alone “in a little aquarium” for over the course of the time maybe only working with select scenes with others from time to time. All this work could be done while they are filming other productions. Cage mentioned to us that using his voice is 50% of acting and the other is movement. And, in an animated film, you become dependent of the design team to bring out the expressions and details that normally would be caught on film.
When asked if he sees himself in this character or a little bit of the character in him, Cage responds:
“Without getting too personal, I do have those feelings at times of concern for my family and feelings of being protective. But, I like to think that I live my life in a way where I’m willing to take chances and in my work and also in my life. So, in that sense, I don’t relate to Grug because he’s more surviving as opposed to living, whereas I do believe there’s value in taking chances and exploring.”
What I enjoyed most about the roundtable discussion with Nicolas Cage was so much of his honesty and the protection of his family. He also stated that the two bests things you could offer your children would be love and a good education.
Cage continues saying “Those are the two most important things and a feeling of home and safety at home, that’s a safety zone.”
I feel this is so true and couldn’t agree more. I can’t wait for this coming Friday March 22nd to see the movie again with the rest of my nieces. It is a movie you could see several times and see something new each time. The animation is out of this world and the 3D effects are mesmerizing.
About The Croods
THE CROODS is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.
Starring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman.
Released by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation
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Raising Three Savvy Ladies has a The Croods Prize Pack for one lucky reader:
- $25 Visa gift card for a family adventure at the movies
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- Coloring Book w/ crayons
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I was not compensated for this post. @NYC LaurenBeth attended the Press Junket on my behalf.