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Trailer Watch: The Croods

They really should have considered another name for this family...the suggestion is infantile.

The Croods

Plot Summary: A spirited young cavegirl is too adventurous for her cautious father, but as an accident reveals a beautiful paradise beyond their dreary cave, the whole family embarks on a grand adventure.
Release Date: March 22, 2013

Poster

Trailer

Rating: B
Commentary: It's richly detailed, carefully constructed and lacks the generic cast photo feeling of most animated feature poster designs.
Rating: C
Commentary: I was immediately struck by how similar the protagonist felt to Pixar's Brave Merida. Then other animated film similarities began to creep into the production (not to mention non-animated ones). That lack of a feeling of originality makes for an uncomfortable time watching the trailer.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: It may be a box office success, but it will need strong support form critics to be more than a fleeting Oscar contender.
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