The Croods 2: A New Age

Certificate: U

Voices of: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Peter Dinklage

Release date: 2020

3 out of 5


The cutest Stone Age family since the Flintstones is back in this sequel to the 2013 animated adventure.

Still trying to find a place to settle after the events of The Croods, prehistoric dad Grug (Cage) is grumpily leading his family across dangerous terrain while keeping a watchful eye on the romance between his daughter Eep (Stone) and Guy (Reynolds).

The family – including mum Ugga, son Thunk and Gran – stumble across a heaven on earth, complete with lush gardens, waterfalls and beautiful wildlife, but it turns out this paradise is home to the Bettermans, a family of more highly evolved humans led by dad Phil (Dinklage), who isn’t too keen on having neighbours. Tensions soon rise, but a dangerous threat from the outside could cause the families to finally come together.

It’s a brightly animated, colourful and fun tale that’s as enjoyable as the original. Cage, Reynolds and Dinklage especially bring a great deal of humour to their roles (plus we love Phil’s man cave), and the story zips along at a speed that should keep both kids and grown ups entertained.

While there’s nothing much new here, fans of the original movie should be satisfied and newcomers will get the chance to fall in love with the adorable Croods for the first time.

Is The Croods 2: A New Age suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...


Parents of very young children should note that the Croods are sometimes in danger, and they do encounter creatures called Punch Monkeys and Wolf-spiders that may scare sensitive kids.

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