When the first part released in 2013, it really was a new concept in animated films, but, slightly giving you a Flintstones sort of vibe. It wasn’t as fantastic as Brave or Ice-Age series or Shrek series or even Madagascar series, but it was not far from it.
It is adventurous with all kinds of characters present in it. Voice-overs done by many talented and experienced actors gives this film an appeal. Most of the actors reprised their roles, such as Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clarke Duke and Cloris Leachman.
The fortifying actors who voiced the animal characters, like Chris Sanders (as Belt – the pet sloth), James Ryan (as Sash – the pet sloth), Januel Mercado (as Shaman Monkey) and Ryan Naylor (as Creepo Monkey) added superlative comedy to the story with their hilarious characters.
The new supporting actors are Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie-Tran and Kailey Crawford (who replaces Randy Thom from the first film). The first three from the prior efficiently add in the plot twist in this sequel, which is made 7 years after The Croods. It is a shipshape comedy-adventure-drama film, which shall keep your kids occupied for a little more than a hour and a half.
Even if you’re an adult who loves animated films, just like me, you won’t get bored. Don’t forget, it is a very difficult task to make a sequel, especially when in the story, technology isn’t involved. You need to have a divergent thinking. Writers and directors of the previous part, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, just pen down the screenplay this time and relay their directorial throne to Joel Crawford to go ahead and direct this sequel. I would say he didn’t do a bad job, either.
Mark Mothersbaugh with the music did superbly well. You must know that the background score in an animated film is really important. It is what brings the must needed energy to a cartoon flick.