So Long, Stone Age
Just when The Croods thought they’d ascended to the apex of human achievement, in walks a family who are quite simply a better man. Welcome to A New Age.
Words Robb Sheppard
Since the dawn of time, the notion of new neighbours is met with as much curiosity as concern, and when The Croods meet The Bettermans, the world’s first family’s worst fears are realised: change is coming.
Catching up with the cavemen we first met in 2013, The Croods 2: A New Age finds our heroes getting past their previous panic over anything that’s unfamiliar only to get a little too adventurous for their own good. But don’t worry if that all sounds a little too ominous; you can expect more stone-age silliness and prehistoric prat falls in their thrilling new adventure that sees adapting to new-age technology and making forward-thinking fashion choices including sloth sashes and even sliders.
Back behind the microphone are the familiar voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Nicolas Cage, whose enjoyment in portraying these characters is as clear as ever. The new family and its eccentric members add to the exciting ensemble as Peter Dinklage and Leslie Man join in the fun as the part-hipster/part-hippie power couple Phil and Hope Betterman.
With plenty of laughs to be had and a strong underlying message of keeping the pack together in order to survive, this fun-filled family animation is sure to be a perfect prehistoric tonic for these tough times.
Meet The Bettermans
Known best as the master tactician who “drinks and knows things” in Game Of Thrones, Peter Dinklage continues his exciting career to take the voice of the Betterman clan patriarch Phil.
From Knocked Up and The 40 Year-Old Virgin to appearances in The Simpsons and Modern Family, Mann always steals the scene and she’s set to again as the free-spirited Hope Betterman.
Kelly Marie Tran
After finding fame as Rose in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Tran is going all-out animation, starring here as the Betterman’s teenage daughter Dawn and also leading Disney’s Raya And The Last Dragon.