With its tale of a headstrong daughter facing off against a protective parent during prehistoric times, The Croods
gives us a clear-cut case of movie math -- it equals Brave
plus Ice Age
The animated film tells the story of a family -- the titular brood -- of cavemen. There’s the dim-witted and gruff but loving father Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage), capable mom Ugga (Catherine Keener), the even-dimmer-witted-than-dad eldest son Thunk (Clark Duke), rebellious free-spirited daughter Eep (Emma Stone), Tasmanian Devil-esque baby Sandy, and Ugga’s mother Gran (Cloris Leachman). They live in a cave and venture out every few days into the harsh w...