It’s been a long time (2 years!) since I watched a kids movie in the big screen. I’m a big big kid at heart so I was super stoked when I found out that I won tickets to the premiere showing of The Croods! (thank you, Nuffnang Australia!)
It was on 3D too , and I’m so glad to have seen it 3D. The Croods has such a creative, unusual story line and the creatures that they created on the movie are so out of this world spectacular that watching it on 3D doubled the effects.
The trailer doesn’t really do the movie any justice. I don’t have kids but this will be the perfect type of kids movie that I would recommend to my friends’ children and my own nephews and nieces.
The Croods will teach kids how to be adventurous (within reason), be brave, make decisions, be open minded, accept changes, be humble, how to be a great leader, and it also stresses the importance of teamwork and unity in the family. Whew! All important values in one movie!
I love that this deviates from the “princess” and “macho action hero” complex that has plagued little girls and boys for ages now.
We definitely enjoyed our time in the movie, and had very good laughs too. Belt the Sloth was just hilarious! So was grandmother!
And here’s proof of how much we enjoyed the movie:
We were so thrilled that Hoyts of Entertainment Quarter of Moore Park gave away these action figures at the end of the show. We missed out on a few key characters but I’m glad we still got Belt and Guy.
It was my first time to watch a movie at the Hoyts EQ at Moore Park , and I was impressed. It’s a very new complex and it has a very “King-Kong 1920’s grandeur” feel to it
The movie finished around mid-day, and stepping outside of the Entertainment Quarter, I was delighted to see that the Sydney Family show is already on!
The Sydney Family show is a yearly event that happens every Easter week. This year it will run until 1st of April. It’s like a mini-fair with carnival rides , booths, and showbags. Lots of adventure and fanfare for the kids that will surely leave them happily exhausted at the end of the day.
So this Easter, I’d recommend to you this ideal Family Day itinerary. While everyone’s still fresh and energised for the day, head up early to the Family show, take on the carnival rides, eat at the very multicultural food tent, spend some arts and crafts time to wind down your kids, And when the sun is blasting full time, walk up to the Entertainment Quarter and watch The Croods!
By the time you get out of the movie, it won’t be so hot anymore and the mums can do abit of shopping too
The perfect Family Day. Everyone wins!