Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Buzz Is Building At The Advance Screenings

YouTube reviewer Rae344 was lucky enough to attend one of the free Croods screenings that took place this weekend in Boston. As a New England resident myself, I tried my damnedest to get a ticket to one of these. Unfortunately, um...nope. Still, it's nice to know that the film was enjoyed by all -- especially this gal!

That poster-worthy pull-quote comes courtesy of husband, father and religious blogger, paradoxparables. paradoxparables also attended a weekend test screening of The Croods, and he, too, came out singing its praises. Here are a few excerpts of his gushing review:

This was probably one of the funnest pre-release movie screenings I have ever been to. My wife and 5-year-old loved this movie. It’s some clean good family fun. It feels like a cross between a theme park ride and being there. Visually it is stunning, probably will draw comparisons to the Life of Pi and Avatar.


Full of humorous moments and a visual appeal that is epic. This is a stunning masterpiece of cinematic story telling where the 3D Animation has a life of its own. This was exciting, exhilarating and enjoyable. The movie will leave you hoping for tomorrow and dreaming of the beautiful landscape.

It's not just the online film reviewers raving about The Croods. Positive feedback from the advance screenings is also starting to pop up in the comments sections of various industry websites. Reprinted below are just the first two comments that followed Deadline Hollywood's posting of last week's Croods clip.
  • When I saw the trailer I had little hope. However I saw a screening and loved it. This is the first time I’ve seen a 3d movie worthy of 3d in a long time.
    Comment by Cali — Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 3:35pm PST 
  • I saw it this morning too and agree. The movie is gorgeous and I think it delivered the rebellious teenage daughter story much better than Brave did. Also, Nic Cage as a caveman, what took so long?
    Comment by CarlosinMD — Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 6:21pm PST
For those of you unfamiliar with the reputation of Deadline Hollywood and its commenters, the site is generally NOT known for its kindness and positivity. So for the comments there to be this good, the movie's gotta be something special.

Thanks to Commenter Bob for the multiple heads-ups. AS ALWAYS.

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