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post #11 of 22 Old 10-02-13, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think you'll be disappointed Jon. the animation is by far the best I think I've seen. the amount of detail and realism in the way characters move and shadows move is incredible. there's a scene where the croods take a dip in the ocean and it is by FAR the most realistic CGI water I've ever seen. My movie viewing buddy and I had our jaws on the floor the whole movie
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post #12 of 22 Old 10-02-13, 09:33 PM
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I just ordered this too will probably watch it this weekend.
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Sadly, a lot of my enjoyment for animated movies nowadays has to do with how well the computer animation does. So if what you say is true, then this one is definitely a no-brainer!

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Thanks for the review Mike. Will definitely check this one out with the grand kids. Can't wait to see the expression on their faces when the booms happen.
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Watched this movie this afternoon with my two daughters.
Although the story was just ok it did have some good ha ha moments but WOW!!! The animation is over the top! The fluid and natural camera motion and attention to depth was not shy of Stunning!
The color and detail blows away everything I've seen to date and is a must have for the collection. The audio is superb and the use of the sorround channels in many parts was so good that it really felt like you were right there with them.
What ever age you might be this movie is eye and ear candy and worth every penny

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Watched this movie this afternoon with my two daughters.
Although the story was just ok it did have some good ha ha moments but WOW!!! The animation is over the top! The fluid and natural camera motion and attention to depth was not shy of Stunning!
The color and detail blows away everything I've seen to date and is a must have for the collection. The audio is superb and the use of the sorround channels in many parts was so good that it really felt like you were right there with them.
What ever age you might be this movie is eye and ear candy and worth every penny

I KNOW! Right?!? The fluidity was absolutely incredible! I honestly have to say the actual animation was a worthy rival to pixar
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I KNOW! Right?!? The fluidity was absolutely incredible! I honestly have to say the actual animation was a worthy rival to pixar
I am actually very surprised that more people are not talking about this. You were right about the water! Just amazing how accurate it was. The "camera" movement was as if a real person was using them. It had shakiness that made it feel non animated if that makes seance?
I think Dreamworks has set a new bar here and Pixar will need to step up.

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Re: The Croods - Blu-ray Review

Well I was going to see this anyway, but wasn't sure what to expect. I'm now very much looking forward to scrutinizing (and enjoying) the animation. It always amazes me how much work must go into animation. I mean, consider that in a live movie things like backgrounds and natural objects (trees, water, animals, sky, human hair in the breeze, etc) just take care of themselves detail-wise (unless it's CGI of course), but in an animated feature literally every single detail has to be deliberately created and probably agonized over in most cases. It's remarkable.

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Thanks for the review Mike. I bought it a week ago on Amazon and received it yesterday. The kids are excited to watch it tonight.
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Watched the movie with family last night. I thought it was a great film with a good storyline and quite funny.
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