Today I picked The Croods on Netflix, figuring I’d watch twenty minutes or so of a silly caveman comedy to pass the time. I wasn’t expecting the wonderful, philosophical movie it is. It’s about ideas vs. stagnation, exploration vs. safety at all costs, thought vs. brute force, light vs. darkness. At the same time it presents a fantasy prehistoric world that doesn’t even try for scientific accuracy, lots of action, and some stunning scenes.
A couple of favorite lines of mine:
“That wasn’t living! That was just not dying! There’s a difference!”
“No more dark. No more hiding. No more caves. What’s the point of all this? To follow the light.”
It was the perfect antidote and answer to Earth Hour.