Having a sequel to a rather enjoyable but largely forgotten movie, The Croods, take a lengthy 8 years to hit the screen seems like a strange decision as its target audience from way back in 2013 will probably have moved on to more sophisticated material. But nonetheless here we are in 2021 with The Croods 2: A New Age.

If you can remember that far back, when we left The Croods the prehistoric family had made their way across treacherous land to an oasis by the sea. Now, for some reason never fully explained, they’ve left their haven in search of a safer place that they can call home.

It doesn’t take them long to find an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs the only problem being another family already live there: the Bettermans.

The Bettermans with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions reach a breaking point. Just when all seems lost, a new threat, it involves bananas, propels both families on an epic adventure where they have learn to rely each other in order to survive.

The voice cast from the original, Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran all return and are joined by Peter Dinklage as Phil Betterman with Leslie Mann and Kelly Marie Tran making up the rest of the Betterman clan.

The Croods 2 pretty much follows the same path as the original and if you can remember enjoying that all those years ago then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the second outing with the modern version of The Flintstones.