Early Man

2018

Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

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Reviewed by masonrobledo 10 / 10

Not Quite the Best from Nick Park or Aardman, But It Still Shows That They Still Got the Talent

I'm just going to say this, I love Aardman, It maybe a overused statement but it's true, I admire their work even if it's from TV shows like Shaun the Sheep and Angry Kid, the Adverts like Change4Life, the well-received movies like Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Shaun the Sheep, but they are well-known for creating the iconic animated duo Wallace and Gromit, really funny and charming characters in four classic short films, Grand Day Out, Wrong Trousers, Close Shave and Matter of Loaf and Death, not to mention that their stop-motion is excellent and shows that they are one of the best studios with stop-motion along with Wes Anderson, Lakia and even Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa.

So when I heard the next Aardman film is about the Stone Age, you bet I was hyped as heck, the trailers looked promising, could be the best film from Aardman and the return of Nick Park, fourteen years since he directed the Oscar winning animated feature Wallace and Gromit: The Curse If The Were-Rabbit, so I was looking forward to what he'll give us.

So I saw the film the day after it got released (the 26th of January) in the UK on the 27th of January and....... I loved it!,
the plot is about a young caveman named Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) who is part of a tribe who hunts rabbits, but after their valley gets invaded by the evil Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) who wants to finish off the rest of the Stone Age and move to the Bronze Age, so It's up to Dug to save their tribe, their valley by challenging Lord Nooth to a football game, with the help of a football expert Goona (Maisie Williams), It doesn't sound like much and It's pretty simple and predicable, however what keeps the plot from being basic is the writing, the humour and the direction, that's what makes this plot work in it's favour, It has a lot of clever jokes as well as quite a bit of clever visual jokes and Nick Park's direction makes it charming and have a good heart to it, so I should dislike the plot for how predicable it is but thanks to Aardman's clever writing and Nick Park's direction, it makes the plot all worth it in the end.

The animation is pretty much what you expect but at least it's very good, the movie visually looks gorgeous, the characters are all very identifiable, you can tell who's who from Dug to Hognob and Lord Nooth, the sets and props all look amazing and fits very well with the Stone Age and Bronze Age world make it really stand out, the animation is still very strong thanks to the wonderful Stop-Motion team and the amount of effort they put in to it.

The characters are all loveable, memorable, funny and charming, Dug is a endearing main character who will do anything to save his tribe and go up against Lord Nooth, speaking of which Lord Nooth is the main antagonist of the film who may not be the best Aardman villain but at the very least he's funny, entertaining and somewhat threatening, the tribe are pretty funny with a personality especially Bobnar the chief of tribe who acts more like a father figure to Dug who's generally likeable and very funny and a great chief who cares a lot about his tribe, Goona's a very helpful character who has a point in the film to help the tribe play football, she's also endearing and likeable like Dug, Hognob isn't in the film as much as I thought, he's a good supporting character but he doesn't do all that much, same with the Message Bird, he's in a lot of the posters but is only in for like two really funny scenes and that's about it, the rest like the football team and the citizens of Bronze City all have a time to shine to bring more comedy and more personality, even the voice acting is wonderful, Eddie Redmayne is great, Tom Hiddleston is very entertaining, Maisie Williams is charming and Timothy Spall is really funny, same for the rest of the cast, not one bad cast member here, everyone was doing a fantastic job with their voice roles.

So In total, Early Man is a delight, the plot may not be anything special but thanks to the clever writing and great direction, it makes the plot far better then it has any right to be, the stop-motion animation is amazing as always and the voice acting is fantastic along with some memorable and charming characters, If you live in the UK and you love Aardman, go check It out, If you live outside the UK, then wait till it comes out and then go see It, it may not be the greatest Aardman film but it's certainly one of their best.

I'm giving Early Man a nice fresh 10/10.

Reviewed by rannynm 10 / 10

Hands down, best film I've seen all year! Love Nick Park!

This fantastic, animated film from Nick Park and Aardman Animations had me laughing the entire time. Hands down, it is the best movie I have seen this year. With a unique storyline, exquisite action scenes and a rollercoaster of events, your eyes don't want to leave the screen.

Set in the Stone Age, when cavemen and wooly mammoths inhabited the Earth, Chief Bonbar and his tribe are driven out of their homeland by a Bronze Age army, led by Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston). Lord Nooth claims the Stone Age is over, and Chief Bonbar's (Timothy Spall) tribe is forced to remain in the volcanic badlands outside of the new city. A young caveman named Dug (Eddie Redmayne) tries to attack, but is knocked into a basket heading to the city. He tries to hide, but ends up being mistaken for a football player. When Dug and Lord Nooth finally meet, they make a deal: If Chief Bonbar's tribe beats Lord Nooth's team in a game of football, then the cavemen can have their valley back.

Dug looks at every situation with optimism. He cares about his tribe and will do absolutely anything for them. Even though he knows he could lose his valley, he constantly perseveres and doesn't think about giving up. Hognob (Nick Park) is the funniest character in the film. He is Dug's pet boar and, although he has no dialogue, he makes the weirdest noises. Hognob is so adorable that I want a pet boar now. The relationship Hognob and Dug share is loving and reminds me of the relationship I have with my pets.

The animation is ingenious, because each character is unconventional. With crooked teeth, messy hair and big eyes, these characters are ones you haven't seen before. My eyes were peeled the entire time, because I couldn't stop admiring the unique animation. My favorite part is when Dug tries to steal some balls from the Bronze Age city. Hognob distracts Lord Nooth and has to play the harp for him, while he takes a bath. Hognob tries to sing and play the harp, but it sounds so terrible that it makes you laugh.

The message of this film is to never give up under any circumstances. Don't ever feel intimidated by somebody, because with teamwork and optimism, you can accomplish absolutely anything. Appreciate your differences and remember that nobody can bring you down.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars, because I have never laughed so hard while watching a film. I recommend it for kids ages 8 to 18, and adults would enjoy it too. It is perfect to watch with your family and friends, because it will put a huge smile on your face and show you how important it is to follow your heart.
Catch this film in theaters nationwide on February 16, 2018. Find out what it means to be an early man.

Reviewed by Samantha M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 8 / 10

Sending up the Stone Age and football

Although not the biggest fan of football, that it's from Aardman (responsible for gems like 'Wallace and Gromit', 'Creature Comforts', 'Chicken Run' and 'Shaun the Sheep', have not seen anything bad from them actually), being a family film/animation fan and that it had so many talented actors in the voice cast was enough to convince me to see 'Early Man'.

Seeing it, 'Early Man' is not one of Aardman's best and it doesn't see them at the top of their game. Then again, with a studio as consistently very good to great as Aardman, that is not a standard that can be reached constantly. It is nonetheless a very worthy effort from them and as a family film, and a film in general, 'Early Man' to me was immensely enjoyable. There is a lot of talent on board and the film doesn't waste it.

'Early Man' does lose a little of its lustre, in pace and material, towards the end, the one part where the story's predictability is most obvious (up to this point the gags, inventive visuals and puns made things feel fresh) and less overlook-able. The easily foreseeable conclusion is also a little too pat.

Otherwise, as clich?d as it sounds, could find little else to fault 'Early Man'. Visually, the film is a delight. It is rich in colour and detail, the characters are adorable and cleverly modelled and there is some nice visual invention here, like the cave paintings. One is genuinely immersed in this colourful Stone Age world. The music score is suitably energetic and really gives the film its momentum and adds to it.

As to be hoped, 'Early Man' really entertains...hugely, both in sending up the Stone Age and football. Despite how mismatched it sounds having Stone Age inhabitants having their version of football, the combination actually goes very well. Any film that helps me appreciate football better, like 'Early Man' did, is worthy of any kind of credit.

The gags come thick and fast, there's plenty of them and they are subtle, clever and often hilarious, in typical Aardman fashion. Love their versions of technology, like the beetle electric shaver and the crocodile clothes pegs. There are some inspired puns and wordplay, like the duo of football pundits, primordial soup and the name Goona. 'Early Man' makes a lot of effort appealing to kids and adults alike and succeeds in doing that.

Kids will be thoroughly absorbed in the action and the inventive ideas and technology while adults will love, or at least appreciate, the puns (which they are actually more likely to get) and there is even a Mud reference to get nostalgic over. The pacing is spirited and tight throughout, and while the story is not much new and loses steam towards the end the energy and that it never goes wayward are to be applauded.

Characters are uniformly engaging, from the likeable protagonist, hilarious supporting characters to the camp villains. The voice cast are a talented bunch and they are all terrific, even those who raises some initial surprise in their involvement (i.e. Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams) do a great job, while Timothy Spall, Mark Williams and Tom Hiddleston (experienced in villain roles and not unfamiliar to voice work, both of them obvious) are standouts.

In summary, immensely enjoyable family fare for something for all ages. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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