Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!
It's too low compared to the director's other works.
This film was missing something..---Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Early Man has some stellar animation and some big names to fill it's shoes but the end result is a disappointing and terrible animated film with some jokes that never land, a plot that seems like it was taken right after an Asterix comic or movie and Tom Hiddleston who is miscasted as the voice of Lord Nooth. Overall this was a film that i wasn't that excited about and my fears came alive i'm afraid. (2/10)
Overall the movie collapses in a heap of familiarity and lackadaisicalness. Park is an animation legend, but even the greats occasionally whiff it.
Early Man, the latest animated feature from the Aardman studio s star director Nick Park, is about as warming, homey and distinctly British as a mug of hot, sweet, milky tea on a rainy day.
Early Man is as charming as they come, bursting with the kind of daffy humor and off-kilter characters that have earned the company a worldwide following.
It is a worthy thematic bedrock.
It seems a strange thing to say about a film featuring a giant man-eating mallard, but a bit more eccentricity wouldn t have gone amiss.
For all its humor, Early Man can t overcome the limitations of its premise-one of Park s less fruitful genre mashups.
Diversions don t entirely distract from a sense that we ve seen "Early Man" before. Cheeky references to Manchester United and "Jurassic pork" only go so far.
There s a sense of innocence and ingenuity and a central wholesomeness that remains throughout the film. "Early Man" is escapist fun.