Feb 16, 2018 Release Date:
89 min Runtime:
Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park. On 6 May 2015, it was announced that StudioCanal would finance the $50 million budgeted stop-motion animated film Early Man, and would handle its sales. It would re-team StudioCanal with Aardman Animations and Nick Park.
Early Man has beguiling hints of Gladiator and Bend It Like Beckham; sometimes it feels like a script Paul Laverty might have written for Ken Loach. There is something easily and unassumingly good-natured about Early Man, an indication of what a very intelligent filmmaker Park is.It’s impossible not to laugh at the inspired silliness and charm of Park’s universe. Early Man is a family film that doesn’t just provide gags for adults and gags for children, it locates the adult’s inner child and the child’s inner adult.
The story concerns two tribes going to war. First, we have the hapless and ramshackle hunters of the stone age with their clubs and leopard-spotted wrestler’s trunks, a group who are happy enough in their hunting ground of the “Valley” incompetently tracking down rabbits. One day, to their horror, an elephantine machine turns up like a giant tank and turfs them all out of their home.
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