Early Man Reviews

  • Apr 12, 2022

    Unfunny, unoriginal, and unromantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Unfunny, unoriginal, and unromantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan 08, 2022

    Uncharacteristically weak by Aardman's standards, Early Man, like most of the studio's filmography, boasts great stop-motion animation & sets, memorable character designs, solid voice acting and some good old-fashioned visual gags and slapstick humour but its unusually generic characters whose "development" amounts to...being really good at football like their ancestors, surprisingly cliched underdog sports story - note that the marketing, even on the UK's side, made no mention of the fact that it was about football; I didn't even realise until I learned what the movie was about that the title was meant to be a pun - and odd tendency to fall back on some more generic type of jokes make this film the iconic British studio's weakest film to date...albeit far from, to slightly paraphrase from Chicken Run, a load of silly, ruddy half-arsed tripe. The idea of an Aardman production being just okay when even their "worst" movies beforehand were "just" good is simply something we never really anticipated and hopefully, Aardman will learn from their mistakes and prevent them from happening again when that Chicken Run sequel comes out ln Netflix. They'd better have a bloody good reason to return to that stop-motion classic if they've waited this long to release Chicken Run 2.

    Uncharacteristically weak by Aardman's standards, Early Man, like most of the studio's filmography, boasts great stop-motion animation & sets, memorable character designs, solid voice acting and some good old-fashioned visual gags and slapstick humour but its unusually generic characters whose "development" amounts to...being really good at football like their ancestors, surprisingly cliched underdog sports story - note that the marketing, even on the UK's side, made no mention of the fact that it was about football; I didn't even realise until I learned what the movie was about that the title was meant to be a pun - and odd tendency to fall back on some more generic type of jokes make this film the iconic British studio's weakest film to date...albeit far from, to slightly paraphrase from Chicken Run, a load of silly, ruddy half-arsed tripe. The idea of an Aardman production being just okay when even their "worst" movies beforehand were "just" good is simply something we never really anticipated and hopefully, Aardman will learn from their mistakes and prevent them from happening again when that Chicken Run sequel comes out ln Netflix. They'd better have a bloody good reason to return to that stop-motion classic if they've waited this long to release Chicken Run 2.

  • Nov 27, 2021

    Is this film about Brexit?

    Is this film about Brexit?

  • Oct 05, 2021

    Cute but underwhelming Aardman Animation feature.

    Cute but underwhelming Aardman Animation feature.

  • Jun 08, 2021

    Great movie to watch with friends, but it IS lacking in some places.

    Great movie to watch with friends, but it IS lacking in some places.

  • May 09, 2021

    Early Man is severely lacking in a gripping plot and advanced characterisation.

    Early Man is severely lacking in a gripping plot and advanced characterisation.

  • Mar 22, 2021

    its not the best aardman has ever made, but the movie is good, is charming, i liked it

    its not the best aardman has ever made, but the movie is good, is charming, i liked it

  • Mar 18, 2021

    Although Aardman never leaves anything to be desired when it comes to animation, the story of Early Man seems more like a jumble of cliches from other films and often seems uninspired.

    Although Aardman never leaves anything to be desired when it comes to animation, the story of Early Man seems more like a jumble of cliches from other films and often seems uninspired.

  • Dec 31, 2020

    So funny, sweet and with all the idiosyncratic charm you ecpect from Aardman. Loved it

    So funny, sweet and with all the idiosyncratic charm you ecpect from Aardman. Loved it

  • Oct 07, 2020

    Its story and characters aren't as compelling as Aardman's previous efforts, the mix of soccer and a prehistoric setting don't stick the landing, and some of its jokes are lazy and formulaic, but it retains its unique visual style and light-hearted tone, which is enough to make animation enthusiasts satisfied.

    Its story and characters aren't as compelling as Aardman's previous efforts, the mix of soccer and a prehistoric setting don't stick the landing, and some of its jokes are lazy and formulaic, but it retains its unique visual style and light-hearted tone, which is enough to make animation enthusiasts satisfied.