EARLY MAN (PG)
D: Nick Park
StudioCanal/BFI/Aardman (Peter Lord, Nick Park, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley & Richard Beek)
UK 🇬🇧 2018
W: Mark Burton & James Higginson
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams
voices of: Eddie Redmayne (Dug), Tom Hiddleston (Lord Nooth), Maisie Williams (Goona), Timothy Spall (Chief Bobnar), Miriam Margolyes (Queen Oofeefa), Kayvan Novak (Dino)
Aardman studios use their trademark stop-motion animation style for this amusing prehistoric adventure about a clan of Stone Age cavemen who are forced off their land by Bronze Age soldiers and arrange a football match so they can win it back.
The film ticks over nicely at a mere 87 minutes and there's some good jokes spread out over the running time.
The film only made a modest return from its cinema run, and was virtually ignored on US soil, possibly due to football not being as popular a sport there as it is in the UK & Europe.