Early Man (2018)
May 27, 2018 10:03 AM - Subscribe

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.
posted by ellieBOA (2 comments total)
The movie is quite good, perhaps less surprising than Aardman previous entries, but the kids loved it anyway. For some reason, the advertising about the movie seems to obfuscate that Early Man is really a football (soccer) movie with cavemen, and uses underdogs sports movie tropes the way Chicken run used POW movies tropes. The "man" in the title is a pun on Manchester United and there's a bunch of (spoilers) football easter eggs.
posted by elgilito at 5:00 AM on May 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

I just saw this and it was fun to see during World Cup season. And yeah it's totally a football/soccer movie which is AOK. I enjoyed getting to see a wider range of Aardman characters than just the usual fusty British types you see in Wallace And Grommit.
posted by jessamyn at 7:05 AM on June 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

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