Early Man is set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, and tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Naturally, it has a mostly-all-star cast, but while I loved the Wallace and Gromit films, as well as the 2005 movie, and while Chicken Run was okay, their films do tend to go on longer than required.
Early Man has a rather odd release date of January 26th 2018. Since it’s not Oscar/BAFTA material, as it’s not quite up there with Wallace and Gromit, and since it’s missing both Christmas AND the early half-term holidays, it looks like they’re shoving it in the January releases section where average films go to die.
Director: Nick Park
Also stars: Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall, Mark Williams, Johnny Vegas, Selina Griffiths, Simon Greenall, Gina Yashere, Kevin Matadeen
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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