“ It is nonetheless a very worthy effort from them and as a family film, and a film in general, 'Early Man' to me was immensely enjoyable.
“ Secondly, after a promising start, the "plot" turned out to be as predictable and foreseeable as anything which could be imagined and just left me wanting to see the final credits roll (in the hope of seeing some nice cheeky/anarchic ultra-short inputs (largely disappointed; the only one of any note was the two dinosaurs with names paying homage to the original Mater of stop animation!
“ The plot however seems lacking; much of that seems to be very formulaic throughout.
“ One is genuinely immersed in this colourful Stone Age world.
“ I found myself getting bored after about 25 minutes and reaching for my phone.
“ Although it's far from Aardman's best, 'Early Man' is still a wonderfully entertaining family film that will appeal to all ages.
“ What it lacks in humor and excitement it makes up for in predictability and banal attempts at sight-gags (emphasis on the gag).
“ The characters are cliche, the plot witless, and fit only for those age 7 and under.
“In summary, immensely enjoyable family fare for something for all ages.
“ I hate to admit I was bored at times.
“ Not a great film, but it is worth watching to some extent .
“ We actually walked out after about twenty minutes, because I felt like the movie was getting progressively worse as time went on.
“ But 'Early Man' looked a little boring and simple: cavemen playing football, how interesting can that get?
“ all footsied out into another bland fusion babble of football yawns and dime-a-dozen bumbling villain et sidekicks.
“ If I didn't have my 5 year old son with me, I would have walked out of the cinema, but since I thought that he enjoyed it, I decided to stay.
“ Predictable ending.
“ Early man, like other films from Aardman animations (Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit) is a joyfully entertaining family film that is sure to entertain all family members.
“ Overall, while Early Man does come off as one of Aardman's weaker films, the sharp witted humor, highly creative set-pieces, and likable cast do make the film an enjoyable feature to watch.
“ A total waste of time and money.
“Characters are uniformly engaging, from the likeable protagonist, hilarious supporting characters to the camp villains.
“ I think the whole cavemen playing football concept is kind of a dull idea for a movie.
“ 3) The traditionally inventive, fresh feel of Aardman projects didn't happen, this project was stale and trite.
“Where the film started to lose me was how the plot itself became one of the most predictable things that I've witnessed in a while.
“ I Didn't like the charecters and the sounds were really annoying, i really hope to find any good thing to say but i cant i waste my time on this movie
“ It has great stop motion as usual for Aardman, but the story was cliche and uninteresting.
“ -1 Pros: Good screenplay for the most part +1 Good animation and music +1 Characters are creative and original +1 Mostly original comedy,laughable good humour +1 Enjoyable for most ages if not all +1 Setting is nice to look at +1 Football looked in history in a new way +1In short, this film is worth watching, and has decent jokes and a storyline even if it's predictable.
“ -1 Predictable plot like a lot of sport movies.
“ The pig was adorable and the end picks up its pace with an entertaining soccer game.
“ In addition, the film needed a little more friction to add thrills to the story, thereby getting more engaging characters to latch onto.
“ Character motivations range between weak and predictable, and whenever the film has a moment of celebration or emotion it's very rarely felt.
“ Humorless and dull .
“ Early Man has good intentions but is weighed down by dated slapstick humour and an utterly predictable plot.
“ The films plot too could have benefited from some invention as it runs through its predictable story beats without any surprises.
“ At best, the film is an incredibly beatiful sunset; spectacular for five minutes but like watching paint dry for any longer then that.
“ This movie was boring and not worth the time it took to watch it
“ Listing all of these subpar movies one after another like this is like eating a bunch of empty calories.
“ The plot was ridiculously predictable to a point where I could estimate accurately how the story would unfold.
“ What shocked me the most was how formulaic the story was, since you could predict what EVERY SINGLE PLOT POINT was if you've seen enough animated movies.
“ Although it isn't Aardman at the top of their game, 'Early Man' is still a fantastically entertaining film with excellent stop-motion animation and a satisfyingly energetic cast.
“ Overall, it was an enjoyable movie for the whole family.
“ However, what does keep the film entertaining enough are the classic British wit and charm one would expect from a film like this.
“ But as a cartoon quite funny and entertaining.
“ Waste of time & money .
“ After the movie, before I had mentioned anything about my thoughts on the film, my son's first comment was: "This was a boring poo movie" and I couldn't agree more.
“ Tedious jokes and dull script.
“ Whatever - a thoroughly enjoyable and funny 7.5 out of ten
“ Unfortunately, the exciting climax actually gets diluted by the funny business, reduced to a few quick plays, some over the top slapstick, and a very lackluster finale.
“ Unfortunately, it's also supremely predictable and ultimately forgettable.
“ Overall 'Early Man' is a very well crafted, extremely entertaining family film that will appeal to all ages, which includes an excellent voice cast who are clearly having just as much fun as we are.
“ For adults the story is a bit predictable and generic.
“ The artistic depiction of these early people makes them unnecessarily unattractive and British animators show once again that they're about the only ones left in the industry who find stop-motion animation entertaining enough for a feature film.
“ Aardman really lost its way with this one -- save your money and time!
“ Despite being cute, and somewhat funny, most of the characters have difficulty with being relatable, resulting in a slightly dull group.
“ It's definitely funny more than it's not, and the characters are all likable and entertaining.
“ 4) The entire story line was entirely predictable, there were no surprises at all.
“ Not to mention, the way the filmmakers designed both the valley and the bronze monuments are simply breathtaking, as it's hard not to drop your jaw when looking at the gorgeously detailed sets and props.
“ It's a very enjoyable film that doesn't quite meet the same standards as the earlier aardman films.
“ Even with some strong gags and enjoyable moments, it's only average.
“ This is the third Aardman/Park offering (after the short "A Matter of Loaf and Death" and "The Pirates") which did not work for me at all and, as with the others, I found myself bored after about half an hour.
“ I did walk into this movie with very low expectations and walked out with a smile.
“ The CGI backgrounds look tacky and dull compared to the claymation, so it doesn't fit.
“ Worst Movie Ever .
“ My kids (male of 8, female of 6) laughed a lot at the football match itself, but as an adult I felt that everything was dull and predictable.
“ I suppose that's supposed to make us feel like we're in the Stone Age, but it made me sleepy and uninterested.
“ It starts out really promising, but by the end is hugely predictable and simply turns into a by the numbers "underdog wins the day" type sports comedy (albeit with Claymation).
“ The second act is undoubtedly the weakest part of the movie; it was annoyingly fast paced, it came too early in this movie and didn't offer too much to rich the characters nor the setting of the Bronze Age, it also became very slow at its end and was had most of the silly and stupid jokes.
“ Early Man continues this trend as whilst the story may seem very predictable it makes up for it with good animation and highly entertaining characters.