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Early Man (2018)

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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.

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Lord Nooth (voice)
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Dug (voice)
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Goona (voice)
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Chief Bobnar (voice)
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Treebor (voice)
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Barry (voice)
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Queen Oofeefa (voice)
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Hognob (voice)
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Message Bird / Brian / Bryan (voice)
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Dino (voice)
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Asbo (voice)
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Magma (voice)
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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.

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Real Men Don't Settle For Bronze


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Rated PG for rude humor and some action | See all certifications »

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16 February 2018 (USA)  »

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An original title was Early Man-United. See more »

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Referee: Fowl!
Lord Nooth: Foul? There's no foul, you silly slap-head, the game's not even started.
Referee: [Referring to the inbound giant duck] No, Fowl!
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Towards the end of the credits, the two dinosaurs from the opening sequence are shown labeled as "Ray" and "Harry" in tribute to Ray Harryhausen. See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Hands down, best film I've seen all year! Love Nick Park!
12 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This fantastic, animated film from Nick Park and Aardman Animations had me laughing the entire time. Hands down, it is the best movie I have seen this year. With a unique storyline, exquisite action scenes and a rollercoaster of events, your eyes don't want to leave the screen.

Set in the Stone Age, when cavemen and wooly mammoths inhabited the Earth, Chief Bonbar and his tribe are driven out of their homeland by a Bronze Age army, led by Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston). Lord Nooth claims the Stone Age is over, and Chief Bonbar's (Timothy Spall) tribe is forced to remain in the volcanic badlands outside of the new city. A young caveman named Dug (Eddie Redmayne) tries to attack, but is knocked into a basket heading to the city. He tries to hide, but ends up being mistaken for a football player. When Dug and Lord Nooth finally meet, they make a deal: If Chief Bonbar's tribe beats Lord Nooth's team in a game of football, then the cavemen can have their valley back.

Dug looks at every situation with optimism. He cares about his tribe and will do absolutely anything for them. Even though he knows he could lose his valley, he constantly perseveres and doesn't think about giving up. Hognob (Nick Park) is the funniest character in the film. He is Dug's pet boar and, although he has no dialogue, he makes the weirdest noises. Hognob is so adorable that I want a pet boar now. The relationship Hognob and Dug share is loving and reminds me of the relationship I have with my pets.

The animation is ingenious, because each character is unconventional. With crooked teeth, messy hair and big eyes, these characters are ones you haven't seen before. My eyes were peeled the entire time, because I couldn't stop admiring the unique animation. My favorite part is when Dug tries to steal some balls from the Bronze Age city. Hognob distracts Lord Nooth and has to play the harp for him, while he takes a bath. Hognob tries to sing and play the harp, but it sounds so terrible that it makes you laugh.

The message of this film is to never give up under any circumstances. Don't ever feel intimidated by somebody, because with teamwork and optimism, you can accomplish absolutely anything. Appreciate your differences and remember that nobody can bring you down.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars, because I have never laughed so hard while watching a film. I recommend it for kids ages 8 to 18, and adults would enjoy it too. It is perfect to watch with your family and friends, because it will put a huge smile on your face and show you how important it is to follow your heart. Catch this film in theaters nationwide on February 16, 2018. Find out what it means to be an early man.

Reviewed by Samantha M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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