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Thread: Early Man (Nick Park)

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    Early Man (Nick Park)

    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    Soooooo, this is a soccer movie. The marketing seems to be hiding this fact because ... well, it's a really weird concept. It is a movie about a clash between stone age characters and bronze age characters that is settled in a soccer game. I have no idea what they were thinking because this is just as confusing and bizarre as it sounds. There are some mildly amusing moments here and there, but at the writing level, this is something close to a disaster. Only goodwill from previous films makes any of this tolerable. If you're going in expecting all sorts of witty clay-based caveman sight gags, you're going to be pretty disappointed.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (No, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    That's kind of amazing to hear. What a bizarre choice.

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    Yeah, I'm giving it the mildest of yays, but I was really let down by this.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    Yeah this was a stinker. None of the jokes land and I lived in England so I get the humor. Kermode liked it, eh.

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    A story concept this random should be way more dense with jokes and packed with more irreverent fun details, as in The Emperor's New Groove, instead of mostly sticking to the formulaic arc to the point of tedium at times. Some choice Aardman comedic bits and visuals (the giant duck is deservedly singled out, but I love that precise delivery bird as well) still help keep it watchable enough for me though. 6/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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