Nick Park’s talents often serve only to highlight the fundamental lack of inspiration at Early Man’s core.
The flippancy toward thematic concerns and character construction suggests that the film, like the boxtrolls’ myriad gadgets and inventions, was largely built from used parts.
Whatever the film’s interest may be in the marginalized, writer-director Richard Ayoade never alludes to what would even be worth fighting for in this nightmarish industrial landscape.
There were Eisenbergs, Gyllenhaals, and doppelganger-centered film adaptations galore at Toronto.
Cast members O’Dowd, Parkinson, and Berry took time from rehearsal last spring to chat with Slant about making The IT Crowd.