In the modern world of animation cartoons, like "Wild ancestors", — piece goods. The most the goods that appears terribly rare, but waiting income gives it any special charm. It is especially nice when the product comes straight from its Creator. True and genuine clay product. It is valuable on its own existence, with the most of the charm, but, to sadness, from too high expectations not be felt so juicy and delicious from what we expected.
"Wild ancestors" seemed on first glance to display history of the confrontation between two eras: a century stone and bronze century. It could be an interesting story about the misunderstanding of people of different ages, for some of which is alien to the new bronze technology, and for the second alien to the savage habits of their neighbors. Interesting, with the permission of tautology, historical story filled with depth and seasoned with good humor, in a clay frame — would again to build creations Aardman in the rank of the iconic and beloved by many as was his time with the "Escaping of the chicken coop" or the same cheese lovers Wallace and Gromit. To unfortunately, "Wild ancestors" give only the beginnings of similar depth, in the end, they find themselves in first place ribbon on football lies the banal and the familiar story of the power of team spirit and victory of good guys over bad. To pain a familiar story, where the outcome is known in the beginning, to surprise which the viewer would be difficult. However, a new creation from Aardman not leave disappointed.
The beauty of plasticine animation, of course, impresses again: in its own cute characters with even more cute animals (not to love doistoricheskogo wild boar — mystery). Among the usual computer animation Nick Park, remaining true to yourself, feels like a breath of fresh and clean air. Something unusual and catchy. And this wonderful clay thing Park puts well-known sports drama: here and the team of losers that will win in the end, there and workout that will play a role here and narcissistic tough opponents and a lot of other things that have seen a bunch of times. And this, perhaps, the main minus "Wild ancestors": on check they are quite banal story, does not offer anything new, and effective beat the usual moves, missing out on a great opportunity to show the clash of the ages, Park decides to transfer the modern trends as life and football-related things on the prehistoric way, leaving them same recognizable. But fail to deny that all works. The tape is filled with light and effective humor, making fun of, for example, serious things in the face of corruption and lust for money, not forget the humor is more straightforward, plenty of starting to fool around with stones, rabbits and massage. A similar dear tomfoolery not can not to bribe, let there and there are scenes of humor is more vulgar that looks like something is not strongly fit this atmosphere. But the end result being that "Wild ancestors" work like a funny and enjoyable cartoon for all and uplifting sports tape, where to empathize with the main ridiculous savages Willy-nilly get (the wild boar exactly), and in the final match the mountain of puns remains only rooting for the team of the stone age, languishing in the expectation of a decisive goal.
"Early Man" — this sweet, soulful and painfully simple story, for which is not to spend boring time of the screen. Undoubtedly, it is a pity that Park not have decided to fill their new piece the creation of something more, but you is it to blame, because there are good, easy and fun tape, causing a sincere smile and laugh. Well and engaging the animation will not go away. Of course, there a matter of taste: some protruding teeth and coarse noses seem repulsive, but those who will like, and football fans, not must be extremely disappointed with the new creation of the famous Studio. New piece goods, which need to be happy, and so if it is possible for viewing good time, then even the most banal story will cause only the most loyal and pleasant feeling.