Double Bill: Early Man (PG) + Coco (PG)
Ticket price £7.00
Early Man (PG) – 6.30pm
2018 ( USA | UK | France ) ( Animation, Adventure, Comedy )
DIRECTOR: Nick Park
STARRING: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams
In his most ambitious project to date, Wallace And Gromit director Nick Park poses that age-old question: what would happen if Stone Age Britons and Bronze Age Europeans slugged it out at football?. Unsurprisingly, it’s a hoot.
As with all of Aardman’s best work, the humour has a universal, music hall appeal. Early Man provides a crowd-pleasing cocktail of pathos and pratfalls. The voice cast are smashing, with supporting turns from the likes of Gina Yashere, Johnny Vegas, Richard Ayoade and Miriam Margolyes adding depth and diversity to the characters, and Rob Brydon doing sterling work as a parroting voice message service, and as punning football pundits Bryan and Brian.
This boisterous romp is certain to lift your spirits and tickle your funny bone.
Coco (PG) – 8.30pm
2017 ( USA ) ( Animation, Adventure, Comedy )
DIRECTORs: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
STARRING: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Coco is a joyous celebration of life, family and music that unfurls in a riot of eye-popping colour and heart-melting sentiment. It has all the charm of vintage Pixar allied to a story that displays more depth and complexity than many a live-action drama.
We enter the world of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old hungry to emulate his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), the greatest musician in the history of Mexico. Tragic events from the past mean that Miguel’s family hate music and forbid him from playing his guitar or even whistling a happy tune. But on the annual Day Of The Dead, Miguel is determined to compete in a talent contest instead of joining in the festivities to honour his ancestors. A stolen guitar, a curse and a touch of magic transport Miguel to the land of the dead where his adventures teach him what is truly important.
Coco’s visual splendour is matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly — and deeply affecting — approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.