Claymation maestro Nick Park’s first feature film since 2005’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a typically daffy comedy adventure.
The plot revolves around a plucky caveman who rallies his misfit Stone Age tribe to save their valley from Bronze Age invaders by taking them on at football.
Eddie Redmayne’s hero Dug and his chums don’t quite match Wallace and Gromit for eccentric charm, but the silly visual gags and groan-inducing puns (‘Jurassic Pork’ anyone?) still come thick and fast.
Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall and Richard Ayoade turn out alongside Redmayne among the film’s top-flight British voice cast.