This is a misfit underdog sports movie. That's it. It didn't even need to be about cavemen. What happened? How did this get conceived? "Hey, let's make a movie about prehistoric man and their hijinks!" "Well, what should the story be?" "Hmmm...." "I know! Let's use the same story from Lagaan!" "Only it'll be football!" "Right, let's make a football movie!" (Or as we Americans call it, "soccer.")
I'm really disappointed. The models don't even look that good. Honestly, the only thing this movie has to get by with is the inherent charm of Aardman's genial sense of humor. Literally nothing else.