Missing Link
2019
***
Director: Chris Butler
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, Amrita Acharia, Matt Lucas, David Walliams

In the end of the 19th century, second rate explorer Sir Lionel Frost hopes to join the exclusive Society of Great Men by proving the existence of Sasquatch. He travels to North America, where the quest takes an unexpected turn. With releases such as Paranorman, Coraline, and The Boxtrolls, Laika has become synonymous with unusual and often creepy stop motion animations. In comparison, this is a safe, likeable, and conventional family film with a predictable message (a vain man learns what’s truly important in life) and broadly drawn characters.