Director: Peter Lord
Release Date: 1991
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

Adam © AardmanA man is created by a giant hand on a tiny planet.

His creator orders him around, but the man soon discovers his barren sphere is too small to do anything, and that he is stuck to it. Luckily, in the end the creator grands him a companion, which turns out to be a penguin (iris out).

This film features some pretty dark humor typical for the early Aardman films. Its claustrophobia feels real and disturbing, and the film raises inevitable questions about existence and purpose of life. And though it contains great silent comedy gags, the film is rather unsettling overall. Lord’s animation is superb throughout, and a prime example of the more comedy-driven animation style the Aardman studio took from 1989 on.

Watch ‘Adam’ yourself and tell me what you think:

‘Adam’ is available on the DVD ‘Aardman Classics’

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