Guy is shirtless.
Eep is very provocative
Eep wears a very short skirt throughout the movie. There are many scenes where you look right up it and find brown cave-girl panties.
A boy and a girl holding hands and almost kiss until they are interrupted by the girl’s brother.
A girl and a boy hold hands on multiple occasions.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Note: it may be a little academic, but in fact, I explain it in vernacular. Basically not too spoilers, so you have to watch the film to make it clear what I’m talking about.

1、 Ordinary material

First of all, this is a very common story, nothing new

A. Overall, the story is not complicated. It is the story that a family of cavers met a civilized man to catch up with the collapse of the earth and escape collectively. There are many stories about escape, including ice age and Madagascar last year

B. One is the external conflict, that is, the conflict between the natural environment and people, and the other is the conflict within the characters, including the emotional gap between parents and children, and the mutual trust between outsiders and ethnic groups. This is also not new, such as the legend of bravery last year

C. As for the characters, the reckless and strong father (which is typical of patriarchy in almost all such stories), the annoying grandmother (a replica of grandma in ice age 4?), Crazy baby (does it look like the three brothers in the brave legend). Nothing new.

D. The world outlook is prehistoric. The story crosses forests, deserts and valleys. Lava is also not new.

E. Technology and visual style, technological progress is the industry trend, but “crazy primitive man” should still be the mainstream three-dimensional animation means. The characters are familiar to the public, and there are no special visual effects such as paper cutting, dolls and silent films.

Therefore, from the analysis of the material, the author believes that the selection and mode of crazy primitive man still go to the mainstream, and it does not belong to the project of taking the wrong edge of the sword.

2、 An extraordinary screenwriter

It is precisely because of its mainstream and even ordinary style and materials that it shows extremely superb screenwriting skills. The author was quite excited after watching it and felt that it was really worth studying by himself and friends interested in animation screenwriters. Therefore, according to a rough pull method, the plot modules were arranged and analyzed. It is worth noting that because the author is watching non positive films, it is inevitable that there are some defects in the differences in character naming and timeline. The time line division allows an error of less than 5 minutes.

The plot length of crazy primitive man is 90 minutes. It is a standard animated film volume. Because the screen structure is slightly rough, the author carefully divides its plot into 12 modules.

1. 0-3 minutes

The film begins with the heroine’s first person narration, explaining the character’s state, and bringing the audience closer to the situation of the story. In this part, two points deserve attention. First, the perspective adopts the protagonist’s monologue, which feels friendly and highly condenses the amount of information. Its own voice is also a part of the character’s appearance. The second is the use of plane animation techniques, imitation rock murals, which not only cause visual differences, but also have a connection with the theme of “primitive man”.

These two methods are not much innovative, but together, they ensure the efficient, intuitive, fast and formal transmission of information. It also adapts to the watching characteristics of animation young audience, which are easy to lose their attention and do not pay attention at the beginning of the film. Personally, this move is very suitable for the beginning of animation films and can almost be used as a classic model. It is a very practical skill

2.3-10 minutes

The purpose of the play is very obvious. Firstly, several different characters of the cruder family are presented. The stubbornness of the father, the old experience, the madness of the grandmother, the rebellion and courage of the daughter, the traditional virtue of the mother, the timidity of the younger brother and the madness of the younger sister are highlighted. At the same time, it also explains the background and subtext of the story. Life is difficult and food is difficult to obtain (foreshadowing). So many characters appear in only one play, using very concrete and extreme expression techniques. The opening was completed in less than 10 minutes. In terms of visual effect, it can be found that the whole scene is dynamic, completely moving lens, supplemented by tense sound effects, with appropriate matching. This also shows that the “virtual reality” of animation really depends on technology. And relatively, the more compact the rhythm and the more information, the better the whole effect will be.

3. 10-20 minutes

After dinner, the sun sets. My daughter wants to climb the mountain to see the outside world. The next play is the conflict between father and daughter. The daughter goes out in anger and knows the hero. This part of the story will find that it is very closely related to the front and back. It not only inherits the plot of sunset mountain climbing above, but also buries the main external conflict in the second half of the whole story – the old world will be destroyed, and the protagonist will confront nature. There are two functions of the hero here. One is to appear as the hero at the beginning of the film, and his identity first paves the way and suspense. The other is to lead to the external conflict of the whole story – the destruction of the old world. This story uses the method of leading the information of the main event, first paving the way for the information, and then let the later things happen naturally, mainly because the animation audience has weak ability to accept the story, and the information feedback takes time. At the same time, it is also because the later scenes are wonderful and don’t worry about being discouraged (if the real-life film explains the main event like this, it seems a little risky?)

4. 20-25 minutes

The reason why I pulled out the play list was because I felt that the play was really important. If the previous performance is fairly regular, (the author is even harsh and feels that there is some procrastination and indifference in front.) Then the later story arrangement should be very wonderful

There was a literary play just now. The audience was just tired and immediately moved the picture, followed by the earthquake and the whole family fled. This is to give full play to the effect of audio-visual language. At the same time, considering the audience’s emotional curve, it is not only the psychological understanding of the plot, but also the physiological reaction during film viewing. In the story space, the family has entered a new field. If the main line of the whole story is the escape adventure of the crud family, it can be regarded as officially entering the main line of the plot here. In terms of time, it is exactly 25 minutes, which is a very standard inter act incentive event.

5. 25-30 minutes

This is a small adventure sequence, which mainly shows the animal wonders of prehistoric times. Here, the author needs to explain that the world outlook setting of crazy primitive man is very interesting. It is neither a simple cartoon exaggeration of the real world, nor a complete virtual world outlook, but deconstructs the real world familiar to the audience and develops the splicing of elements. It focuses on the animal images in the film. Owl head + leopard body, parrot color matching, saber toothed tiger, elephant + mouse, elephant + giraffe pattern, antelope + ostrich. Piranha + bird, hippo (suspected) + whale… What is worth learning here is that it not only gives full play to the magical virtual space of animation, but also mobilizes the audience’s own memory and impression. Unexpectedly, it is reasonable to balance reality and fiction very well. This is especially worth learning when building stories in animated films. It doesn’t mean that animation must be made up indiscriminately. If you spend your energy on building a world outlook, the strength of the story will naturally be weak, and copying the real world will dry up the story and waste many advantages of animation in vain.

6. 30-45 minutes

The hero uses fire to save people, joins the team and helps hunt. This part is a progressive sequence. On the one hand, it shows the intelligence of the hero, but also paves the way for the emotional changes of the heroine to the hero and the slight dissatisfaction of the father to the hero. Interestingly, the connection between different narrative modules in this animation is very natural. Driving birds away with fire, saving the protagonist is to inherit the front, and then the fire is to start the back. However, this play itself is a heavy play with a strong sense of dynamics and performance elements. It can be seen that the compression of information and the control of rhythm are very important. The little red cannibal will be used later.

7. 45 minutes

As for the middle point of the story, it is very standard to appear at the waist of the 45 minute story. The play is not long, but it is very important. It passes through the story telling section, which concretely shows that all family members except the father accept the hero. It is not only a reflection of the previous plot, that is, the father uses storytelling to maintain family unity, but also paves the way for the suspense of the plot at the climax at the back. What can he do to “follow the sun and let the tiger fly to heaven”? Look back.

8. 45-55 minutes 55-60 minutes

This is also a set of narrative sequence, which mainly talks about two things. One is the comparison between the “stupidity” of the father and the “intelligence” of the youth, which deepens the internal contradiction between the two. Another place is to pick up and reuse the previous 25 minute plot, such as those boxing monkeys solved with bananas, macaws and Saber Toothed Tigers with stilts. The scene of swimming is actually very important, even more important than teaching people to wear shoes, because at this time, the whole people except their father have participated. Remember the scene in which the whole family hung up to take a bath between modules 2 and 3? In fact, it has explained the changes of the whole family. A small play is very natural. In 55-60 minutes, it explains the progress of the whole family in using the results of the brain through the maze. Mom and grandma learned to imitate the little flower frog through the maze. The younger brother overcame his timidity and accepted a squirrel mixed with a crocodile dog. My father also wants to innovate.

9. 60-70 minutes

What he said was that his father wanted to innovate, but he made a joke, which backfired. He broke off with his daughter (foreshadowing), and finally the contradiction with the boy broke out. The bridge transformation broke out here fell into the asphalt. The boy explained his parents’ background and solved the mystery of “living alone” in the first 15 minutes and 30 minutes. Let’s say one more thing here. You see, the foreshadowing is not the last thing to say after you click it. The foreshadowing itself should also consider the acceptance of the audience. You can’t forget it after waiting too long. The solution of the plot here is that the father and the boy made a puppet to attract the saber toothed tiger. It not only solves the old contradictions, but also leaves a new foreshadowing for the ending. Later.

10. 70-80 minutes

In the first half of the climax, the author picked out the main emotions in this part, which is called “touching”. Touching, but also the transformation of my father. The father threw the family members across the cliff. It shows that his father accepted the fact that others are smarter than himself, and it also reflects his sense of family responsibility. At the same time, it also pushes the tension of the whole story to the top. This part gives the audience a period of crying. The story you like must make people laugh when they should laugh and cry when they should cry. We should not only compress the narrative, but also leave space. The so-called rhythm is what we should do and finish it within the specified time.

11. 80-85 minutes

In the second half of the climax, the author picks out the main emotions in this part, which is called “excitement”. The front is moving and exciting. The audience cried and the intention was achieved. The story was not finished directly. Instead, the audience was stabilized by a play in the dark where father and saber toothed tiger became good friends. (after crying, it’s time to get excited!) Father brainstormed and made a little red bird spaceship by himself. This part takes 30 minutes of little red bird. 45 minutes of “tiger flying into the sky”, 55 minutes of dog Douglas, 65 minutes of asphalt. And saved the little weasel for five minutes? (I really can’t see what it is). Then the group flew into the thick fog.

I have to say here that this is a climax setting that is very worth learning. First, the climax paragraph of 20 minutes at a time is a little too hasty, so the climax is divided into two. The first half is mainly the emotional climax, which is moving, and the second half is the solution of the event, which is exciting. The whole makes people cry and don’t forget the relaxed style of the whole animation. And you see, the information buried in these front love nodes is fully connected at the 85 minute point of the climax. Make the structure of the whole story more exquisite. You know, this is a story of escape and adventure. Those who have traveled have not been thrown away, but all used! It’s really good.

12. 85-90 minutes

The last few minutes are the end of the story. The whole family rode all kinds of animals and galloped in the beautiful beach sand. The main characters and animals in the story show their faces, and the end is also dynamic, unifying technology and art again. And still used the technique of monologue, head and tail.

3、 Summary

The story of crazy primitive man looks simple. In fact, the context of those minute labels can be presented in tables and data. In my own research, I tried to split and arrange the love nodes with pure charts and different colors. You will find that the story structure is stable and reasonable, which is more intuitive. It’s like some kind of designed pattern.

I recommend this story for learning and research, not to say how attractive his plot is, but precisely because he can do so extremely with limited story materials. Is the benchmark worth learning. This is why the script of American animated films has more industrial guiding significance for China. It is precisely because of its patterning and assembly line that it is clear and controllable.

In the story making of Chinese animation, if you are not confident in your screenwriting ability, aesthetics and knowledge. Then don’t be busy laying out the world outlook and take the design theme of suspense for granted. Just apply the love node density and key structure according to other people’s mature films. What a great story can’t be expected, but it will certainly look good.

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