‘Missing Link’ Review

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, Amrita Acharia, Ching Valdes-Aran, Emma Thompson | Written and Directed by Chris Butler

Written and directed by Chris Butler, hugely entertaining animated adventure Missing Link is the fifth film from Laika, the stop-motion studio behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls. As such, it’s significantly lighter and less nightmare-inducing than their previous films, but is likely to prove just as much of a hit, thanks to impeccable artistry and a witty script.

The film opens with dashing British adventurer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) attempting to photograph a decidedly camera-shy Loch Ness Monster, in a mission that goes disastrously wrong and causes his hitherto loyal assistant to quit. In search of a discovery that will gain him entry to London’s exclusive Optimates Club, Frost accepts the invitation in a mysterious letter that invites him to Oregon,

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