A Filmster Quickie: Epic

epic poster

Release Date: May 22, 2013

Watched: June 3, 2013

Review Date: June 3, 2013

Director: Chris Wedge

Starring: Colin Farell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried

The Filmster Rating:

Good,But Rating

Synopsis: Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father’s home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest, mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world. – IMDb

Review: Epic delivers a beautiful and action packed animation film but it does lack the charm that great animation films have. Epic lacks the fun characters that kids can enjoy. Even though they have the cliched sidekicks Mub and Grub that bring all the laughs, but there just wasn’t enough of them. Epic is not the most original film as it will remind you of films as Honey I Shrunk the Kids and FernGully: The Last Rainforest. A plus for the film were the great voice acting, especially from Colin Farell, Christoph Waltz and Aziz Ansari. Overall, Epic is an enjoyable film that you will forget soon after watching it because of the lack of memorable moments.

Blogger’s Thoughts

“The story itself is simplistic, as is the wont for films aimed at children. But it holds things together adequately for the action and animation to win you over. I certainly think that kids will be satisfied with it, and it won’t put off adults who take them to see it, either.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

“The world of animation will continue to do what it’s been doing for all these years, but at least Epic still hits us with the reminder that you don’t have to change the name of the game or do something new with your story, as long as you have fun, are entertaining, and goofy for the whole family to enjoy.” - Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews

“It’s attempt to blend the line between two worlds and two audience age groups is simply a disaster of mediocrity. Beautiful? yes. Boring? also yes. I had hoped for more, given that I am not a fan of Ice Age series, I wanted to have a reason to revisit them. That’s not happening anytime soon as Epic reminded me of all the reasons I don’t like the Ice Age franchise.” – The Focused Filmographer

Will Your Child Want the DVD? Its not one those animations kids will be pestering you for.

Would You Recommend It? Of course, its a good enough film to take your kids out to watch.

Would You Watch It Again? Yea, I probably won’t see it again until its on cable.

Comments are much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

7 responses to “A Filmster Quickie: Epic

  1. Good review Issy. It’s a lot like FernGully in many ways, but at least it stays fun and true to to it’s nature without getting too out of hand with it’s non-stop comedy and cuteness.

  2. The colors and “adventure” aspect to it grabbed my kids (5 and 3) hook, line and sinker. They can’t wait till we can get it on Blu-Ray for “family movie night”. All in all, pretty middle of the pack. Good review, Issy.

  3. Yeah, it’s not that memorable, and definitely not entirely original, but it was fun and enjoyable nonetheless, I thought. Not going to be any threat to win animated movie of the year, but decent enough ;)

  4. I wish this movie was doing better at the box office, just goes to show that there’s a reason that studios stick with sequels so much. To be fair, it’s the population’s goddamn fault for going to see Ice Age 4 and not this movie. Good review

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