Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Epic - Movie Review

Starring the voices of Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Steven Tyler and Jason Sudeikis.
Directed by Chris Wedge.


You can still catch this at $2 theaters, which is how I saw it.

What I took away most was the visuals.  The animation is really lovely, the weaving of this fairy world in with the trees and bushes and so forth.

The story is your fish-out-of-water variety, where a teen girl finds herself shrunk to the size of the leaf-men, who've somehow stayed hidden from mankind all this time. And when you're small, suddenly you can have conversations with slugs and snails.  Meanwhile they're an evil race that wants to turn the forest rotten. Very FernGully.

The humor isn't as crossover as your usual Pixar effort, but it's not too obnoxious either.  I'd rank it just above Arthur & the Invisibles.


Michael England said...

I actually loved the story and of course the visuals were awesome. My 5 year old daughter also stayed very interested the entire time. I liked it a lot.

Jedizaugg said...

I too loved the movie and the visuals. Wonderful imagery. Took the family. We enjoyed it.