Epic 3D

Epic 3D

(2013)

Discover a world beyond your imagination.

Animated adventure from Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age). In a miniature world deep in the forest, inhabited by Leaf Men and cute critters, a battle between good and evil is taking place that will determine the future of their world. Voice cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles and Colin Farrell.... More

When a teenage girl (Seyfried) finds herself transported into this secret universe, she lends a hand in the fight against the Spider Queen and her army. Based on the Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs kids' book by William Joyce.Hide

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Trying its darnedest to live up to its lofty moniker, this combination of AvatarA Bug’s LifeTronHoney, I Shrunk the Kids and Disney’s Tinkerbellmovies boasts plenty of thrills and spills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren’t always in balance.... More

The computer-generated animation is crisp and clear, while Danny Elfman’s score soars along with the breathless action. Director Chris Wedge, who is also one of six writers on the project, manages to corral an impressive array of vocal talent successfully with the eclectic bunch including many new to the animated arena (which shows in some of the more stilted deliveries – Mr Farrell, Ms Knowles I’m talking about you).

Unsurprisingly though, Christoph Waltz proves adept at playing bad (his Boggins character even has a credible reason for being more than a little driven and deranged) and Chris O’Dowd shows he’s no slug in the comedy stakes – by playing a snail. So while it perhaps lacks a degree of originality and is a little light on wit, Epic is a rollicking little slice of escapism for the pre-tween set.Hide


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  • This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare. Full Review

  • If this is all familiar territory even to film-literate young children, it's nonetheless executed with professionalism and a few dashes of panache. Full Review

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