Epic

Epic

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Epic

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.

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.

2013Rating: PG, Low level violence102 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
92%
want to see

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Trying its darnedest to live up to its lofty moniker, this combination of Avatar, A Bug’s Life, Tron, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Disney’s Tinkerbell movies 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.

0

A mixed Bag

20th Century Fox's 'Epic' release is a bit of a fissile if you go on name alone. However, this movie has managed to keep the interest of my three year old long enough for me to eat all her pop-corn un-noticed (now that's a feat, if you know my daughter). Why is it a mixed bag? Well, it's a mixed bag on most levels. It provides a mix of action and comedy...

3.0
0

Beautiful but predictable.

As long as you go to watch this with the understanding that it is a kid's film, you will be able to forgive the lack of a movie that will completely grip you. It's a beautifully animated movie, and to go just to see the details of the animation would well be worth it. The story itself is decent, with some good story writing (though a lot is predicatable)...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So generic it might as well come in a black-and-white box: Animated Adventure TBD.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As beautiful as it is, fatally lacking in visceral momentum and dramatic edge.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perfectly serviceable family animation.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The emotional connection that should have the crowd cheering wildly for the heroes and booing the villains never clicks in.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its secret, magical worlds and legions of evil-battling leafy warriors, there's plenty here to engage young audiences of both genders.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.

0
Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Trying its darnedest to live up to its lofty moniker, this combination of Avatar, A Bug’s Life, Tron, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Disney’s Tinkerbell movies 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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So generic it might as well come in a black-and-white box: Animated Adventure TBD.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As beautiful as it is, fatally lacking in visceral momentum and dramatic edge.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perfectly serviceable family animation.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The emotional connection that should have the crowd cheering wildly for the heroes and booing the villains never clicks in.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its secret, magical worlds and legions of evil-battling leafy warriors, there's plenty here to engage young audiences of both genders.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.

0

A mixed Bag

20th Century Fox's 'Epic' release is a bit of a fissile if you go on name alone. However, this movie has managed to keep the interest of my three year old long enough for me to eat all her pop-corn un-noticed (now that's a feat, if you know my daughter). Why is it a mixed bag? Well, it's a mixed bag on most levels. It provides a mix of action and...

3.0
0

Beautiful but predictable.

As long as you go to watch this with the understanding that it is a kid's film, you will be able to forgive the lack of a movie that will completely grip you. It's a beautifully animated movie, and to go just to see the details of the animation would well be worth it. The story itself is decent, with some good story writing (though a lot is predicatable)...

4.0
0