At a glance
Epic (2013) is a 3D animated fantasy adventure based on The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce. When Mary Katherine "M.K." found a dying nature spirit, Queen Tara, she is transported into their world to help the Leafmen to save the forest from the evil beings.
From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world… and ours.
Another eco-friendly film from Blue Sky Studios, Epic (2013) is certainly not something I expected. At first I am not delighted to watch its contemporary elements because I thought this film would set in a medieval times. Never mind that but the first quarter or half horribly failed to captivate and it is too boring to bear so I dropped it and re-watch it a week later in a better mood.
In the end, it actually has a pretty interesting concept but I strongly dislike the fact that they name this film epic because it is nothing close to that word. Epic means very great or impressive or heroic/grand in scale or character; if you watch this you will understand how I feel. Gorgeous visuals as usual but this is truly misleading; an injustice and this film doesn't live up to its title.
PS. Love their voice casts though.
Who will like this?
Fantasy and eco lovers may like this!
Details of the movie
Director: Chris Wedge
Producer: Lori Forte, Jerry Davis
Story: William Joyce, James V. Hart, Chris Wedge
Screenplay: William Joyce, James V. Hart, Daniel Shere, Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Cinematography: Renato Falcão
Music: Danny Elfman
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Beyoncé Knowles
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Genre: Adventure Fantasy
Running time: 102 mins
Budget: USD 100,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 268,426,634 est.