Critic Consensus: Though its narrative themes are all too familiar, Epic is beautifully animated and crafted with just enough flair to make for solid family entertainment.
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|Rating:||PG (for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Chris Wedge|
|Written By:||Jim V. Hart, Dan Shere, James V. Hart, Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle|
|In Theaters:||May 24, 2013 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 20, 2013|
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Critic Reviews for Epic
At least the movie practices the green environmental message that it preaches: The entire screenplay is recycled.
It is a testament to how spoiled we have become by mainstream animated features that a film as visually arresting as Epic would be considered run-of-the-mill.
The story is pretty routine, but it's the vivid colors and sense of excitement that comes with the crisp animation that makes it really work.
Boasts sometimes photorealistic animation and some cool concepts (the heroic 'Leafmen' ride hummingbirds like horses), but it's grounded by the cliche aspects of everything else.
The story has a nice combination of reconciliation, drama and humor. There are some very funny jokes and pratfalls in the film. The kids in the audience laughed at the jokes aimed at them, but this film works for adults too.
Audience Reviews for Epic
Truth in advertising would demand a title change, something more appropriate like: "not quite as epic as we would have you believe". Yah sure, unbelievably eye-popping animation, but the story doesn't allow for anything deeper than mere character introduction. The action happens but you'll hardly give two shiny pennies. Yer grammar school children won't feel gypped but you'll be looking out the window. Is the neighbor taking out the trash this time of day?
Funny, and very entertaining. The animation is excellent, it has an interesting Bug's Life-inspired story line, and is a really good movie that the entire family would enjoy...
|Mub:||Ugly says what?|
|Ronin:||Many leaves, one tree. We're all individuals, but we're still connected. No one's alone.|
|M.K.:||Put your arms around me.|
|Grub:||I'm a slug, baby. No shell over here.|
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