Epic (2013)

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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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EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. 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. -- (C) Fox
Rating:
PG (for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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In Theaters:
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Box Office:
$107,515,297.00
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Cast

Beyonce Knowles
as Queen Tara
Steven Tyler
as Nim Galuu
Christoph Waltz
as Mandrake
Pitbull
as Bufo
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Critic Reviews for Epic

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (26)

For all its attempts at wonder and spectacle and play, Epic is mostly a slog.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Although the basic story is too juvenile and simplistic to entertain anyone with an age in the double-digit range, the themes and underlying ideas are too complicated to capture the attention of someone younger.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
ReelViews
Top Critic

Director Chris Wedge falls into the common animator's trap of making the "human" characters a lot duller than the nonhuman creepy-crawlies.

Full Review… | May 24, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

With its array of goofy sidekicks (Aziz Ansari as a slug almost runs away with the whole picture) and carefully crafted relationships, Epic certainly manages to tell a compelling tale.

Full Review… | May 24, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

A 3D eco-fantasy whose mantra-like insistence that we're all connected by nature is one of the main things that underscores the abject insincerity of the sentiment as the movie articulates it, "Epic" is very nearly epic in its stifling mediocrity.

Full Review… | May 24, 2013
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Anyone over the age of 7 or so - not to mention their accompanying adults - isn't going to find too much here to truly engage them, let alone linger past the final fade out.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Epic

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Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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