Epic

Chris Wedge + Epic
Tuesday, December 06 th, 2016 at 00:12 am Dr. Joy Browne
Director (s):
Chris Wedge
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyonce Knowles
Genre:
Animation
Theme:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure

Epic is an animated film that’s kind of hard to describe because it depends what your tolerance is going to be for fantasy; it’s kind of Bambi meets Lord of the Rings to a certain extent. It has to do with a teenager who goes to live with her father once her mother dies, and her father has basically ruined his life because he believes there are little people in the forest. The question is should he be on medication or should he win a Nobel Prize. This is animation, so you figure there probably are little people, and in fact you’d be right. There are leafmen who hang out on trees and protect the princess who is in charge of keeping the forest alive and well and running, and we have the destructive forces. The opening of the movie says that if you look at a forest, it’s a race between life and decay, and that’s what the movie is about. If you’re willing to suspend disbelief a little bit, it really is fun. It really gives you a sense of ecology and a whole different world, and it does have some great fight sequences in it. I think it’s too scary for young kids, but those that are ten and up will probably be enchanted by it. I give it three and a half stars

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