Epic looks lovely, but it's incredibly generic and frankly, a bit dull. Kids will love it, it'll probably make loads of money, but it's very forgettable. It is however notable for an unusual voice cast - any list of predictable animation voice talent doesn't usually include Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, or Steven Tyler!
TheMightyBlackout -> Far better than that trailer suggests... (20/5/2013 11:53:56 PM)
Epic is nothing you haven't seen before, but then, it's trying to save the forest, not step outside of it. Whether it has the punch to warrant a sequel or not remains to be seen, but as a self-contained family movie, you can't go far wrong.
A young teenager Mary (Amanda Syfreid) fed up with her biologist father Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) ends up being shrunk and transported to a fairy like fantasy forest in an 'epic' battle between good and evil. This is thoroughly entertaining cgi romp with some really nice visuals, solid storytelling and some laugh out loud moments. There is great host of other characters who get thrown into the battle between the good Leafmen and the evil Boggans, most funny to me were the snail and slug duo played by Chris O'Dowd and Judah Friedlander.
It's great mixture of Honey I Shrunk the kids meets Ants and a Bugs Life.Together with some great action set pieces, fully grounded characters and a plot with a nice sense genuine emotions rather than slushy sentiment so common with these cgi family outings.