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Honey, I shrunk the kid

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MK (Seyfried) goes to live with her scientist father (Sudeikis), who is obsessed with his search for tiny beings in the forest. But it’s MK who first encounters one and is shrunk to join them, just as the minute civilisation is attacked by the evil Mandrake (Waltz).

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A teenaged girl discovers a world of little people in this fun animation based on William Joyce’s book. Amanda Seyfried voices Mary Katherine, a feisty girl who despairs of her obsessive biologist father – until she’s shrunk to the size of an insect and thrown into the middle of a battle between good and evil. The story’s familiar but suspenseful and the characters well drawn in both senses – even the comedy sidekicks should appeal to parents as well as kids (step forward Chris O’Dowd and Judah Friedlander as a snail and slug respectively). Good solid family entertainment.

While it’s not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.

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Epic? More like "Generic"

When the first trailer for "Epic" came out, I got excited! I've always liked Blue Sky for its "Ice Age" movies (Except the 4th one, which can suck it) I think "Robots" is a classic. And I Enjoyed "Rio" a lot. I thought "wow!" Blue Sky might come down with its first animated feature win! It looked that it had the sophistication and charm of How To Train Your Dragon. and the fight scenes looked on par With Kung Fu Panda (Its sequel mostly) It just ... More

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Posted by Darren47 at 04:22, 15 February 2014 | Report This Post

"Where there's mice, there's bound to be... chipmunks"

Although skillfully animated, Epic is little more than an unoriginal and uninspiring family film which bears a startling resemblance to Fern Gully. Bottom line: the title lied. ... More

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Posted by movienut707 at 05:32, 09 November 2013 | Report This Post

"Where there's mice, there's bound to be... chipmunks."

Although skillfully animated, Epic is little more than an unoriginal and uninspiring family film which bears a startling resemblance to Fern Gully. Bottom line: the title lied. ... More

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Posted by movienut707 at 05:32, 09 November 2013 | Report This Post


Good solid family entertainment!! 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 funn... More

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Posted by Ramone87 at 20:12, 24 May 2013 | Report This Post

Far better than that trailer suggests...

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. ... More

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Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 23:53, 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Judah who?

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! ... More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 20:28, 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

Judah who?

I thought Aziz Ansari was the other slug! ... More

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Posted by luccewada at 19:00, 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

Short review

This isn't a little movie that nobody's going to see, i can't believe it's been given such a short review. ... More

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Posted by dseys at 17:55, 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

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