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Epic

Chris Wedge (2013)

98min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Fast-paced, fun and fashionably "green", this piece of computer cartoonery is from the same stable as the Ice Age series and Rio, and has a voice cast to kill for. Amanda Seyfried plays teenager MK, who gets shrunk to insect size, and finds herself caught in a woodland war between the forces of life and decay. When teeny forest queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles) succumbs, MK teams up with a "Leafman" warrior (Colin Farrell), rebellious Leafman teen Josh Hutcherson and assorted oddballs (including Chris O'Dowd's snail), to prevent a regenerative royal "pod" from falling into the evil clutches of Mandrake (Christoph Waltz) and his blight brigade. After a slow and rather sombre start, Epic finds a well-paced groove of alternating dark and light, comic scenes - there are some scenes that may scare younger, more sensitive souls, though it's generally family friendly fare. Director Chris Wedge (who made the first Ice Age movie) doesn't let the eco-minded philosophy get in the way of some nicely animated action.

Summary

A teenager wanders into a forest that her scientist father believes is home to a race of miniature people. She stumbles on the tiny creatures and is shrunk down to their size so she can carry out a quest to save their new queen from an invading army. Animated adventure, with the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell and Christoph Waltz.

Cast & Crew

Ronin Colin Farrell (2)
Nod Josh Hutcherson
Mary Katherine Amanda Seyfried
Mandrake Christoph Waltz
Queen Tara Beyoncé Knowles
Mub Aziz Ansari
Grub Chris O'Dowd
Bufo Pitbull
Bomba Jason Sudeikis
Nim Galuu Steven Tyler
Larry Judah Friedlander
Dagda Blake Anderson
Director Chris Wedge
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 17 May 2013

Childrens Drama

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