While attempting to reconnect with her estranged father, M.K. gets transported into a world where a battle rages for the life of the forest.
The voice acting in this film really enhanced the overall presentation. Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, and Josh Hutcherson rounded out a pretty stellar cast. I found the art design to be amazing. All the little nuances of the forest really made the world vibrant.
A little girl is shrunk in her dad’s back yard, with an eccentric scientist father?…Which movie am I watching here?
“I didn’t shrink the kids, nature did! I swear!”
This beer goes to the the sidekick. Every children’s romp has a sidekick, a loveable goof who occasionally comes through in the clutch. This slot was filled by two slugs… Or a slug and a snail, rather, played by Aziz Ansari and Chris O’Dowd. These slithering gastropods attempt to mitigate the encroaching darkness with wit, and they fail. I would have preferred the silent cocaroach from Wall-E.
“Just Look For The Slime!”
This beer was for the lesson. While these feature films tend to cover alot of moral/ life lessons, the one that stood out for me the most was loss. Without giving to much away, loss does occur. Watching these characters deal with loss felt glazed over. It paled in comparison to watching Carl Fredricksen’s life unfold in the opening sequence of UP.
“Had me bawling Like a 7 year old.”
The adult factor. Let’s face it, kids aren’t the ones shelling out 12 bucks a ticket and a week’s paycheck on snacks to keep the little walking boogers happy. The adults need something, too. What really sets a good animated film apart from a great animated film is the adult factor. Everyone in that theatre should enjoy the picture. Epic, while a well paced children’s movie, lost its adult audience with its weak storytelling.
Epic will provide a fun-filled romp for all the walking boogers in your life; the only downside is you will probably have to go with them. Less exciting than a 64 man-raid.
Take a Drink: every time the dad reminds you of Wayne Szalinski.
Take a Drink: every time you find yourself thinking of a better kids movie.
Do a Shot: Every time someone talks about slime.