Need something to do with the family for this Memorial Day weekend? Go see Epic with the kids! The movie Epic, is becoming epic for the weekend must see’s! The movie is based on a book called “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs,” written by William Joyce. It may not actually be an epic movie but “Epic” scored pretty high among the children! As long as you parents don’t take the story line seriously…at all, you will be alright…if you can make it through the first 30 minutes.
The “all-star” cast is a bit of a turn off for most adults given that it’s hard to hear the voices of, Amanda Seyfried, Pitbull, Steven Tyler, Beyonce, Colin Farrell, and Christopher Waltz and imagine the characters as those characters and not the real people. Although Colin Farrel does well as “Leafman,” a leader to the miniature army that is there to protect the forest from evil. Christoph Waltz plays Mandrake who wants all things nature to die. I think most adults will agree that these voices are more distracting rather than fitting. After the first 30 minutes, the silly voice parts of random actors ends and Amanda Seyfried comes in as lead character, Mary Katharine and her scientist dad (Jason Sudeikis) are struggling with the qwarky father’s idea/discovery that tiny forest people may exist. Mary’s mother has recently died, which also makes thing a bit more strained.
Mary Katharine (Amanda Seyfried) gets sucked into this miniature life of little forest people while dealing with the death of her mother and aims to help save the forest. The animation/3D efforts are okay during action scenes. The comedy is a bit flat but it’s not the worst children’s movie to come out, so if you enjoy slightly touching, high-fantasy movies, then you won’t be completely upset while the kids enjoy themselves.