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From the creators of Ice Age comes the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure. Transported to a magical world, a teenager is recruited to help the “Leafmen” save their world and ours from evil forest warriors. The whole family will love the astonishing animation and the all-star voice cast, which includes Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell & Steven Tyler!
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Critics Consensus: Though its narrative themes are all too familiar, Epic is beautifully animated and crafted with just enough flair to make for solid family entertainment.
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Common Sense Says
Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Epic is an animated adventure from the same studio behind the Ice Age franchise and Rio. Part eco-friendly tale and part tiny-creatures story, Epic (which was inspired by the characters in William Joyce's children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs) centers on a teen girl who's magically shrunk into the world of miniscule armed archers called Leafmen who protect the forest from evil. There's a central good vs. evil theme, as well as a parent vs. adolescent storyline that should appeal to kids, but know that there are definitely battles and even a small body count (mostly due to arrows). The main villain is merciless and believes that it's his mission to destroy the forest and rule over a rotting wasteland. In addition to the violence, there's a romantic nature to two relationships in the movie, as well as several flirty (and snotty) jokes courtesy of a slug voiced by Aziz Ansari. Expect some insult language ("stupid," "idiot," etc.).
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- Genre:Comedy, Family
- Release Date:May 24, 2013
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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