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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Epic (Movie Review)

I am sure most of you knew that this movie (Epic) has already been released on the 23rd May and initially I wanted to watch this on 3D but somehow Cathay Cineplex doesn't have 3D shows for this. Anyway, Epic is a 2013 American 3D computer animated fantasy-adventure comedy-drama film loosely based on William Joyce's children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.


Storyline:-
Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest, mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world.

Voice cast:-
Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine (M.K.)
Christoph Waltz as Mandrake
Aziz Ansari as Mub
Colin Farrell as Ronin
Josh Hutcherson as Nod
Chris O'Dowd as Grub
Beyoncé Knowles as Queen Tara
Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu


How's the trailer? I thought the song suits very well with the trailer.

I wasn't sure why they chose Epic as the title of the movie to replace 'Leafmen' when throughout the movie, the word Leafmen was being mentioned most of the time. I also did figured a few flaws in this animated movie. I've listed down some of the flaws below:-

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1. Queen Tara not only have the power to control everything in the forest but she also can make a normal human sized shrunk into about an inch height. She had so much power yet she can't defeat all those tiny Boggans. Maybe turn herself into bigger size and stomp on those Boggans? Easy peasy!
2. How did MK knows that the Bats voice in his father's iPod can attract all the bats that were covering the moon. Did she knows how to speak bat language when she's in normal human size?
3. The distance from Moon Haven to the surveillance camera must be really close to each other cause MK can travel with a small bird to it in the shortest time and when did she learn to fly a bird so fast?
4. Last but not least, what indication that MK left to her father? That little red pin and her dad knows that's her daughter contradicting all that he said about imagining her tiny daughter in the vacuum dirt container?

My Conclusion:- I like the smoothness of the animation although I don't really quite like the character that resembles barbie doll or how all the Leafmen look like ordinary human being while the rest were animals and bugs. It's a good movie for family and kids, it's enjoyable despite the fact it's pretty predictable in most of the plots.

Watch in 3D? Yes, the animation is beautiful and definitely worth the money.

Rating:- 3/5


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