Movie review: Epic (2013)


I have just returned from watching a midnight movie. I’m very sleepy now but then there is a sudden urge in me to immediately write a movie review for the film I have so much enjoyed just now. It’s ‘Epic’, an animated feature film  that tells the story of a teenage girl, MK who finds herself in a secret world within the forest. Once there, she must help a team of fun and whimsical characters to battle the evils and save their world.

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First of all, I do really enjoy this film from the very beginning till the end. It’s entertainment at its best all the way. For quite some time, I have had not seen any animated features to be as great, or as ‘epic’ as this one since Toy Story 3. Yes, many critics out there didn’t give the best reviews or chart-topping ratings to this, but I’m in the few of the exception. This animated film is just great. I have nothing much to say. There is no weaknesses I can find from this movie. At least, no major flaws or bad aspects I can see from this. It’s generally good.

The story is great. It first started with a man searching for ‘something’ in the forest which he believes in for many years and which had cost him failure of his career and marriage too. Then, came his daughter to visit him, and yet very unhappy over how her dad is so madly attached to his research for a tiny group of warriors living in the forest protecting it. She then accidentally encountered the tiny group, and had herself turned as small as them too. And from there on, the adventure unfolds; she started off her journey to help battle the evils that try to destroy the forest, made new friends, felt in love, and believed and appreciates on what her father did are all true and real. What a wonderful story, and it’s being carried out in a very good pace and development.

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There are some intense battle scenes between the good and the evil (leafman group with the Boggans group). There are some parts with great laughs (particularly from the slug and the snail). There are some romantic moments as the story progresses (between MK and Nod) but I find their relationship came too short. Much can be explored between their romance, but they appears to have not quite a good ending since MK turned back to normal human size. Overall, everything is kept in balance that makes this film interesting and exciting to watch all along. No parts are boring. Instead, I find the movie is a bit too short. Extra 10 to 15 minutes would be better.

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The visual effects are quite stunning. The voice-over suits very well to each characters in the movie. I have had a great and a relaxing time watching this piece of work. It’s really beautifully crafted for a solid piece of entertainment. It’s a fascinating fairytale-like story to kids, and an impressive adventure-based theme for the adults too. Like I said earlier, many parts are quite hilarious, while some involved serious battles and intense rides. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Epic’ a total of 7.8. Outstanding rating from me. Currently, it’s the best animated feature film this year so far.

(All images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

 

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