A Fun Family Adventure
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 06/14/13
When a movies title is literally Epic, It had better deliver on the promise that title implies.
Epic works fine as an animated action/adventure film (a horribly maligned genre in my opinion,) but it never becomes as epic as its title promises. It keeps hinting at scale, it keeps implying that we are going to see something awe striking, but the third act is a little bit of an anticlimax. It’s a tiny bit disappointing.
Other then that small complaint the movie works well. The story steals a bit from movies like Ferngully and Aladdin, but it still provides plenty of original material to compensate. The world of the little elf-like creatures is really creative. The details look really nice, and the creatures interesting (even if they’re a little confusing sometimes.) It all works surprisingly well.
This one is definitely worth checking out. The movie may not be as “epic” the title implies, but that’s only a small bump in the road. It’s an entertaining adventure story filled with fun creatures and likable characters, best “children’s” movie I’ve seen so far this year.