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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world - and ours.

Starring:
Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Epic

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Beyonce Knowles, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler
Director Chris Wedge
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 6 December 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Beyonce Knowles, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler
Director Chris Wedge
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 6 December 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Beyonce Knowles, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler
Director Chris Wedge
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 6 December 2013
Main languages English

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens on 3 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Epic is a colourful and fun adventure film. It wears its heart on its sleeve and doesn't pretend to be anything else. It won't set the world alight but it will keep families entertained over its slim running time.

The story is a classic good versus evil set up with this particular battle set in a miniature world deep within the forest. The leafmen are in constant battle with their enemies and when they manage to eliminate their queen their world is nearly lost. Cue a clueless normal human girl being shrunk to their size to help save their kingdom.

The set up is wonderful and the little details are a marvel. Everything in this forest looks normal but if you look a little deeper you will see a hive of activity. Plants have tiny faces, birds have tiny saddles to carry their passengers. It is a richly detailed world bought to stunning life through computer animation.

It is a shame the story is so standard. It could have done with a bit more punch, but all in all the characters are good fun with real hissable baddies and good old fashioned heroes. The action is well paced and frequent so there is never a dull moment and it does leaving you thinking that a sequel would be welcome.

A good fun film that doesn't quite meet its epic ambitions but certainly entertains all the same.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Legoman on 26 Dec 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT FILM. GREAT ANIMATION. I'M A PENSIONER & I LOVE THESE KIND OF FILMS. ANOTHER ONE FOR THE COLLECTION.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 8 Oct 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This was recommended to me by my sister, who had watched the movie on the big screen. We decided to share the cost of the blu-ray and it was well worth it. Warning Spoilers - An estranged girl spends time with her scientist father who is convinced there is a microscopically hidden world and he's set up motion cameras to prove it. This world is protected by leafmen, and ruled by a queen of nature, whilst the main villain of the piece is the fantastically dark Mandrake, leader of a species who can rot anything they touch. Soon, the scientist's daughter discovers that not only is her father's theory of a hidden world correct, but also finds herself in a desperate race against time to save it. It is an engrossing story with a very decent soundtrack. Highly recommended.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 May 2013
Format: DVD
This review is based on going to see "Epic" in the cinema with my family.

"Epic" is a beautifully crafted animated family film based on William Joyce's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs (Harper Trophy Books). It is rather like a better execution of the same basic idea as "Arthur and the Invisibles [DVD]" except that in this case the whole film is animated where "Arthur and the invisibles" had the human-size portions played by real actors and the miniature sections animated. The film has a star studded cast providing the voices for figures who are beautifully drawn.

Not everyone will like this: some people will find the story a little twee, others may find it a bit too similar to "Arthur and the Invisibles," but my family really enjoyed it.

The heroine and central character, Mary Katherine (who prefers to be known as MK) is voiced by actress Amanda Seyfried and the queen of the forest, Queen Tara, is voiced by Beyonce Knowles. Both are particularly well voiced and drawn. Christian Kaplan who did the casting for this film obviously picked the cast for their voices rather than just their celebrity value, and they more than justify the choice.

MK is a teenage girl whose mother has recently died. At the start of the film she arrives at the semi-derelict house, on the edge of a forest, where her father, mad scientist Professor Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) lives and studies the fauna of the forest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TheBlackDiamond on 27 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie has got to be one of the best movies I have ever seen!
I don't think there was anything I did not like about it.
The voice acting was amazing, especially Beyonce as Queen Tara. You really connect with this character as soon as you see/hear her. I think I literally went through every human emotion whilst on this epic journey.
I recommend this for people of all ages from baby (the stunning colours will appeal) up to any age.
Would make a great family movie on a drizzly afternoon.
Ignore any negative review and see for yourself the magic that is this movie. And if you do join us in the world of epic, stay for the credits song Beyonce- rise up, which really goes well with the movie and makes you think about your own life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Veronika on 25 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
I didnt really expect anything when I started to watch it. Even tho Im an adult I was captured by the story line and found it exciting! Obviously it was nicely done, beautiful picture and characters. I thought they would go for the love line between the soldier and the queen - and I would have give a 5* if they did. But it is still a nice movie for kids and adults too!
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