Written May 26, 2013
This was definitely worth seeing in the theater! I don't usually go to out to see a movie twice but for this one I would not hesitate to see again. It flowed really well and had an engaging but not too complicated storyline. The kids (the ones I brought, ages 5-10) really liked the characters and there was just enough humor and action to keep them entertained throughout the duration of the movie.
Written May 29, 2013
I liked Epic it was cute, but the 3 year old I was with told me it was boring and took a nap for the majority of the movie. So it may not capture and keep the attention of small kids.
Written June 02, 2013
I took my 5 year old granddaughter and though I really liked it, I'm not so sure she did. When she told her parents what happened in the film, she didn't recap any of the "fun" stuff, only the "bad" stuff.
The positive about the film is that there are some fun characters that the little ones will like and the story line is complex enough for an adult to want to watch.
The cons: The story line is a little dark in places. My granddaughter was a little taken aback by one death in particular as the film doesn't hint at death, they actually show it. The movie is getting a lot of comparisons to Fern Gully but I think that is not accurate. The tone of the film reminded me more of The Secret of Nymh, the first American Tale, or some of the other Don Bluth animated movies. Every kid is different but had I known I would be talking about animal skins and death in the car ride home, I may have skipped this movie.
Written May 28, 2013
I was not sure if this would be adventurous enough for my kids (5, 7 & 11) to stay focussed. But they enjoyed it very much. My husband & I also enjoyed it.
Written June 12, 2013
I ended up seeing the movie twice. The first time I took my 12 year old (girl) and 4 year old (boy). The second time I took my 6 year old (girl). My 12 year old enjoyed the movie, but thought Beyonce's voice was all wrong for the part (I agree). The movie started off slow so my 4 year old was restless until the second half. My six year old said she loved the movie, but I had to ask her a few times was she awake because she appeared to be going to sleep. We saw the movie in 2D and I could tell which parts would have been enhanced for 3D, so I don't feel like we lost anything there. Loved Colin Ferrell & Christoph Walt's voice in the movie and the visual was pretty amazing. Overall I agree with many of the other reviewers, wait for it to come out on Redbox.