Written June 04, 2013
Not what I expected! My 3 year old grandson lost interest early and my 5 year grandson told me " I want to get out of here" (shortly after he finished his popcorn and candy)!
A little long.
Written May 28, 2013
Yes. Go see it. It was good. My kids liked it, and as an adult who is usually board through movies marketed to kids, it was alright. Much better than sitting through 1.5 hours of Winnie the Pooh.
Written August 21, 2014
I'm not much of a moviegoer -- I'm much more the homebody who rents from Redbox. I definitely don't usually shell out big bucks to sit through kiddie movies. But when my daughter was unable to go to Six Flags this past weekend with her brothers due to a scheduling conflict, I had to find a comparable "girls day" activity to keep her from major meltdown. My daughter-in-law suggested we catch a movie and the rest is history.
As far as kiddie movies goes, Epic was very entertaining. There was a well-thought-out plot and subplot (no spoilers from me!), and the animation was visually pleasing. There were enough action scenes to hold my interest and inferences that an adult would pick up on to keep me snickering throughout the flick. It may be a bit on the "kiddie chick flick" side for the boys, but again, there was plenty of action (read: fight scenes) to hold their interest as well. I have to say I enjoyed my girls' day with my little girl, who's a bit of a character herself.
Written May 27, 2013
I try and keep my kids' standards very high in the high volume production environment that is movies today. So while the storyline as outlined by the dialog was very cut and dry, the visuals and the relatability were still good. The direction was clean but not visionary like I expected. The casting was a bit unusual, but adequate. There were cute moments that kept us all smiling without being gushing or slapstick.
As a family film, it makes it into the 4 star range.
Written July 31, 2014
Epic is EPIC. The story was EPIC, the voice cast was EPIC, the animation was EPIC and the humor was EPIC. Epic is definitely an EPIC move for everybody to see.