EPIC (2013) : REVIEW
May 24, 2013
"Just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it's not there."
There's this 'law' telling that Pixar's animation is the best animation movie in the market, which is mostly true. But, what about Blue Sky Studios? I know that Ice Age has its own fame, holding 4 major blockbuster movies & sequels, but we certainly can't forget about the failure of the very recent Rise of The Guardian. Little surprise added, this very movie also based from the book of the very same author of Rise of The Guardian : William Joyce (The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs). Yes, judge me allright, it's sort of affecting (ehm, lowering) my expectation though I can't deny that I was mesmerized by the trailer (good lord that score!). So, the question is, does EPIC lives up to its braggy name or not?
Mary Katherine a.k.a MK (Amanda Seyfried) just lost her mom and is now voluntarily living with his dad, a quirky botanical professor named Bomba (Jason Sudeikis), whom her mother had abandoned years ago because of his obsession towards his belief. He thinks that there're these forces of tiny creatures living in the woods, battling for bad and good, giving an air or decay throughout the entire woods. He abandons his career and family just to prove its existence. Short story short, while searching his runaway dog, MK then finds herself as a witness of the fallen of Queen Tara (Beyonce Knowles), the queen and the soul of the woods, leaving her as a 2-inch tiny human with a magical sheath as the only key to face the evil of Boggans clan and its woods-domination obsessed leader, Mandrake (Christopher Waltz). With the help of the special forces of the good also known as the Leafman (men, whatever), its leader Ronin (Colin Farell), a rebel Nod (Josh Hutcherson), and two snails (slugs, whatever) Mub (Azis Ansari) and Grub (Chris O'Dowd), MK then fights for her battle in order to help the good and also to back to normal and go home.
ps : sorry for the bad quality pictures, google provides only that