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Epic (2013)

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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 of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

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Chris Wedge

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James V. Hart (screenplay), William Joyce (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Anderson ... Dagda (voice)
Aziz Ansari ... Mub (voice)
Allison Bills ... Dandelion Jinn (voice)
Jim Conroy ... Race Announcer / Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Cummings Todd Cummings ... Fruit Fly (Old) (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Pinecone Jinn (voice)
Troy Evans ... Thistle Jinn (voice)
Colin Farrell ... Ronin (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Bufo's Goon (voice)
Judah Friedlander ... Taxi Driver (voice)
Helen Hong ... Thistle Lady (voice)
Josh Hutcherson ... Nod (voice)
Kelly Keaton ... Berry Lady (voice)
Emma Kenney ... Marigold Girl (voice)
Kyle Kinane ... Biker Dude (voice)
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Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,531,068, 26 May 2013

Gross USA:

$107,518,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,426,634
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The song "Rise Up" is performed and co-written by Beyoncé, who provides the voice of Queen Tara. See more »

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Ronin: If our world dies, your world will die too.
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The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »


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Written by Deborah Talan and Steve Tannen
Performed by The Weepies with Brad Gordon
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions, Ltd
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Not quite... epic.
3 July 2013 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

When you're vying for a slice of the kiddie-dominated box office and your competition is a couple of sequels/prequels with established (and popular) characters, having a moniker as suggestive as Epic is a great way to improve brand awareness. The downside is you instantly set the expectations level quite high, and anything less than, erm, epic, seems like a missed opportunity. Beautifully designed and action-packed, this motion picture from the creators of the Ice Age franchise boasts impressive visuals and exciting set pieces – ultimately creating a tiny forest world that is endlessly inventive and always fun to watch – yet struggles to make an impact where it truly matters: with the story. This environmentally-focused tale is at times too morally forceful and employs blatant cop outs to wrap up its various strands of plot, whilst the main group of players are unoriginal and overly reliant on stereotypical characteristics. The voice cast – including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler and Beyonce Knowles – are all fine without being memorable, with Christoph Waltz's irreprehensible villain and Aziz Ansari and Chris O'Dowd's crowd-pleasingly hilarious slug/snail combo proving to be the standouts. Epic is a solid family film and has enough to warrant a visit to the cinema during the school break, but sadly it never lives up to its title.


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