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Film Review: Epic

A miniature world of creatures with a magical battle on their hands makes the perfect cinema entertaintainment for half-term

Posted: 23 May 2013
by Catherine O'Dolan

An epic voice cast include Beyonce and Colin Farrell in Epic the Movie

SHRINKING DOWN TO a miniscule scale is something of a stock-in-trade in fantasy fiction from The Borrowers and Gulliver’s Travels to Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, leading – as it does – to comic scenarios of teeny folk in a giant world, and repurposing for a whole raft of objects (think acorns shells as hats, and so on). When a disbelieving young teenager Mary Katherine (MK) is dramatically transformed to diminutive dimensions, she finds herself caught up in the magical woodland world her estranged entomologist father had told her all about: “Just because you haven’t seen something doesn’t mean it’s not there,” he warned sagely. This secret universe, hidden at her own very feet, is inhabited by two warring factions: the Leafmen, a noble tribe of protectors of the forest, and the Boggans, led by malicious Mandrake, hellbent on evil destruction. But MK, as the hip teen likes to be known, finds herself in a quandary, moved by the plight of the leafmen, enchanted by the mesmerising natural world around her full of crazy talking snails and giant rodents where her unusual mode of transport is to hop on a bird, but she is also desperate to get back to her full-size life and be reunited with her father (oh, did we mention that her mother has recently passed away, and this was the first time she had seen her father for ages). Based on an original story by William Joyce (who also penned the book series that inspired The Rise Of The Guardians), Epic is an adventure comedy that garners its “epic” status from the sweeping vistas of a fantastical world unlike any other, where fairy-like creatures adorm themselves with leaf armour and petal headgear, with a subtext of the strained but ultimately happy father-daughter relationship between MK and her eccentric dad. There’s also an epic battle between good and evil forces playing out, with some darkly menacing moments that threaten the harmonious world, alongside the usual comic moments that shrunken characters always bring! The strong voice cast includes Amanda Seyfried as MK, Colin Farrell as chief leafman, Ronin, and a rather regal sounding Beyonce as Queen Tara, the beneficent yet ill-fated leader of the good guys, who is so floatily elegant she can even walk on water (well, lilypads).See the Epic movie trailer here

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