Epic in 3D Movie Reviews
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My family is visiting me this week and this film seemed perfect for a whole family to see. We saw it in 3D and I think it was worth the extra cash because the animation is incredible. My family had a pretty good time seeing this film and even though it was not spectacular, I thought it was pretty good. i liked the story and how beautiful the film looked and the kids enjoyed the characters and fun action. The film was pretty generic but I think the writers did a pretty good job with the action scenes. I enjoyed the voice overs and the characters were pretty fun, especially Bomba’s three-legged pet pug. Overall, this film can be enjoyed by a whole family and that is pretty rare these days.
I decided to see this film with my nephew and I did not really like it but he seemed to enjoy it. I know the film was made for children but I think that he filmmakers should understand that adults accompany their kids to the movies and the makers of this film did not really care. THe animation was pretty impressive and seeing it in 3D did add some fun to my experience, however everything else was very generic and kind of boring. There were way too many plot twists and turns and i did not think the film was funny and I did not enjoy the score of the film. I found the film to be derivative but my nephew enjoyed it and that is all I care about in the end.
For the content I rate this movie 4 stars, but I give it an extra fifth star for its 3D effects which are really good and actually supplement the overall effect of the movie.
Epic is one of the better family films you’ll see this year: I’ll even go ahead and make a gander that it’s one of the better films of any genre you’ll see this year. That being said, it just misses the boat on being truly ‘epic’ and will likely fade from your memory a few days after you’ve seen it.
The story begins with a surly teenager named Mary Katherine (she goes by “MK”) whose mother has died. Her father is a crazed scientist whose singular pursuit in life is the uncovering of the magical forest beings he believes reside just beyond the edge of their home. MK rolls her eyes because, well, Daddy is clearly insane.
Except he’s not. And this MK finds out the hard way when she’s shrunk down to the size of grasshopper after a chance encounter with the Queen of Moonhaven (Beyonce Knowles). MK is then suddenly thrust into mortal peril as she battles the baddie Mandrake (Christoph Waltz) who is as wily and cunning as animated villains come. He’s like Scar and Voldemort combined – only much, much smaller.
The story could do with more detail and a tad more deliberate plotting. Still, viewed on its own terms, this is first-rate entertainment and will surely find a lot of takers of all ages at the box office this weekend.
Be nice to know where this is playing over the weekend
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