Epic [DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 1387381
  • Release Date: 08/20/2013
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (792 out of 807)

Special Features


  • Birds, bugs and slugs: forest explorer
  • Bugs of camouflage
  • Rot rocks
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Epic
A teenage girl finds herself transported to a secret universe where she must join forces with a team of whimsical creatures to battle the forces of evil that are trying to destroy their world in this adventure comedy based on author William Joyce's illustrated children's book The Leaf Men. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Beyoncé Knowles
    Beyoncé Knowles - Queen Tara
  • Colin Farrell
    Colin Farrell - Ronin
  • Josh Hutcherson
    Josh Hutcherson - Nod
  • Amanda Seyfried
    Amanda Seyfried - M.K.
  • Christoph Waltz
    Christoph Waltz - Mandrake



Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Haven't I seen this one before?

    Posted
    JakeInLivnColor
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    Poor Blue Sky. Trying to roll with Pixar and Dreamworks and all I can say is, its very cute but they don't try too hard to be as good as their films. Ice Age was cute, but Robots, Ice Age 2-4, Rio 1 & 2 being fairly lackluster with my only favorite being Horton Hears a Who out of all those films. I thought that they have changed when they released Epic in theaters, but then I watched it. I liked it, thought it looked nice enough, some nice animation but then a growing sense of familiarity struck me. It kept growing and growing then I said, "This is Fern Gully!". It literally is, a shrunken hero (Gender reversed though with the girl being shrunken this time), forest setting, ecological based plot, animal friends and a good cast. Only difference is this is CG animation compared to 2D cel animation. Other than that, its an okay film, and only recommended for animation film fans or kids. The PQ is rather nice, going from digital format to digital format, retaining the detail and sharpness the film has, only in DVD format. The AQ is equally nice, but yet again, rendered down to DVD scale, but still active and lively. The extras are fairly mediocre with a few kid-based extras and a trailer rounding out the extras. Only buy if you want a modern day Fern Gully and if its $5-$10 and only then on 3D or 2D Blu Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kids loved this movie...and so did I

    Posted
    QualityConsumer
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    This movie takes us into the magical world of a shrinking kid, a nutty professor dad, and an insect view of a hidden world. The leading lady, M.K. finds herself magically shrunk to insect size where she meets a host of fanciful characters that are human, bugs, birds and well you'll have to find out. The movie is a tale of good versus evil, life and destruction of the natural world. the cast is a star studded cast of comedians, actors, and familiar pop singers. This movie is filled with laughs, spills, thrills, and the grandeur of CGI animation. the 3D version has a few nice pop out sequences that my kids enjoyed. the most important story that I liked was the ultmate conction the father and daughter were able to form by the end of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute and entertaining movie

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    PeeDeeCue
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    The plot line and story are so well done that it is easy to forget that your are watching a cartoon movie instead of live action. It is important to have contrasting characters for good and bad to play off of each other, and this movie does a very good job of elevating both the good and the bad without sacrificing either side's story line. The DVD extras were a bit simplistic, but it is only a cartoon. I wish that it did have more features - I'm just not sure what I would recommend to see more of in the Extras. The DVD case itself is a bit flimsy, and bends while trying to remove the DVD from the case. Both complaints are very minor and really do not take anything away from my decision to purchase this movie, or the enjoyment of watching it. Overall - I really did enjoy the movie, and feel that you should add this one to your library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    BEAUTIFUL COMPUTER GRAPHICS

    Posted
    sacredheart0189
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    THE COMPUTER GRAPHICS & /OR ANIMATION CINEMATOGRAPHY IS AWESOME, BUT THE PLOT IS SO PREDICTABLE, COMMON LIKE AN ORDINARY DISNEY/FAIRY TALE STORY-MOVIE; THE VALUE OF GOING BACK TO NATURE & START SMELLING THE ROSES CANNOT BE IGNORED IN THIS FILM; THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT & THE PRESERVATION OF OUR DWINDLING FORESTS IS APPRECIATED HERE; ALTHOUGH IT COULD HAVE DONE MORE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUNG MINDS & HEARTS WATCH THIS MOVE. IT IS THROUGH THE POWER OFANIMATION THAT SUCH VALUES SHOULD BE ENRICHED SO THAT OUR CHILDREN COULD BUILD & PRESERVE GREEN COMMUNITIES & CULTIVATE A MORE HEALTHY EARTH; NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A SIMPLE FLM LIKE THIS IS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great animated movie for kids and adults alike.

    Posted
    jalka
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    My partner and her daughter saw this movie last summer while I had to work, so we bought this for my daughter who was turning 5 years old this year. I think as a whole it might have been a little young for her but both me and my partner and her teenager enjoyed this movie. I thought the animation was spot on and that the story line fit well with the visual stimulation. While the story line was a typical good/evil archetype, it was presented very well here with the message that family comes first and that staying loyal to that family will win the day. Very entertaining and much better in my opinion that last year's blockbuster, Frozen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    3D has horizontal bands

    Posted
    Alex
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    I got a number of 3D movies and they all work, execpt for EPIC 3D. The movie has 5 horizontal bands that appear on the screen and stay throughout the movie. There is some block structure within the bands and they do switch colours and shading. I came to the Owings Mills location and they were kind enough to do an exchange with another EPIC 3D. The same problem is happening on this as well. This problem is not happening on any of the other 3D movies. Does anyone have any advice?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great animation movie for kids and adults!

    Posted
    DashBrandar
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    Terrific addition to the genre of 'kids getting shrunk and entering a world of small people'. The animation is terrific, and it's not a bad story so both kids and adults will enjoy it. It does deal with the death of a parent right off the bat, and the bad guys are a little scary as well - so it might not be ideal for smaller children that are sensitive to that stuff. Otherwise, I enjoyed it enough after renting it to go and buy it and will watch it with my kids when they get a bit older!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie for the kids

    Posted
    ValM
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    This was a cute movie for family movie night. The graphics were great and the characters well acted. The storyline was a little tired (think Ant Bully, The Borrowers) but it was just different enough to keep us watching. The younger the kiddos, the more enjoyable it would be. My 11 year old got a few laughs out of it and he's a hardcore mature rating video gamer so it must have some appeal.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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