Epic isn’t a movie with a unique plot. You will say you’ve heard this story before and that the ending is predictable. Unlike some of the huge kids movies, the actors aren’t A list, but the parts are well voiced all the same (I was particularly amazed at Steven Tyler’s voice over part!).
However, what this movie does have is heart and style.
This is a movie where computer graphics really shine. This movie was absolutely gorgeous! The 3D effects act almost as another actor, truly transporting you into this world and really adding to the effect. It’s a fun movie where even with the struggles of life and death and nature, you still feel great.
Very small kids might be frightened (think evil Disney fairy tale villains) but if they can handle most Disney fairy tale plots, they can handle this. There’s some humor to lighten up the bad guys and very likable funny heroes along with a ton of action!
The basic plot is that a teenager, who’s lost her mother, tries to reconnect with her “crazy” father and 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 characters in order to save their world — and ours.