Starring: The Voices of Amanda Seyfried,
Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé
Knowles, Colin Farrell,
Christoph Waltz, Judah
Firedlander, Jason Sudeikis,
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Blue Sky/20th Century Fox/News
Director: Chris Wedge
Executive Producer: James V. Hart, William Joyce
Producer: Jerry Davis, Lori Forte
Writer: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember,
James V. Hart, Daniel Shere
Address Comments To:Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox 2000/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
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As it would happen, MK finds the tiny world, a world where the Leaf people are fighting the Rot people to save nature. The Rot people, led by their evil king, want to destroy all of nature. Every 100 years, at the summer solstice, when there’s a full moon, the queen of nature finds a bud, which turns into the next queen in the ancient temple when the full moon hits it. The Rot people mortally wound the queen, and she hands the bud to MK, and MK becomes a little person.
Now, MK, along with the captain of the queen’s forces, Ronan, and a disobedient young warrior named Nod, have to fight the evil Rot king and save the bud, so that nature will be saved. In the process, MK falls in love with Nod, while her father franticly searches for her.
EPIC has a lot of good qualities. It is fast-paced. There are plenty of laughs and tears. The valiant leaf people show loyalty, honor, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness. All of these traits would suggest a Christian story. However, the story’s setting involves an overtly monistic environment promoting Mother Nature and extolling the “balance of nature.” The good news is that that pagan part of the story is kept very light, so media-wise families can enjoy the movie if they explain the truth before watching to their older children.
Finally, EPIC is a little scary for young children and has two parallel plotlines, which are a little confusing. Therefore, it’s not as good as the previous ICE AGE movies by Blue Sky.
EPIC is fast-paced, with plenty of laughs and tears. The valiant Leaf people show loyalty, honor, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness. These traits would suggest a Christian story. However, the story’s setting involves an overtly monistic worldview promoting Mother Nature. The good news is that this part of the story is kept very light. Finally, EPIC is a little scary for young children and has two parallel plotlines, which is slightly confusing.