Friday, May 24, 2013

Epic (2013) Movie Review

A girl by the name of Mary Katherine or better known as MK, tries to reacquaint with her estranged father who's obsessed in finding evidence and proof that tiny warriors that live in the forest and protect it exists which resulted in him leaving his job to pursue this and his wife leaving him.

Upon her arrival, she finds that nothing is changed, he's still obsessed with his pursuit in proving that tiny warriors exists and is the only main part in his life. He has a pet dog name Ozzie who's still alive with 3 legs. After a day of neglect from her dad, MK decided to leave and thinks that it's hopeless to try and snap her dad out of it. She pastes a note on his computer screen to tell of her departure but upon leaving, the dog Ozzie runs out of the house and into the woods. This cause MK to try and find Ozzie back.

Meanwhile in the forest, a ceremony was taking place where the queen of the forest, Queen Tara was finding a new pod in order to transfer her powers to a pod for a new heir to the throne. Her powers are to command nature at her will and to make nature grow in any surroundings. The keeper of the pods are a slug and a snail named Mub and Grub. Only they are the ones that know how to keep pods alive. During the full moon, under it's light, the pod will bloom and the new heir will then possess the power of Queen Tara and will be the successor to the throne and the protector of the forest. But the ceremony was interrupted after the Queen has chosen the pod as they were ambushed by the Boggans.

The Boggans are the ones who want to ruin the forest with death and decay. They succeeded in killing the queen but just then, MK was at that location. The chosen pod with it's glow had caught her eye and she catch hold of it. This shrunk her into a tiny size and speed her up considerably just like most of the forests living things. She soon found out that her father was right all along and there do exist tiny warriors who are called Leafmen that keep the forest from being destroyed by the Boggans.

Now with the queen dead and with her in the possession of the chosen pod, she was asked by the queen with her dying breath to take it to Nim Galuu, the keeper of the scrolls that writes down every detail that happens in the forest to know what to do next. MK had no choice but to help out so that she can find out how she can return back as her normal size again.

This CGI-centric film is surprisingly quite nice although I hated their trailer. Decent storyline, some good voice-over cast that includes Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler and Pitbull. I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.


Henry Lee said...

i like the trailer...waiting for cathay to open up 3D version for this :)

Isaac Tan said...

now where can i get this movie into my iphone to watch.. huhu

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Oh, 3D's not out yet? Hmmm

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

I don't know. LOL