"Epic" Movie Review
By Role Mommy Writer, Danielle Feigenbaum
I don't know about where you live, but the weather on the east coast isn't looking so good for the start of Memorial Day Weekend. Well I have the perfect activity for you (and if it's really hot where you live you will need to escape to the air conditioning)... grab the kids and run to see the movie Epic opening nationwide May 24th.
Having brought to life one of the most beloved and successful animated motion
picture franchises, Ice Age, director Chris Wedge and his teams at Blue Sky Studios (of
which Wedge is a co-founder) achieve new heights of realism, action, adventure and
detail, with EPIC.
"We experience the world of EPIC through the eyes of Mary Katherine (she
prefers M.K.), a smart, spirited and headstrong 17-year-old who finds herself on the
journey of a lifetime. After returning to her childhood home to connect with her
estranged father, Professor Bomba, M.K. loses patience with his endless stories of unseen
people who live in the woods. But when she is magically transported into the Leafmen's
world, she gains a new perspective. To find her way home, M.K. must do more than
believe in this world; she'll have to help save it."
All the characters in the film are amazing, but my two favorites are Mub and Grub, a slug and snail portrayed by Aziz Ansari and Chris O'Dowd. They were absolutely hilarious. Mub the slug had a thing for M.K. "Mub and Grub dream big," says the star of the acclaimed sitcom Parks and Recreation. Mub's big - if not impossible - dream comes in his relentless wooing of M.K, an attraction he believes is mutual. "Mub feels that M.K.'s connection to him is undeniable; it's a done deal," says Ansari. "Which is kind of strange because he's not
even a human being, so there's that barrier."
I have to be honest, my kids don't usually like 3D movies but we all LOVED seeing this movie in 3D! The visuals were unbelievably gorgeous. You become a part of the magical forest adventure. They used a new technology that has been in development for 25 years! The message in the movie is wonderful too. Can you tell I really loved this movie?
EPIC features an incredible cast including: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, COLIN FARRELL AMANDA SEYFRIED, AZIZ ANSARI, PITBULL, STEVEN TYLER, JOSH HUTCHERSON, CHRIS O'DOWD, CHRISTOPH WALTZ and JASON SUDEIKIS.
Click HERE and take a look for yourself!