The EPIC The Movie was a great story. The kids (from smallest to oldest) all loved it, and of course the adults did too. The characters were very well developed, and the story-line itself was relateable.
Without giving too much of the movie away, EPIC The Movie is a 3D CG movie created by the same people that brought us Ice Age and Rio. It’s a story of a girl (MK) who finds herself in the midst of a secret magical forest filled with miniature people. There’s a group that wants to destroy the forest, and MK, along with her new friends Mub (a snail), Grub (a slug), and Nod (a young leafman warrior) work together and are prepared to battle in order to save their world. This movie has it all, comedy, drama, suspense, action, and even a few sad parts.
One of my favorite lines from the story is, “We are all leaves from the same tree.” Meaning even though we are all individuals and no two of us are alike, we still are connected to one another – sometimes for reasons unknown. Once you continue through your journey, most times the answers will come to you of what brought you there in the first place. I love the message in that, and have found it to be true many times in my own life. Although the story and dialogue does make the movie a bit more suited for those older kids, it still kept my two and four year old’s attention with the beautiful colors, lively characters, and plenty of action.
I would definitely recommend this to families as a great movie to see together, and afterwards discuss the meaning behind the movie and what messages your children received from it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, and maybe even prepare a quick and easy meal beforehand that’s healthy and filling, courtesy of Tyson Chicken Nuggets and Del Monte Green Beans!