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EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours. -- (C) Fox
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"Although the basic story is too juvenile and simplistic to entertain anyone with an age in the double-digit range, the themes and underlying ideas are too complicated to capture the attention of someone younger."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A 3D eco-fantasy whose mantra-like insistence that we're all connected by nature is one of the main things that underscores the abject insincerity of the sentiment as the movie articulates it, "Epic" is very nearly epic in its stifling mediocrity."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"The story is pretty routine, but it's the vivid colors and sense of excitement that comes with the crisp animation that makes it really work."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"However closely you look, "Epic" is epically gorgeous in its art design and animation."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Though the story may be slight, the film is stacked with brilliantly colourful characters, a fabulous voice cast and simply spectacular animation."
‑ Alice Tynan, The Vine
"Director Chris Wedge falls into the common animator's trap of making the "human" characters a lot duller than the nonhuman creepy-crawlies."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Anyone over the age of 7 or so - not to mention their accompanying adults - isn't going to find too much here to truly engage them, let alone linger past the final fade out."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Boasts sometimes photorealistic animation and some cool concepts (the heroic 'Leafmen' ride hummingbirds like horses), but it's grounded by the cliche aspects of everything else."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Boasts plenty of thrills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren't always in balance."
‑ James Croot, Flicks.co.nz
"Sure there's not much original here ... but it's well done, and that can't always be expected. Like a dandelion thistle, Epic is light and fluffy and quickly lost in the breeze."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"With its array of goofy sidekicks (Aziz Ansari as a slug almost runs away with the whole picture) and carefully crafted relationships, Epic certainly manages to tell a compelling tale."
‑ Zachary Wigon, Village Voice
"Children may enjoy it, but even they will be able to see all the boxes it systematically ticks."
‑ Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
"The story has a nice combination of reconciliation, drama and humor. There are some very funny jokes and pratfalls in the film. The kids in the audience laughed at the jokes aimed at them, but this film works for adults too."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"An absolute delight from start to finish, Epic features an award-worthy sequence where giant figures in extreme close-up move in slow motion as the tiny heroes scatter about. There's a freshness and originality to it that we see all-too-rarely."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"A fantasy forest is a fabulous setting for animation; it is filled with all shapes and sizes and colours of flowers and animals ... Sweet and funny and sometimes exciting, Epic is a cleverly made visual delight, certain to keep younger kids entertained"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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