‘Epic’ is No Epic, Though a Fun CG Action-Adventure Comedy.

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A scene from ‘Epic
It’s been said that you don’t judge a book by its cover. In the case of Epic, the 20th Century Fox‘s 3D toon flick from Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios, don’t judge a movie by its title.
Epic is far from an epic, despite its grand-sounding title. For starters, the animated movie is not based onThe Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Only theLeaf Men characters are inspired by William Joyce’s book, which introduced the Samurai-like warriors.
Touted as “wholly original,” Epic borrows elements from other CG films, such as The Secret World of ArriettyAntz and A Bug’s Life. Like Pixar’s Brave, it features a female heroine.
But this doesn’t mean the movie is an epic failure. Besides its gorgeous animation, Epic is fun and family friendly, for the most…

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