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.
|Left: Denise Albert, Center: Pitbull, Right: Melissa Musen Gerstein|
|Beyoncé Knowles (Voice of 'Queen Tara')|
|Colin Farrell (Voice of 'General Ronin')|
|Josh Hutcherson (Voice of 'Nod')|
|Christoph Waltz (Voice of 'Mandrake')|
|Amanda Seyfried (Voice of Mary Katherine 'MK')|
|Armando Pérez aka Pitbull (Voice of the frog 'Bufo')|
|Steven Tyler (Voice of 'Nim Galuu')|
|Aziz Ansari (Voice of 'Mub')|
|Chris O'Dowd (Voice of 'Grub')|
Epic is definitely family friendly fun that offers laughs for both the little ones and the adults! Often times a movie will have what I call a 'scene stealer' and in this movie Aziz Ansari, the voice of 'Mub' steals every scene he is in! Mub and Grub were lovable, cute and provide quite a few of the laugh out loud moments in the movie. Beyoncé is a warm Queen Tara and Pitbull is a believable Frog, and Jason Sudeikis delivers as the clueless Dad that was so tapped into his 'work' that he was missing what was right under his nose.
It's a great reminder for parents to spend more time living than just 'making a living'.
|Left: Denise Albert, Center: Pitbull, Right: Melissa Musen Gerstein - Pitbull reminded the young ones in the audience the importance of heeding the advice of their mothers!|
I have to apologize for the grainy photos, but for some reason unknown to anyone else who arrived almost 1 hour and a half before start time like I did, we were forced to move super far back, and vacate great seats only to have late comers take our seats. Because the theater wanted the seating filled from back to front upon arrival, so as far as the theater goes AMC 25, in midtown they were an epic fail, but the movie was a definite 'Ticket'. Seeing as how my online persona is 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' I was hoping to get a picture with Pitbull, but from my nosebleeds that didn't happen......hopefully I will get the chance to meet him person someday and get my photo opp!