Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Many leaves, one tree We're all individuals but connected
This is a simple story of good vs bad, equilibrium in nature with themes of community, responsibility and finding one's role in the society. It's a children's film and I think if you watch with that in mind, you'll enjoy it immensely.
Visually, it's very pretty, set in the woods, with a close up on nature. It has some good 3D chase scenes - arrows fly, birds swoop and lots of plummeting that 3D enhances.
The cast is great - actors (and singers) were allowed to use their native lilts, so the film has accented variations, giving an interesting aural texture that replicates real life, rather than that hideous homogenised American film voice.
Christoph Waltz and Aziz Ansari stand out, as the most enjoyable characters to watch, stealing every scene they're in. For parents of girls, I thought it was great to see two female characters that actually could look after themselves, or help...and not just look pretty.
I thought it was funny, and was entertained for the 100 minutes. The kids liked it, and weren't too scared by the forces of evil and dark images. Overall I think it's a fun film, aimed at a young audience, and good family entertainment. I will never look at slugs in the same way ever again.
Just in time for the school holidays, Epic in 3D will be in cinemas from the 27th June 2013.