My wife is an awesome hair stylist and so she usually works on Saturdays. That means me and the boys usually have Saturdays to have fun (barring a ward movie or service project). This Saturday we went to see Epic! I was a bit nervous after my experience with Wreck-It Ralph, but it was a real great time!
In Epic a teenager named Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfriend) finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world, and ours.
I was a bit hesitant at first since I wasn’t a big fan of Ice Age, and Blue Sky doesn’t have a lot of experience with animating humans. I was pleasantly surprised. The world Blue Sky has created is intricately detailed and immensely beautiful because of it. The animations of Mary Katherine are fluid and her idiosyncratic movements capture the essence of an unsure teenager in a new world perfectly.
Check out my favorite trailer of the movie. I love Owl City so it was an easy choice. But there are some great jokes too.