Originally we were wanting to watch the film ‘Now You See Me’, but the screening time was too early for its last full show; and it was also good that we didn’t choose ‘After Earth’, but settled for the film ‘Epic’. The film is based on the book ‘The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs’ by William Joyce.
If Filipinos are hooked with ABS-CBN Channel 2’s Pinoy hero Juan dela Cruz, portrayed by Coco Martin, in the film ‘Epic’, its lead character is a young woman named Mary Katherine a.k.a. MK will surely win the moviegoers’ hearts. She returns to her eccentric scientist father’s home. Her father’s all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart and she decided to leave him behind with his ‘world’, he’s been hooked into.
But due to some twist-of-fate, MK soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest. And her adventure begins as she was tasked to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. She was joined by a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, whom she eventually took a liking for. Watching the film was no longer new to me, but what probably hooked me like MK’s father was the curiosity of the life of such tiny people that co-inhabits with us on earth. The plot though is no longer foreign to me since our exposure to Philippine television has given us enough fill–still I get excited because of the execution of scenes and the animation of the characters, too.
What made me love about the story, it was not forced to make Nod and MJ end up together by choosing what world they should be living in together. Even if they were still placed on their respective worlds, they still are connected.
In this film, Colin Farrell’s voice is Ronin, Beyoncé Knowles as Queen Tara, Josh Hutcherson is Nod, and Amanda Seyfried provided MK’s voice. William Joyce collaborated with James V. Hart, Daniel Shere, Tom J. Astle, and Matt Ember for the film’s script; its direction is Chris Wedge.
The movie date with ‘Epic’ was cool. We both enjoyed it. Watch the trailer here.