Epic Saturday, 04 July 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    Epic visuals.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Christoph Waltz, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Blake Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Josh Hutcherson

  • Directed by:

    Chris Wedge

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)


    In an epic battle sequence, people and creatures (Boggans) are shot with arrows, elbowed, punched, crushed, hit with sticks and branches. Tiny people fall from very high distances. Leaders die in battle. Creatures are punched, prodded, kicked, swallowed. A girl is shrunk, electric-shocked, vaccumed. A mouse's whisker is cut off with a sword. People are shoved, chased, outnumbered, dangle precariously. Smashed glass, swordfights. Blood/gore: Arrow in chest. Dog with a missing limb and a missing eye. Dead turtle mentioned.






    Name-calling, sexism.


    Forestation, conservation, environmentalism, experiments, invention, ceremony, legacy, battle, nature, inter-connectivity, destiny, father-daughter relationships, grief, social media.


    Son dies in battle. Deceased wife/mother, deceased father mentioned. Many birds, dog, butterflies, buzzing insects, fly, dragonflies, snail, slug, frogs, bee, grub, stick insect, moths, mouse, caterpillar, deer, mole, larvae, fireflies, cobweb, bats. Animal fur, feathers, teeth, bones worn. Full moon. High-perspective aerial cinematography. Inspired by The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce.


    Enjoyable, colourful, vibrant, family friendly, sweet. Brisk pace, buoyant score. Great cast and voice work. Eco-friendly message, clean jokes.


    Uninventive, uninspired story and storytelling. Predictable, lacks charm.

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