Parents need to know that Epic is an animated adventure and Part eco-friendly tale and part tiny-creatures story. Epic Movie which was inspired by the characters in William Joyce's children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs is a centers on a teen girl who's magically shrunk into the world of miniscule armed archers called Leafmen who protect the forest from evil.
There's a central good vs. evil theme, as well as a parent vs. adolescent storyline that should appeal to kids, but know that there are definitely battles and even a small body count (mostly due to arrows). The main villain is merciless and believes that it's his mission to destroy the forest and rule over a rotting wasteland.
In addition to the violence, there's a romantic nature to two relationships in the movie, as well as several flirty (and snotty) jokes courtesy of a slug voiced by Aziz Ansari. Expect some insult language ("stupid," "idiot," etc.).
Released by 20th Century Fox and Geo Films, “Epic” stars the voices of: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Beyoncé Knowles, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler.
Produced by Lori Forte and Jerry Davis; Directed by Chris Wedge; Written by James V. Hart, William Joyce, Dan Shere, Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember, based on a story by Mr. Wedge, Mr. Hart and Mr. Joyce, and inspired by Mr. Joyce’s book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”; Music by Danny Elfman. Epic is rated PG: there’s a lot of fighting without the savagery, and spectacular character animation.