Saturday 1 June 2013

What I learnt from Epic

Linking up with the Lounge with an archive piece with the key word EPIC because the amount of work I have to do is epic and the amount of time is short.

I was lucky enough to head out to the Digital Parents Collective and Natural Cordial Company screening of Epic in 3D. I'd like to say a big thank you as it saved my sanity on this wet & miserable morning. My review of the film is here, but this is what I learnt from the film:

1. I think I might be in love with Cristoph Waltz. Even as an animated baddie, I just kept hoping he'd be in the next scene. He truly is a delightful presence.

2. I loved all the accents - Colin Farrall, Pitbull, Chris O'Dowd and others were allowed to talk in their native lilts, instead of that homogenised American film voice. It was nice for a change, and very appropriate, given the theme of the film. I think more films should consider this.

3. Aziz Ansari is HILARIOUS, and while American, his distinctive voice made his less picturesque character so appealing (and possibly everyone's favourite!).

4. I loved that the 2 main females weren't token damsels in distress - nice to see some females that don't need to be pretty fairies or princesses...(yes, I have a daughter).

5.You're here for a reason. Sometimes the connections aren't clear, but they're always there.

6.You have to catch it in the moment, while it's happening, otherwise you miss a chance and it's gone forever.

7.If you don't win a prize, my kids are not above crawling under seats to see if anyone missed a ticket. (see #6 - lesson already learned! Well done.)

8. Balloons and Cordial take home gift bag is exciting enough to make not winning prize forgotten.

9. I will still laugh louder than anyone at that old chestnut "Ugly says what?" Apparently never grows old for me.

10. I will never look at slugs and snails the same again.


  1. Maybe we will have to get this out when it comes out on DVD - sounds like it could be worth a watch.
    Have the best week !

  2. I haven't seen Epic yet. We failed miserably at trying to get to this same event in Melbourne. That is another Epic story.

  3. Must admit I still haven't seen this one (which is weird, considering how many kids' movies we HAVE seen). Sounds like it's worth a look.

  4. Haven't seen it yet - love the review! Thanks!