Epic Trailer: Otherwise Known As How Fatherhood Has Made A Mess Out Of Me

By TK | Trailers | November 21, 2012 | Comments ()


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So yeah, I'm a dad now and apparently that means that I now look at everything and start thinking about how much fun it would be to watch with my kid. I'm not entirely comfortable with this development, because historically I don't give much of a crap about kids movies and now, strangely, I do, because seriously, that kid laughs and I turn into a pile of goddamn fucking goo. This is strange and disconcerting to me and it kind of makes me want to punch you. Which I now apparently can't do because I have to be a fucking role model and I think we can all agree that that is a goddamn terrifying development and possibly a terrible idea.

Moving on.

In further news about fun looking movies, here's the trailer for Epic, about a teenaged girl who magically becomes quite wee and gets involved in a war for the fate of the forest she lives near. While it's leads, Amanda Seyfried and Josh Hutcherson, are not the most skilled of actors, the supporting cast is terrific, including Christoph Waltz, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Judah Friedlander. Of course, it also features the bizarre musical trifecta of Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler, and Pitbull, but hey. Strangely, I've literally never heard of this movie until I saw the trailer ten minutes ago.

The whole thing is actually quite impressive, visually-speaking, which is no big surprise when you consider that it's directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age). It's got cute coming out of its ass, a plucky and smart female protagonist, and a nice little environmental message. In short, I wish my kid was older so I could take him to see it without feeling like the weird old dude in the theater.

Take a lookie:



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  • Yocean

    The leaf soldiers' armors look like those of Samurai warriors. I love it. About time someone adopted them in beautiful not too dragon warrior flashy shit-mess way.

  • Salad_Is_Murder

    This looks like very pretty, but also looks a lot like a terrible fucking movie.

  • idiosynchronic

    I can't wait to take my 8 year-old Fairy Hollow watchin' daughter to see this.

  • pissant

    God dammit...

    I was watching this and I was thinking, "Interesting. The human characters are a little exaggerated, but not too much. The colors palette seems to be a bit muted, but it still looks vibrant and very interesting. This seems like a different kind of animated movie and I haven't even seen a crazy comedic character with a super-cute/bizarre look voiced by a known...". Then, fucking Aziz Ansari as a slug pullin' mugs. Oh, and look, Christoph Waltz playing an evil dude! I remember he played a deliciously evil dude in that Quentin Tarantino movie! Thank fuck I don't have to sit through a movie where I can't identify any of the voice actors. Heaven forbid I get lost in a movie for a bit.

    Are adults not insulted by this? Has no one every told them, "Look. My kid doesn't know who Christoph Waltz is because I don't let him watch R-rated films. Also, I'm not ashamed for enjoying 'kids' movies so I don't need you to put in recognizable voices and pop-culture references from the 90s. I'm cool with talented voice actors doing their thing.". At least as far as I can tell they didn't make the characters look like the person voicing them. "Hey, guys, just in case you didn't realize that chimp is being voiced by Andy Samberg, we made it look like him, too. No need to thank us.". Get actual voice actors for Christ's sake. This is what Chris Rock was talking about during his Academy Awards kerfuffle last year. They don't hire him to be a voice actor, they just hire him to be Chris Rock.

    Sorry, I had to get that out. I just looked up the cast of Coraline and that shit is chock-full of recognizable names. I still stand behind what I said, even though I know I'm wrong. Happy Xgiving.

  • BWeaves

    And then you have the issue of "famous actors" doing the voices, and then going over to a foreign country for the premier, and they've been dubbed by foreign voice actors, so they're not even IN the damn movie.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Around here, they started to hire well known German actors to dub the parts of well known English speaking actors in animated movies several years ago. Which is odd when you see pictures from the premiere, and both are posing for a picture. You always ask yourself "Why is standing that guy next to Bruce Willis?"

    I wonder if Waltz would be up to do voice work for the same movie twice.

  • JenVegas

    I feel ya on the whole first paragraph here, TK. *fistbump*

  • BiblioGlow

    I dunno, I think he needed to swear more in the first paragraph.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I smell a kids correspondent. Keep it up and you could be covering the next Teen Choice Awards from the red carpet.

    Oh god what I wouldn't give to see drunk and angry T.K. talking shit to One Direction on live tv.

  • Drake

    So this is what happens when Ferngully and Avatar have a baby.

  • PDamian

    I recently went to see Wreck-It Ralph by myself, and I can tell you this: the only way you'll feel like the weird old dude in the movie theatre is if you don't have a kid with you. Kids were swarming all over the place, but so were their parents and older family members. I sat behind a man and woman and their multitudinous progeny (no idea if they were all theirs or theirs plus friends), and both of them turned around every so often to give me the stinkeye and make sure I wasn't absconding with a kid or two. So don't worry -- your sprog will be the ultimate movie-going foil, and no-one will think you're weird.

  • troublesometots

    I can tell you have a baby because you're still struggling to feel comfortable in your new Dad shoes. But trust me this is just the beginning. Fast forward 5 years and you'll be running around the birthday party wearing an Angry Bird costume while your kid and his friends pelt you with beanbags and you won't even pause to wonder how the hell you got into this position.

    Welcome to the club muchacho.

  • Mrs. Julien

    And all the "devices" in his basement will have protective bumpers on them.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I'll take the dads like you guys anyday over the dads who, after 9years, are still "too cool" to wear pajamas to the Polar Express or sing a goofy song in the middle of Friendly's.

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