“My dad always told me stories about a hidden world where brave warriors watch over and protect us. If you look closely into nature you will see a hidden struggle going on. Life is constantly up against decay. If you can’t see it, look closer”… “You just can’t stop the rot”.
This is where our EPIC journey begins, in nature! We meet the Leaf Men, the protectors of the forest and their secret world of advanced knowledge and wisdom. It is a rare human being who catches a glimpse into this other dimension that co-exists with our world, right here, right now!
Based on the book “The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs” by William Joyce, this computer generated animation takes us on an adventure of discovery and big picture insights through the eyes of young Mary Katherine, ‘MK’ (voice of Amanda Seyfried) who, in reluctantly visiting her father, opens herself up to learning more about herself and the world than she could ever have imagined.
“Just because you haven’t seen something, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.”
Children’s movies often speak through mythology and symbolism and ‘Epic’ is no exception, exquisitely displaying the true beauty and glory of nature and the utmost importance of the role she plays.
In this exceptionally well-crafted movie we experience the battle, confusion and victory of life’s work and the extraordinary rewards of finding one’s true purpose. This delightful film investigates nature and the need to cooperate and co-exist in harmony, to ensure life’s continued existence. “We are separate but we are all connected. Many leaves, one tree.”
With the voices of Beyonce Knowles as Queen Tara and Colin Farrell as Ronin, we are transported to a place where the rituals and ceremony of young love speak volumes. “You’re here for a reason. Sometimes the connections aren’t clear, but they’re always there.”
I invite you to take yourself on an Epic journey into the depths of your own inner nature as you explore this movie of great substance.
© Patricia Herreen 2013