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EPIC Amanda Seyfried

The Cartoon-o-Tron 9000 sparks to life and cranks out “Epic,” a feature filled with so many derivative ideas and formulaic events, it’s difficult to assess what’s actually novel about the picture. From the production team that brought the world the “Ice Age” series and “Robots,” “Epic” has its eye on a blockbuster plan of engagement, hoping to wow its audience with an expansive fantasy world populated with miniature heroes and villains. What’s missing here is a personality of its own, with director Chris Wedge more attentive to marketing needs and CG-animated minutiae than supporting an engaging story. It’s a mechanical, halfhearted effort, and while it’s lovely to look at, there’s little to the movie that lives up to its lofty title. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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