Movie makes my top 20 list

“Epic” probably made it into my top 20 for cutest animated movies. The characters were endearing, the storyline was cute and the animation was good. One cannot beat a story with a good mix of adventure, fantasy, romance and humor.

Lead character Mary Katherine thinks her father is crazy until she gets shrunk by magic and discovers that the civilization of miniature Alisa-Boswellwebpeople he’s told her about are real.

She travels through the forest with her rag-tag group that includes a snail, slug and two of the forest leaf men. The group fights off the evil Boggans as they try to protect a magical flower pod that is the key to saving the forest.

I’m a true fantasy nerd and love anything with humor, so the story is right up my alley.

My favorite character, by far, is the snail, Mub, who travels along with crew of misfits. He has some of the best lines in the movie with my particular favorite being “You think she’d want you? Look at yourself. Oh that’s right, you can’t, because your eyeballs are stuck all the way inside your head. What’s wrong flat face? Are you gonna cry? You want me to call your flat-face mommy?”


Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.

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