As the seemingly most PR friendly adjective in modern times, the word “epic” gets thrown around a lot. And by a lot, I mean that my cereal box this morning exclaimed the healthy goodness inside was EPIC!
Thus, when I saw the phrase, inevitably, being slapped onto the title of an upcoming animated family film, I understandably remained a bit skeptical. How truly epic can a movie be when its trailer’s greatest selling point is a parade of celebrities? Topping off the list with a coveted “and Beyoncé Knowles” couldn’t help either. How truly bizarre that so much effort was put into making this look like a run-of-the-mill animated comedy, when in fact it is so much more: a pleasing entertainment for the whole family.