A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Epic Fail is one of several mobile apps to post an ongoing slideshow of "fail pics." Fail pics can be defined as photos of mistakes -- whether spelling errors on signs, poorly dressed people, ridiculous comments on Internet message boards, people falling and getting hurt, vehicular accidents, or any other kind of event that shows a lapse of judgment. Often these photos contain sexual jokes or innuendo (occasionally some nudity). And while many may be humorous, just as many feel cruel in nature. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.
Is it any good?
Some of the photos you'll find on EPIC FAIL will give you a good laugh -- bizarre signs, badly worded newspaper headlines, etc. Others just seem like bullying jokes against unwitting people, such as the many, many pictures of overweight people with nothing inherently strange about them. There's also a "should I laugh or should I be concerned" feel with many of the pics of vehicular accidents, like a truck on its side or a plane that slid off the runway. Will you like Epic Fail? Depends on what you like to laugh at.