Parents' Guide to

Epic Movie

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Raunchy blockbuster spoof is over the top, dumb.

Movie PG-13 2007 86 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 15+

funny, dumb, for 15+

ITS HILARIOUS XD it's not supposed to have good story or be smart or taken seriously.
age 6+

This is underrated

For a good reason I watched this for the first time while I got my 2 kids at the time to play baseball while I watch this EPIC MOVIE hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahiwanttodiehahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahhaahahhaha

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Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (42 ):

This film is inane, and not very likable. With a title like EPIC MOVIE, you'd think this feature-length spoof would be taking aim at, well, epic movies, and the clichés of spectacles like Troy or Gladiator. But Epic Movie -- which was made by some of the people involved in Date Movie and the Scary Movie series -- just goofs on a laundry-list of 2005-2006 theatrical releases and TV shows, both epic and non-epic, all pinned to a framework of Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The whole thing is like a MADtv sketch that escaped the small screen to the big one. What's the point? Basically, just a state-of-the-art ridicule of the most current film fads and crazes -- kind of like the way the New York stage community has fresh editions of a parody called Forbidden Broadway every season or so. But there's not much insight beneath the crass, rapid-fire gags and celebrity (or celebrity impersonator) cameos.

Kids are an easy-to-please crowd for this style of broad send-up, and some bits might make parents laugh too -- when they're not squirming at the prospect of having to explain a sleazy pun like "Jack Swallows." But much of Epic Movie's humor relies on the tiresome fallbacks of sex and drinking, with a few incongruous hip-hop dance numbers thrown in for good measure. Even more of the humor relies on having viewing tastes identical to writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who do takeoffs on everything from the Saturday Night Live digital short "Lazy Sunday" (which itself was partially a Narnia riff) to MySpace.com. Good luck if you're not hip to the last two or three years of popular culture.

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