Film review: Epic

Dir. Chris Wedge. Voices Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, 102mins

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In the frantic new digital animation from Blue Sky studios, which also produced Ice Age and Rio, an American teenager is miniaturised and becomes involved in an age-old battle for the life of a forest waged between the "Leafmen" – warriors small enough to ride on the backs of kingfishers – and the goblin-like "Boggans".

The animators have outdone themselves and every frame is alive with lush verdancy, even if the story is pretty boggan-standard.