Epic Movie (Unrated)

20th Century Fox Released 2007


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Jason Friedberg , Aaron Seltzer
Epic Movie is a 2007 feature film directed and written by Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg. It is a continuation of the parody concept of movies, including Date Movie and the Scary Movie series. Epic Movie focuses on making fun of the Chronicles of Narnia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, although there are also references to other films like the Da Vinci Code and Harry Potter as well. The movie features the four Pevensie children of the Narnia books as protagonists. Lucy (Jayma Mays) receives a golden ticket from the museum curator who has been assassinated by an albino monk. Edward (Kal Penn) lives in a Mexican monastery and gets expelled, taking a golden ticket from another monk in the process. Susan (Faune Chambers) gets thrown out of a plane full of snakes and finds a ticket in a celebrity's purse. Lastly, Peter (Adam Campbell) goes to an academy for mutants with supernatural powers, where he also finds a ticket. The four meet up at the deranged Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and the adventure continues from there.moreless

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  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The humor is coarse and occasionally funny. The archly bombastic score, by Edward Sheamur, is the only thing you might call witty. But happily, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard s...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    The real problem with Epic Movie is that while it does a decent job imitating films, it never bothers to make fun of or have fun with them, which is what Friedberg and Seltzer did ...

  • 30

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, big studio Hollywood hitmakers should consider themselves lauded to the max in Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer's Epic Movie, the la...

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Parody & Spoof