Epic Movie

January 26th, 2007

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Epic Movie

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A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 2.2/10 (60,532 voted)

Critic's Score: 17/100

Director: Jason Friedberg

Stars: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard

Four troubled orphans from four separate movie scenario's who are bound together in a wacky chocolate factory after receiving golden tickets to go on an 'epic adventure.' After they escape from the clutches of a very scary Willy Wonka they discover the magical world of 'Gnarnia' through an enchanted wardrobe. There they must seek the help of a randy lion, a hoard of mutants from the x academy, students of witchcraft and wizardry, funky swash-buckling pirates and a mischievous beaver to defeat the evil white bitch!

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

Kal Penn - Edward
Adam Campbell - Peter Pervertsky
Jennifer Coolidge - White Bitch
Jayma Mays - Lucy
Faune A. Chambers - Susan Pervertsky (as Faune Chambers)
Crispin Glover - Willy Wonka
Tony Cox - Bink
Héctor Jiménez - Mr. Tumnus (as Hector Jimenez)
Darrell Hammond - Captain Jack Swallows
Carmen Electra - Mystique
Fred Willard - Aslo
David Carradine - Museum Curator
Kevin McDonald - Harry Potter
George Alvarez - Ron Weasley
Crista Flanagan - Hermione Granger

Taglines: The mother of all spoofs

Release Date: 26 January 2007

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $18,612,544 (USA) (28 January 2007) (2801 Screens)

Gross: $86,865,564 (Worldwide) (1 February 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Crispin Glover plays Willy, a spoof of Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Glover and Depp previously worked together in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Dead Man and later in Alice in Wonderland.

Revealing mistakes: When Silas attacks Lucy in the Louvre, his robe reveals his right leg, and it is dark instead of white (Silas' whole body is supposed to be albino).

[first lines]
Narrator: This is the story of four orphans brought together by fate. They didn't know it yet, but there was something more greater in store for them, something epic.

User Review

This thing won't let me vote below a 1....

Rating: 1/10

After watching this movie, I just couldn't stop talking about it. Mind you, not in the sense that someone can't stop talking about a great book or show, but more along the line of how someone can't stop talking about their colonoscopy during a diner conversation. In other words, after seeing this you can't help but try and remove the stain it left on your very soul by vomiting out the experience onto others.

This movie entered with the tag line of being "written by two of the six writers of 'Scary Movie'!" What they forgot to mention is that the two who wrote it were only responsible for writing the credits and all the jokes deleted for the sake of not causing mass suicide. Put more delicately, this movie almost makes Pootie Tang look Oscar worthy, which ironically enough was made fun of in the last Scary Movie for being horrid. Coincidence? Yeah, not even some sort of Karma dealing fiend would wish this movie upon the world.

"So," you ask, "What makes it so bad?" I bet your thinking that all of the funny stuff was in the previews, right? No, actually there was no funny content in the previews at all, it just seemed that way when taken out of the context of the movie. Much the same way "Hogan's Heroes" was funny to people who weren't in Auschwitz during the Holocaust, the previews are funny to those who haven't seen the movie. When you actually see the movie, you start to ask, "Why was that funny in the preview?" The answer: You can see pretty flowers if you ignore the fact that they are growing from the corpse of a man who died during a freak green house accident.

Do yourself a favor, rent a History channel documentary on the history of documentaries and hit yourself in the head with a hammer. It'll be twice as funny, make three times more sense, and be only a fifth as painful.

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