‘Epic Movie’ review: this epic waste of time is barely a movie

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Unwatchable mess follows in the footsteps of the Scary Movie series, Not Another Teen Movie, Date Movie, etc., to bring us a limp, lame, completely unfunny send up of ‘epic’ movies.

That is, if your idea of an epic movie is Nacho Libre or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

But it’s mostly a tired walkthrough of The Chronicles of Narnia, devoid of laughs. Pic can’t even replicate the success of a 3-minute Saturday Night Live skit, even though it desperately tries to emulate music videos by The Lonely Island with numerous song-and-dance cutaways.

Incompetent on every level: badly shot, acted, and directed, poorly and cheaply produced. Jayma Mays, in particular, is hung out to dry by the directors, with reaction shot after reaction shot of the same damn reaction; it’s as if a wax figure were instructed to mug for the camera.

Entirely undeserving of the 2% ‘Fresh’ rating it has on Rotten Tomatoes, which is far too high. Avoid.

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Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at expats.cz and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at MaArtial.com.

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