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Epic Movie

MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for crude and sexual humor, language and some comic violence
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Teens, Adults
Comedy, Satire, Spoof, Adventure
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 26, 2007 (wide)
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Featuring: Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jayma Mays, Faune Chambers, Crispin Glover, Tony Cox, Héctor Jimenez, Fred Willard
Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Producer: Rodney M. Liber, Paul Schiff
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In the spirit of ‘Scary Movie’ and ‘Date Movie,’ a parody that spoofs recent mega-blockbusters. The comedy centers itself around four orphans who visit a chocolate factory and are transported to the wonderful land of Gnarnia, after stumbling upon an enchanted wardrobe. There they battle pirates, encounter earnest wizards and attempt to defeat Gnarnia’s dastardly White Bitch.

Four not-so-young orphans—one raised by a curator at the Louvre (where an albino assassin lurks), another a refugee from Mexican “libre” wrestling, the third a recent victim of snakes on her plane, and the fourth a ‘normal’ resident of a mutant ‘X’ community—visit a chocolate factory, where they stumble into an enchanted wardrobe that transports them to the land of Gnarnia (with a ‘G’).

There they meet a flamboyant pirate captain and earnest students of wizardry—and join forces with, among others, a wise-but-horny lion to defeat the evil White Bitch of Gnarnia.”

Viewer Comments
Negative—This is an awful movie. I went to see it with some friends—knowing nothing about it other than it was supposed to be a comedy—and I walked out of it. I have never walked out of a movie before, but I have now. Do not waste your time watching this movie-it is not even funny. It is extremely offensive and it is a horrible movie. I would recommend that you do not even rent this movie that is how bad it is. Do not waste your time or money going to see this movie! You will just be sorry! It is by far the worst movie I have ever seen!
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3
Tia Taylor, age 19
Negative—I did not think this movie would be as bad as it was. I did expect it to be bad morally, but not nauseatingly so. I laughed once throughout the whole movie. There were many instances of bestiality mentioned and implied in the movie, including a half faun half man making out with a talking beaver. It completely insulted Narnia and its allegorical implications in every way possible. The character representing Aslan was the worst. There was no straight up nudity, besides an unexpected rear at the end]but the implications, was enough to make me leave and want to go pray for the depravity of the film. I am sorry I even bothered to give money to that kind of filth. On a brighter note all the impersonators did a good job, especially the Jack Black impersonator, incredible facial expressions.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 4½
Kimmi Sinclair, age 18
Negative—I took my 12 year old daughter and her friend (who had seen it already with her dad and others). For a PG-13 rating, I was surprised to hear the f-word. It also had a lot of sexual content that I wouldn’t even want my older son to be exposed to. I cringed when I looked around and saw kids with their families who were even younger than my daughter. There were way too many swear words, sexually implied comments and offensive material. This should have been rated “R”.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
Rita, age 44
Negative—It seemed like almost every scene had some inference to sex; crude behavior or language, sexual costumes, positions… it was painful to sit through with my 13 year old and his friend. Did talk to my son about the movie afterward; using it as an example of how satan uses a show like that, where people think it’s “no big deal” if people dress or talk the way they did in the show.
My Ratings: Offensive / 2
Virginia, age 48
Negative—The only reason I am writing this is to persuade you to NOT see this movie. I am ashamed to admit I saw it. I thought it might just be a funny spoof, but it was really just crude foolishness. There was too much profanity, including the worst possible words. The most disturbing aspect of this movie is that it is built around a spoof of Narnia. Aslan (who symbolized God in Narnia) is turned into a disgusting pervert. I could continue, but I’d like to forget this movie as soon as possible.
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 1½
Mary, age 33
Negative—What a waste of time. The movie was rated wrong, it is definitely an R not PG. Not a clean comedy at all, disgusting.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 2
Herman Rivera, age 40
Negative—My husband and I took our fourteen year old son to see this movie the day it came out. I was shocked at how much cursing there was, especially in the opening scenes. I was also shocked at the sexual innuendos and the violence for a PG-13 movie. We walked out after ten minutes and demanded our money back. Please do not take your children to see this movie!
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 3
Marie Snell, age 40
Negative—Honestly, I don’t know where to start. This movie has it’s ups and downs. Sure, there are some humorous moments like you’d find in Date Movie or Scary movie but it’s not all that funny. You see, Hollywood hated the Chronicles of Narnia throughout this whole time. (That’s why they stuck to this line) They’ve been having this urge to bash Christians so much to make C.S. Lewis turn over his grave… TWICE. A gay faun and gopher, wow! We need to celebrate bestiality. There’s also the discussion of the evil queen not allowing gay marriages, makes me think they’ve got a gay agenda in the picture. Besides the usual curses and swearing and all that junk, I could tell you the adult themes of explicit sex is definitely not for a 13 year old. Please, I beg you not to watch this movie. If I had to spend another 10 minutes to see the movie, I would left out and went home. Honestly, it’s not worth the money to watch.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
H.A. Parker, age 20
Negative—DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE!!! There is nothing wholesome about this movie whatsoever. The LORD’s name is used in vain several times. The f-word is used once and the B-word is used constantly throughout the movie. (There was other foul language as well) There are very suggestive (sexual, homosexual and others) themes, as well as some that are blatant. There was very little that was humorous, and the movie was “thankfully” short. Save your money and keep the kids away.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3½
John D., age 43
Negative—This was one of, no my mistake the MOST religiously offensive movie I have ever seen. The entire movie was one sacrilegious blast after another. The filmmakers obviously have no sense of respect for anything holy or meaningful. They absolutely diminished and disrespected every meaningful character in the chronicles of narnia. Starting with the gay beaver, the drunken armies and the best of all the disgusting manwhore azlo. Did the filmmakers even take enough time to realize what they were making fun of? HELLO! C.S. Lewis wrote narnia for a reason, every character is representative of JESUS and Holy Spirit, etc. I’m sorry but I guess I ca’t help but take offense when JESUS CHRIST is represented as a disgusting manwhore. Maybe I could have let it go but then the picture of the last supper. BUT I have to say my all-time favorite was not even 10 minutes into the movie. Oh yes, the dancing Jesus as he gets beat with the cat of nine tails. Yea, I’m sure that getting chucks of flesh ripped out of your back from a whip with pieces of glass and metal in it feels good enough to make anyone want to dance! I’m honestly so angry I can’t even go on; I just pray to God that the filmmakers of this disgustingly offensive movie don’t meet their maker any time soon.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
Kara, age 19
Negative—I would like to simply say that this was the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life, and leave it at that, but I feel I would be doing my fellow man a disservice by not stressing the incredible achievement in filmmaking that is “Epic Movie.” A possible future scenario involves biblical scholars 200 years from now, living in hiding, citing this movie’s PG-13 (rather than R or X) rating as an example of how society slowly got worse with each passing decade, like a frog boiling alive in a pot, until eventually complete depravity was the norm and Christians were hunted like dogs for not bowing to the heathen gods of idiocracy. Another possible future scenario involves time travelers coming back to destroy this movie in order to save the millions of man-hours wasted in its production, viewing, and clever-yet-scathing review writing. As foolish as this all sounds, what you have just read is one million times more entertaining than “Epic Movie,” and saves you from taking a cold shower afterwards, scrubbing with all your might to remove the uncleanliness that stems from the fact your viewing of the film has encouraged the filmmakers to create demon children just like it for years to come. To be fair, like a fine dentist’s chair, the theater seating was comfortable while I endured my torture (but like candy, bad movies can cause cavities, only in your mind and soul instead of your body).
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 2
Adam, age 24
Negative—My husband and I are big movie buffs, and we’ve seen every spoof movie out there. This should be classified with the “Scary Movie” movies. I checked this site out because I needed to see a review and comments before letting my 15 year old daughter watch. I had seen the movie a few months back and remembered the sexual content, but wanted a refresher. Focus on the Family didn’t have a review so I came here. I thought the comments posted here were on the strict sounding side, and didn’t give specific details. Please leave opinions like “you’re going straight to hell if you watch” or “bringing up demon children” to yourself. It makes the review sound biased, and unreasonable; the readers don’t take you seriously. If there had been specific mention of content, I could have made a more informed decision. We had rented the Unrated Version, the only one available in the movie store. *nudity (full frontal female in the first ten minutes) profanity (Mother F***er 6 times in the first five minutes) and very suggestive themes (woman sucking a man’s finger, references to oral sex and implied oral sex twice in the first twenty minutes) references to pedophilia (although the actors portraying the children’s characters are adults, they clearly refer to themselves as kids and are dressed as kids) several times in the first twenty minutes.

I shut it off and apologized to my kids, I’m usually open minded on what I let my older kids watch, and remembered it to be on the same level as an Austin Powers movie. I was really wrong. I know this version is different from the one I saw, but whoa, this movie’s rating is way off. This movie is mis-rated, and should be rated R. As a Christian, you’re going to want to pass on this movie.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3
Colleen Skeels, age 35
Negative—I watched the Unrated version of this movie, because it’s the only one that was available for rent at the video store. My husband talked me into renting it with him. It was everything I expected and more… TRASHY. After only watching the movie for about 15 minutes there is FULL frontal nudity (a nude woman pops out of a closet). The language and jokes were downright disturbing. There were references to homosexuality and bestiality. You could even go as far as to say pedidophilia, since the three adults are supposed to represent the children from the movie Narnia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and other movies where they are kids. Yet these “kids” put in multiple sexual situations. All three have sex. The lion which originally represented God in the Narnia movie is shown as sick and disgusting. Having sex with the “children” in the movie and others, (a topless woman pops out of his bed). Skip this one.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3
Christina, age 24
Negative—…I didn’t watch this film in its entirety, but I do work in a cinema and so had to do screen checks on it. Just to sum up how bad the film is, I was going to see it, and one of the team leaders told me it wasn’t worth seeing, it was that bad. As far as presentation goes, it was good, and it is always funny to see how some of the films got parodied (one of the funniest was the aging Harry Potter). But the content was a little offensive, to say the least, to the Christian perspective. So a thumbs down from me.
My Ratings: Average / 2
John, age 24
Comments from young people
Negative—Not only was it a terrible movie, it wasn’t appropriate and if you must see at all costs (then you need to get your priorities straight) you should definitely not take anyone under fourteen and even that is pushing it.
My Ratings: Offensive / 1½
Joe Spiers, age 15
Neutral—As a teenager I found this film very funny. Some stuff in this movie was offensive to me. You wouldn’t really get this movie unless you are a teen some related to MTV and such. Some profanity. No sex scenes that I recall seeing in the film. I would recommend this film really only for teenagers. They did have gods name in vain three times as so the F-word.
My Ratings: Average / 3
Andrew, age 14
Negative—Wow! What a waste of my girlfriends and my time and money. This movie has no point to it. It travels through 10 different movies and tries to make fun of them. There was some humor to it. Unless you enjoy a horny lion, a White *****, and a talking beaver that kisses a half goat, half man, you will agree that this movie does not even cover what its supposed to be like. For PG-13, this movie was definitely not looked over carefully. I don’t even care if you’re an adult, you will not like this movie. It even includes a sex scene. For my money it was a definite waste.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
Tyler, age 15
Negative—I went to this movie thinking I would be humored. Instead I was shocked by the numerous curse words used through out this movie. With the uncalled prude jokes that no one should hear. Even though I am 14 years old when I saw this motion picture my friends and I left before we were scarred for life.
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 2
Pat, age 14
Negative—This movie looked really funny when I saw the trailer! It was really funny! Unfortunately, it was more offensive than funny. There is foul language, sexual content, violence, drinking, and other offensive elements. I wish they will make a clean version of this because it was funny. I wouldn’t recommend seeing it, because even though it’s funny, it’s very offensive. I couldn’t believe some of the things they did. I actually covered my eyes on some parts. If you really, really want to see this then watch with caution. I would only really recommend it to mature people like maybe 17 or older.
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 2
Jeff, age 14
Negative—This movie was disgusting: lots of language, very nasty comments, jokes, and scenes. It was a creative idea, but terribly executed. I went with my dad, brother, and some friends. We would have walked out, but my dad that the movie would pick up and move on. However, it only got worse. With perversion and language throughout, no Christian should watch this movie.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3
Mason, age 13
Negative—All I can say is that this movie is absolutely HORRIBLE. The whole thing practically revolves around sex jokes. The producers tried to make it like the “Scary Movie” series. It is not even close. There are many profanities (including at least 1 F-word and several times the Lord’s name is taken in vain) There are bikini-clad woman through the ENTIRE movie, even when they have nothing to do with the scene. Out of the whole movie I got about 2 laughs, but they were not even worth it. Never see this movie. This is an great example of how Hollywood wants to push secular content as far a possible. NOT RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE!…
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 2
Emily, age 15
Negative—I could surely write a novel on reasons NOT to see this movie. Let me start off by saying that I was at the movies with my 4 friends, alone for the first time. My mother didn’t check out the review for this movie, so I knew nothing about it. When we got into the theater, I felt like calling my mom to come get me. I never knew that my eyes could stretch that far. First of all, the cursing was uncanny, for they used it regularly throughout the film. They took God’s name in vain a few times, and there was an UNCOUNTABLE amount to sexual behavior. They joked about interbreeding of species a few times, and when the faun and the beaver touched tongues, I wanted to puke. How dare they make such a joke about Narnia, for it’s a story of Jesus. They sexually depicted “Aslo” in a horrid way. And the was they showed women, dumping alcohol on themselves! Awful! Finally, the harry Potter mimicking was just not funny. I mean, a smoking, pregnant, Hermione. AWFUL!
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 3
Jenna, age 12
Positive—This movie was good and it was very funny! a couple parts with dancing girls was a little over the top but they made to where I was on the edge my seat laughing extremely hard! this film is definitely not for little kids but older adults may not like it because of the fact is made for teens! please not that there are some rude sexual humor but nothing that’s worse than anyone has ever seen! nothing too bad but very funny I recommend for teens 14+ I give it an A.
My Ratings: Average / 4
Ty, age 16
Negative—Well, first off, I want to say that if I had read the reviews on the internet before seeing this film, I would not have seen it. But standing in front of the movie theater with my friends, while pointing and saying “That one.” We had no idea what it was going to be like. We went in took our seats, and the movie began. And from the beginning scene on the airplane, it was awful. In the one particular scene, on the plane they used goddamn 6 times in thirty seconds, and finished it off with the word bitch. And after the High School scene, the girl depicting the character of the blue woman in X-men [who, was naked in X-men, but not nearly as seductive] was extremely provocative [while she was nude] and this song “Promiscuous.” by Nelly Furtado was playing. Then you get to “Gnarnia” and into the “faun’s crib,” and are completely surrounded by nasty “faun” girls in little to no clothing acting as seductive as the attire would suggest. We left shortly thereafter. I felt particularly bad knowing I had inadvertently caused others to stumble. All in all, the 15-20 minutes of this movie I saw, it was extremely offensive. On an upper note, the movie was made well, but I definitely think the immorality outweighs that factor.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 4
Tyler, age 17
Negative—I must say, I pity anyone who has to sit through this movie. Possibly the dumbest movie I have ever seen. It made “Scary Movie 3” seem like art. I won’t even bother explaining the plot as it was so scattered and idiotic that it isn’t worth mentioning. As for content, I would’ve probably rated the film “R,” not PG-13. The sexual content exceeds a normal PG-13 rating. And oddly, as stupid as it was, the violent content did as well.
My Ratings: Average / 1
Chris Sosa, age 17
Negative—I rented this movie and watched it with my 15 year old sister and my 11 year old sister. It is the stupidest, most offensive movie, I have ever seen. I read the reviews on here, before watching it and I still watched it anyway, because sometimes the reviewers on here overreact. (Such as a person saying “Herbie Fully Loaded” should be rated R because the main character wore a mini skirt.) Anyway, This movie was so disturbing! I mean, I love “Mean Girls” and “John Tucker Must Die” and those are considered “bad” movies. But, I almost gagged when it showed the faun making out with a beaver. And it implied the “Aslo” hooked up with Lucy, Susan, and Peter. And the Willie Wonka part was gross. There is so many reasons that you shouldn’t see this movie, that I couldn’t even write it all down. It is so offensive! And I saw “Benchwarmers” and thought that was good, and that is considered offensive. Whatever you do, do not see this movie! It is so dirty and urgh! My sisters both hated it too. But, I have to admit, I laughed about five times. But, a few laughs is not worth seeing this gross and disturbing movie. Narnia is a Christian-based film, and they make fun of it in this movie; it really is sad, and I hated this movie.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1½
Ashley, age 14
Negative—I went into the theatre expecting a funny, and probably very raunchy movie. I got both. The sexual references are frequent and some actually disturbing. The sexual dialogue made me cringe, and I am not new to these kind of movies. The movie was hilarious, and I do quote it sometimes but it was just too inappropriate to see again. There is also moderate language, excessive drinking, and some non gory but still disturbing violence. (And I’m fine with “The Patriot,” “Gladiator,” and “The Last Samurai”) None of the characters are even close to being role models, they all behave in a detestable manner. Honestly, I recommend this to no one, and not just because of the above. Also because most of the jokes aren’t even funny. Sure, you’ll laugh a couple times, but trust me, its not worth paying a dime for.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
Wes M, age 14