Director Heitor Dhalia has a good eye toward keeping the atmosphere tense in this film, with the is-she-or-isn’t-she journey literally coming to a fork in the road. He makes exceptional use of the Portland setting, including the atmosphere of the dark forest preserve and frequent rain. It turns out to be the perfect city for an adventure like this one.
But it is Amanda Seyfried who ultimately makes the film work, her fulfilling performance creates believers, and it’s her strong, unyielding character that follows through on the old Yogi Berra saying, “when you come to a fork in the road, take it.
With that being said, while I enjoyed the movie more than I initially would have believed, it did have its fair share of strengths and weaknesses. To begin with the weaker elements of the film, the first thing is the acting. While Amanda Seyfried was constantly solid in most scenes besides the really painfully bad interrogation scene, the rest of the cast was rather hit or miss. Emily Wickersham was fine was Molly, but that is because the film didn’t require much from her and she only had about 10 minutes of screen time. Just like “Red Riding Hood”, all the males in the film are the ones who give the weakest performances.
Amanda Seyfried has been stepping outside the proverbial box recently with her roles in films. The last time we caught up with the “Mean Girls” and “Mamma Mia!” star, she was fighting the Man with Justin Timberlake in the sci-fi thriller “In Time,” and this week, she has us on the edge of our seats in the suspense thriller “Gone.”
The film revolves around recent kidnapping victim Jill Parrish (Seyfried), who is still trying to get over a series of harrowing, inexplicable events that occurred a year earlier, when she claimed she was kidnapped and buried in a hole in a ground. When Jill comes home from work one evening to find her sister missing, she is convinced that the same kidnapper has returned to torture her once more.
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What is Epic? EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours.
This film stars Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Amanda Seyfried. Learn all about Epic, play games, and read more about Epic characters as you get ready to experience this adventure in theaters May 24!
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Amanda was named the face of the make up brand in 2011 and has done campaigns for them in 2012 and 2013.