The story centers on four not-so-young orphans: one reared 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. The hapless quartet visits a chocolate factory, where they stumble into an enchanted wardrobe that transports them to the land of Gnarnia (with a silent “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.
EPIC MOVIE comes from the new masters of the parody genre – Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer – who now set their parodic sights on the largest genre of them all: Hollywood’s big-budget, special effects-laden, blockbuster franchise films. After successfully skewering the scary movie and romantic comedy franchises as two of the six writers of “Scary Movie,” and as the writers/director of “Date Movie,” the duo now focus on this untapped niche – Hollywood’s summer and fall tentpoles - proving once again that they are proud of being “first to be second.”
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