Friday Flicks: Your Number Is Up. The Epic Choice Is The Hangover Part III or Fast & Furious 6

TIME breaks down which films to see and which to avoid this weekend.

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A view of atmosphere at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Hangover Part III" at Westwood Village Theater on May 20, 2013 in Westwood, California.


Tagline: Discover a world from the creators of Ice Age.

Based on the children’s book The Leaf Men And The Brave Good Bugs, by William Joyce (who takes one of five writer credits in this adaptation), Epic shines a light on a fantastical world.

The story is that well-told tale about the ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil. A teenage girl, Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried, whose character prefers to be known as MK), finds herself at the heart of this secret universe, and teams up with a whole range of figures, to try and save their world … and, you guessed it, ours.

The early word on Epic is quite encouraging. “Good solid family entertainment,” states Empire, concluding that “this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.” Despite apparently walking “a woefully-worn, save-the-planet path,” NECN does concede that “it manages to feel fresh, even when drawing inspiration directly from Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings.” And Digital Spy concludes that Epic may lack the replay value of a many of its animation peers, but nevertheless it’s a visually striking and likeable time-passer.

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NewsFeed’s Flicks Pick: If it’s good enough for Richard Corliss, it’s good enough for us. Fast & Furious 6 is the choice of the week.

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