The Epic Setting- Halloweentown is a spooky town in which Jack Skellington lives. This town is full of strange creatures and evil is born and bred here. Just like the Cycolps's island, there is evil doers that create evil, like Polyphemus, but there is also evil doers that create good, like the Cyclops that offered to help Polyphemus. In Halloweentown, not only is evil born here but also good is shaped from this evil creating well meaning creatures such as Jack.
The Epic Setting- Pandora, from the movie Avatar, is an alien land where unknown creatures live and thrive in strange conditions. In this alien land, anything is possible as long as science is involved. People here live to be over 1000 because of magical trees and people connect with natures by using their magical pony tails. This land may frighten the human new comers, but this land might just be the perfect place for humans looking to start over.
The Epic Journey- The Wizard of Oz is about the journey a girl from Kansas and a few unlikely companions have while trying to find the great Wizard Oz. Their journey is challenging for witches and flying monkeys make their faith waver. Knowing that they are capable of overcoming everytingthey strive to continue no matter how hard the circumstances. When they achieve their goals, Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow realize that the journey is as great as the prize.
The Epic Hero- Ralph, from Wreck it Ralph, is an unexpected hero. To everyone he is the bad guy because that is how he was "programmed" to be. He strives to be the good guy by helping others and by saving all video games in the Arcade. Everyone believes that he will fail in becoming the good guy that he claims to be, but Ralph, using his courage and his hope, defies gravity and proves all of them wrong. Just like Odysseus proved the gods wrong by actually making it to Ithaca alive.
The Epic Hero- Harry Potter is a young wizard who has tremendous power but does not know this. The idea that he does not know what he is capable of is the reason why he is an epic hero. His intentions are good, and always wants the best outcome for all houses at Hogwarts. He shows his quality of perseverance when fighting Voldemort time and time again. Even though he has made many enemies along the way, he believes that as long as he has a few faithful friends he can accomplish anything.
Supernatural Forces/ Deities- Elsa, from Frozen, plays a major role in the problems created in this movie. She is the supernatural force that shapes how Anna Kristoff save Arendelle from an eternal winter. Elsa's lack of control over her powers leads her to cause destruction even though it is not what she intends, just like many gods in The Odyssey who have powers with no purpose. Her powers end up being useful once she figures out that the key to control is love.
Epic Deeds- In the movie Tangled, Rapunzel lives her life in an isolated tower. Every year on her birthday, she sees floating lights pass by her tower. She makes it her life goal to see these lights up close in person. To accomplish her goal, or epic deed, she must first deal with all challenges she faces on her way to the kingdom. The journey may be hard, but all that matters is accomplishing her goal of seeing the lights, just like Odysseus's goal was to be reunited with his family in…
The Epic Hero- Mother Teresa is a real-life example of what it takes to be an epic hero. Like Odysseus, she put the needs of others over hers in hope of creating a better world for the least fortunate. She used her talents of simple love, perseverance, and devotion to the Lord to help those who couldn't help themselves. Even though some people scorned her actions, she wouldn't listen for she didn't mind what others said, all that mattered to her was what the Lord said.
The Epic Setting- Wonderland, in deed, is one of the most confusingly mystifying lands known to man. Once in Wonderland, you encounter the unimaginable such as cats who appear and disappear out of no where, and a place where even your un-birthday is celebrated. It is a land where anything can happen, like the land of the Lotus Eaters. You just never know what can happen.
The Epic Journey- Pixar Animation's Finding Nemo could be one of the best examples of a modern day Epic Journey. This movie is about a father's journey through the ocean in search of his son. Along the way he encounters many dangerous sea creatures who make his journey hard, but also makes a few friends who make this epic journey enjoyable. To be able to find his son, Marlin uses his heroic traits of perseverance and love to find his dear son Nemo.