mutants: Epic Movie

Epic Movie

The story features on 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. The hapless quartet visits a chocolate factory, where they stumble into an enchanted wardrobe that transports them to the land of Gnarnia where they join forces with, a wise-but-horny lion to defeat the evil White Bitch of Gnarnia.

At the beginning of the film a sexy Mystique (Carmen Electra) bows away an advance by the ‘normal’, though she later finds him more attractive when he’s a hero. Carmen said: ‘I worked with [the] directors on Date Movie and on the first Scary Movie. So we’ve built this relationship, and when they called me up last-minute and asked me to be in this movie I thought it would be fun to dress up as Mystique and get to work with the guys again.’

The movie also featured a White Bitch and old-age makeups on the four orphans, as well as a variety of fauns and look-alikes.

The makeup

Douglas Noe was the makeup department head; Matthew W Mungle was responsible for the prosthetic design and application; Ed French, Kelcey Fry & Jamie Kelman were the prosthetic makeup artists; Ruth Haney, Gabriel De Cunto, Jamie Kelman, Margie Latinopoulos, Corinna Liebel & Deborah Patino were the makeup special effects artists; Leslie Devlin was the key makeup artist; Chelsea Behrens, Silvi Knight & Thea Samuels were the makeup artist; David DeLeon was themakeup artist for Jennifer Coolidge.

Matthew Mungle records that the makeup was created in only two weeks and that application took five artists and three and a half hours. Unfortunately, as with many makeup intense movies, I find it difficult to credit particular makeups though I understand that Matthew Mungle himself, Jamie Kelman, Corinna Liebel and Deborah Patino were involved in this makeup application– if anyone can clarify the credits, please email themakeupgallery.