Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

2017-07-21 08:08

What it's about:

Two overly imaginative pranksters, George and Harold, hypnotise their school principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

What we thought:

Tra-la-laaaaaaaa! The minute you hear that catch phrase, it will stay in your mind for the rest of the movie and for a long time thereafter.

And to be honest, Captain Underpants is that and so much more – funny, energetic, adventurous, silly and so tra-la-laaaaaaaa!

Pranksters and the ultimate besties George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) are typical fourth graders filled with potty humour, mischievousness and a whole lot of creativity. Their comic book adventures turn into reality and what follows is a colourfully illustrated series of events that will not only have kids laughing out loud but adults too.

What I loved most about this story is that the superhero aka Captain Underpants (Ed Helms) wasn’t even a superhero at all, but because two best friends with wild imaginations believed in him he was more real than reality itself.

Every voice assigned to their characters was perfect. Not once was I unconvinced that George and Harold were just fourth graders or that Professor Poopypants was a villain determined to get rid of laughter forever.

And can I just say mean old Principal Mr Krupp’s transformation to Captain Underpants was done brilliantly. Ed Helms really stood out in making the contrasting characters sound so completely different.

The title may put you off, I mean it has the word "underpants" in it but it relishes in joy and silliness and like all kiddie cartoons should it relays a strong message about the balance between fun and responsibility.

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