Friday, June 2, 2017

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Movie Review

Disclaimer: I attended a free screening in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Fox and DreamWorks Animations for hosting.

Tra la laaaa! It's finally happening! The very successful and long-running book series (12 books so far) Captain Underpants has its first big-screen adaptation thanks to DreamWorks Animation and author, Dav Pilkey.

Two best friend pranksters, George (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their strict principal into thinking he is actually their comic-creation Captain Underpants. Ed Helms lends his voice to the character of their principal Mr. Krupp. Throughout their years at elementary school, their principal has confiscated several items from the boys, such as a few Captain Underpants comic books, and a prize ring from a cereal box. After one final prank where the boys are caught red-handed, Mr. Krupp threatens to separate them into different classrooms for the remainder of the year. Of course, this devastates George and Harold. Although they live next door to each other, they can't imagine not being in the same classroom anymore. With their backs against the wall, they discover the confiscated prize ring actually has the power to hypnotize their principal! George and Harold decide it would be funny to have him think that he is Captain Underpants! With a splash of water, he turns back to Mr. Krupp and with a snap of their fingers, Captain Underpants returns. It's pretty fun until they get a rainy day and it would seem like Mr. Krupp is here to stay. A newly-hired science teacher, Professor Poopypants is actually a villain and the youngsters must find a way to stop him, with or without Captain Underpants.

Nick Kroll, Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Author Dav Pilkey, Kristen Schaal, Thomas Middleditch and Director David Soren seen at DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theater on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Los Angeles (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)

This movie is a little bathroom humor/low-brow, but how can you not chuckle when you find out Professor Poopypants' real name? My toddler loved this movie and laughed out loud several times! I think parents will enjoy this as much as the kids and it's a really fun family movie. I am hoping there will be more Captain Underpants movies to come!

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