Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

(2017)

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Ed Helms, Kevin Hart and Nick Kroll star in this DreamWorks animated feature based on the children's novel series by Dav Pilkey. Directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) and written by Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek).... More

Two mischievous kids hypnotise their mean high school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants (Helms).Hide

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This is an amusing film that never ceases to bring a smile to your face. The great animation, done in the style of Dav Pilkey, brings back happy childhood memories of reading the books and makes you feel 7 again. Whilst it moves at a breakneck pace this does not hinder its overall quality as it is such a light hearted film that it doesn't matter. Nods to classic things from the books are also great; flip-o-Rama, "here we go again!" and classic scenes from the novels in the credits.


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  • Silly and aimed squarely at the younger crowd, Captain Underpants has enough spirit to be entertaining. Just don't expect it to work all the time. Full Review

  • Funny, absurd and smart-stupid enough to keep everyone happy. Full Review

  • It's a thoroughly entertaining and likable film: two qualities that look easy but are anything but. Captain Underpants deserves a franchise. Full Review

  • Just when your brain's starting to ache, the film chucks in another subversive crack about America's failing school system, or a genuinely hilarious sock-puppet-animated flashback. Full Review

  • For a film that is almost entirely based on toilet humour of the fourth grade reading level, you may be surprised that there is some sage wisdom to be found in the saga of Captain Underpants. Full Review

  • The best animated movies for children are sublime. This one generally settles for noisy, though it throws in a positive message at the end. Full Review

  • In the absence of a sturdier storyline and more dimensional characters, the manic, rapid-fire delivery, while yielding some well-deserved laughs, proves more exhausting than inspired. Full Review

  • "Captain Underpants" isn't out to be more than a trifle; that's part of its appeal. It's not so much potty-mouthed as it is a potty-minded kiddie burlesque, one that finds the supreme innocence in naughtiness. Full Review

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