Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review


Captain Underpants stars Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal.

Best friends, George and Harold are constantly getting into trouble in school. When the headteacher threatens to put them in different classes, they hypnotize him into becoming their own superhero, Captain Underpants. When a new threat arises from within the school, there is only one person who can stop them.

Positives. I was very skeptical before the film was released that it would actually be any good. The trailer didn’t really sell me and thought it would be a film just for children to enjoy. But after the positive word of mouth I heard surrounding the film, I had to see it for myself and I had a really good time. The reason this film works is that it is actually funny. The film manages to nail jokes that work for children and adults watching and not just going for the easy joke that people see coming. I also really liked the animation style. It helped the film feel a lot more like the book and in doing so made the film more unique. I really liked George and Harold, you really get a sense of their friendship and how much they actually care about each other.

Negatives. I don’t have many negatives. You could argue that the plot is pretty simple and quite obvious at times, but you do have to remember that it is aimed at children. The villain isn’t particularly great, however he isn’t the focus of the film and just turns up to be a villain for the last 40 minutes.

Take children to see this over The Emoji Movie, you will both have a better time.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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