TRA-LA-LAA! DreamWorks Animation presents the year's most hysterically heroic comedy, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!
George and Harold are fourth-grade BFFs who love dreaming up funny pranks. One day, they accidentally hypnotize their principal into believing he's a dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants. But when the new schoolteacher turns out to be a disgraced scientist bent on ridding the world of laughter, George, Harold, and Captain Underpants must band together to stop his evil agenda!
• The Really Cool Adventures of Captain Underpants Motion Comic
• The Captain Underpants Guide to Being a Hero
• The Professor Poopypants (Totally Original and Supercool) Guide to Being a Villain
• Missing Underpants: Deleted Scenes
• And More!
Kevin Hart (The Secret Life of Pets, Ride Along), Thomas Middleditch (TV's Silicon Valley), Ed Helms (Vacation)
Director: David Soren (Turbo)
My children were incredibly happy to receive the Captain Underpants DVD to review - being that only one of the three had seen it at the movies! We decided as a family treat we would watch in what they call "movie theatre'' style - lights off, curtains closed and with popcorn!!
The blurb from the back tells a little of the story of George and Harold - who are pranksters, of about my oldest daughters age. They love dreaming up new and funny pranks, which, as they are about to find out - can go really really bad!! George and Harold accidentally hypnotize their principal with the help of a cereal box prize - the 3D hypno ring, (cereal box prizes were more common in my own childhood than now!), and he totally believes he is a real Superhero, who is here to stop evil and is named Captain Underpants!
As most parents know - anything involving toilet words, underpants, funny noises and the like will be hilarious to kids, so I knew they would find this funny. I was absolutely pleasantly surprised and delighted that it has a level of humour for adults too (admittedly my fart loving husband did find it funnier than most might!) - making sitting through kids movies that much easier (thanks Dreamworks!!) I am not going to ruin the story for you - but honestly, hand on heart - this is a movie I would (will) watch again - in fact we as a family did - the following day.
The movie has a run time of about 85 minutes - perfect length for older and younger children both. I really do not have a bad word to say about this movie! It exceeded my expectations in all cases - and has definitely made me re- think whether tighty- whiteys are ACTUALLY cool!
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