Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is the newest film by DreamWorks Animation. The film is Based on the book series by Dav Pilkey.
The imaginations fuelling the story are fourth-grade children George and Harold. They break up the monotony of their life at the Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, by drawing comics, playing pranks and generally making each other laugh. They Continually find themselves on the other side of Principal Benny Krupp’s desk due to their constant pranks and ‘potty humour’.
Mr Krupp – The Principle, finally catches them in the act of one of their pranks and they find themselves faced with the real possibility of being separated into two different classes.
They accidentally hypnotise him using a cheap cereal toy, a 3D Hypno Ring. By doing so they manage to convince Krupp that he is none other than their comic creation, Captain Underpants.
When Mr Krupp turns into Captain Underpants they find it so funny. Krupp/Captain underpants does so many amazingly funny things. However the boys start to struggle to keep Captain Underpants under control.
He hires a new science teacher. Professor P, who turns out to be an evil scientist who has plans to eliminate fun altogether. They find themselves having stop Professor P from making everyone miserable and eliminating fun altogether.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a great family film. Having never read any of the books I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. We found the start a little on the slow side, however once it got a little way in we couldn’t help but chuckle.
There is plenty of toilet type humour which is bound to make children laugh. The film includes toxic toilets and a whoopee cushion scene. There is also humour that is aimed at the adults watching the film. The film is silly and juvenile and the added comedy is when even the villain doesn’t know what is so funny.
This entertaining film is 89 minuets long and never drags as a result. The film provides a solid dose of entertainment and will appeal to a variety of ages. If you are after a fun film then recommend watching this film.
You can purchase the film from Amazon and other retailers.
Disclaimer – We received a copy of the film for the purpose of this review.