Coming to Blu-ray from director David Soren and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is a tale of two friends and their new pal “Captain Underpants.”
Best buddies George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) are in the fourth grade at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School and are total cut-ups. They are known for their pranks and they are mainly aimed at what the two consider mean teachers. Of course, principal Benjamin Krupp (Ed Helms) doesn’t find the two quite as funny.
The two also have managed to create a superhero called Captain Underpants who basically wears only a cap and — well — his underpants while fighting crime. Using their treehouse as their home office for Treehouse Comix Inc., the boys sell their stories to their friends.
When a prank goes wrong and they are ratted out, George and Harold end up in Principal Krupp’s office. Thinking that separating the boys into different classrooms will stop their antics, the boys discover that using a Hypno Ring from a cereal box has transformed Krupp into their Captain Underpants.
Figuring out that water and snapping fingers brings him back and forth, the boys also realize that they need to put their superhero into Krupps’ principal role before anyone finds out. When a scientist named Professor P. (Nick Kroll) arrives and Krupp aka Captain Underpants hires him to teach, George and Harold see something weird going on.
The boys begin to make changes around the school with the help of the “principal” but it is Professor Pee-Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants, Esq. that’s up to no good. Wanting to take over the town, it is up to George, Harold and Captain Underpants to put things right again. When that’s done the boys must decide if their new superhero must stay or go.
In the meantime it’s Tra-la-LAAAAAA!
Hart and Middleditch are such an amazing pair playing George and Harold. They vocally play off of each other and it is absolutely seamless. I love the way they speak to one another and as an adult, I giggle like a kid. That’s what makes this film so cool — you certainly don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the fun.
Helms as Captain Underpants is hilarious and every time he says ‘tra-la-laaaaa’ I join in. That gets stuck in your head but in a great way as if you think ‘where can I use this phrase’ and trust me, I’ve thought of a lot of situations where that fantastic tune can be used.
Kroll as Professor P. has serious issues yet even being vertically challenged and a head of hair curlier than Shirley Temple, he gives funny line delivery.
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“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” contains more than 30 minutes of Blu-ray & DVD special features such as “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,” “Captain Underpants Lyric Video by Weird Al Yankovic,” “A Friend Like You: Lyric Video by Andy Grammer,” “Kevin Hart and Ed Helms Surprise Fans” and so much more!
“Captain Underpants” is so much fun and a family film meant for everyone. The animation is epic, brilliant and vivid. There is something about this form of animation that just captures every part of the Captain Underpants story in such a way that fans will watch the story again and again. Remember, this is the Captain’s FIRST Epic Movie.
Prepare to take flight with a superhero like no other and his sidekicks who are hilarious. George and Harold are two young boys who are rambunctious, silly, creative and very, very smart. They are also two young boys who have a friendship that is strong and not about to be broken by any ole principal!
In the end — fifty percent hero and 100 percent cotton!