George and Harold are two imaginative pranksters who make the depressing Jerome Horwitz School a better place. They hypnotize their nemesis, the mean-spirited principal Mr. Krupp. He transforms into the incredibly clueless yet kind-hearted and enthusiastic superhero named Captain Underpants. Even without the mean principal, they discover that having Captain Underpants comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Professor Poopypants tries to eliminate laughter with the school snitch Melvin, and George and Harold discover that there may be more to Mr. Krupp than they had originally thought.Written by
"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" - A Faithful and Really Fun Adaptation of The Widely Popular Book Series
"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" is a breath of fresh air that I wasn't expecting. I wasn't impressed with the trailers and I was honestly expecting the worse with this one but it's surprisingly a faithful and fun adaptation of the source material at hand and it works. They nailed the voice casting here and the animation style is actually faithful to that of the graphic novels for which it is based. Likewise, with a mere 89-minute run-time, the film never drags or overstays it's welcome. It's short and sweet but that's perfectly fine as it's fitting for the material. The movie provides a solid 89 minutes of entertainment and I'm sure that most kids who see it will have a great time with it. As an adult, I'm definitely out of the demographic for this one but I still had a pretty good time with it's goofiness none-the-less. If you have kids who are interested in checking this one out – I would say – go ahead.
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