Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

2017

Animation

Available in: 720p
6.8
66%
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Synopsis

Captain Underpants is Dreamworks's latest animated feature based on the
book series by Dav Pilkey. It's about two elementary school boys named
George Beard and Harold Hutchins who are the school's pranksters. They
make comics in their treehouse called Captain Underpants and have to
deal with an incredibly unpleasant principal named Mr. Krupp. However,
one day when they got into major trouble, George uses a hypnotizing
ring to turn Mr. Krupp into Captain Underpants.Dreamworks hasn't necessarily been doing very well at the box office or
with critics for the last few years. When I went to this movie, I was
optimistic, mainly because I knew the source material very well since I
read the Captain Underpants books. It turns out that I was right for
going in with an optimistic attitude. This is Dreamworks's best
stand-alone in a good while. They picked out a book/book franchise that
is somewhat well-known instead of something completely out of nowhere
like Smekday or The Boss Baby, which really helps bring in attention to
said movie. The movie knows its source material really well with the
ins and outs. It knows what it is and it even pokes fun at some of the
inner workings of the movie. I'm aware that this is only an adaptation
and there's a limit to how far you can go and from what we got, they
did a decent job at it. The animation looks like a 3D version of
something that you would see in the books, and just that is enough for
me to like the style that the movie was going for.Despite the fact that I think that this is one of Dreamworks's best in
a while, it does have some flaws here and there. First off, the pacing
makes the movie feel like it's going too fast at times. The movie only
seems to have times where you can sink in the moment occasionally, but
not very often. Since the movie does carry the spirit of the books, it
also carries the humor, which I personally didn't laugh at many of the
jokes, which may turn people off from watching the movie. A lot of the
humor is derived from toilet humor and as well as it works for this
movie in particular, it may drive audiences away. I'm also not a huge
fan of the voice casting in this, mostly with the children. You would
normally expect kids to sound like kids, but in this movie, the kids
sound more like adults and it's really bothersome. Normally if adults
are doing child voices, they would pitch up their voices, but here,
Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleton and Jordan Peele use their regular voices
and it's just distracting.While this movie might not be for everyone, it can be classified as
Dreamworks's best movie in a while that's not a sequel. If you're a
huge fan of the books, I recommend checking out this movie!8/10

Director

David Soren

Cast

Kevin Hart as George (voice)
Ed Helms as Captain Underpants / Mr. Krupp (voice)
Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants (voice)
Thomas Middleditch as Harold (voice)
Jordan Peele as Melvin (voice)
Kristen Schaal as Edith (voice)
DeeDee Rescher as Ms. Ribble (voice) (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Brian Posehn as Mr. Rected (voice)
David Soren as Tommy (voice)
Mel Rodriguez as Mr. Fyde (voice)
Susan Fitzer as Ms. Dayken (voice)
Lynnanne Zager as George's Mom (voice)
Tiffany Lauren Bennicke as Sad Girl (voice) (as Tiffany Bennike)
James Ryan as Mime (voice)
Leslie David Baker as Officer McPiggly (voice)
Sugar Lyn Beard as Goody Two-Shoes Girl (voice)
Lesley Nicol as Nobel Moderator (voice)
Chris Miller as Nobel Audience Member (voice)
Coco Soren as Balloon Girl (voice)
Jacob Dylan Gottfried as Dog Walker (uncredited)