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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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2017

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a 2017 American CGI-animated superhero comedy film, based on the popular children's novel series of the same name by author Dav Pilkey. The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation and Scholastic Entertainment and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by David Soren and featured the voices of an all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, and Ed Helms.

The film introduces audiences to the chief protagonists, fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who are best friends and next-door neighbors with a shared love of comic book creation. Spirited at heart, they rule their school, Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, with their incessantly playful pranks. Unarguably, the duo’s greatest creation is a kind-hearted, yet rather dimwitted superhero they sketch out named Captain Underpants. The character they have created in their comic books comes to life in a very unexpected and realistic way.

Kevin Hart provides the voice for George Beard, a young boy with a seemingly unlimited imagination, and a knack for causing mischief and creating comics. Thomas Middleditch lends his voice to Harold Hutchins, George's best friend, and partner in comic creation. Together, they breathe life into their comic book hero, Captain Underpants, who is voiced by Ed Helms.

Ed Helms infuses life into the character of Captain Underpants, and the alternately uptight Principal Krupp. Mr. Krupp, who is unaware of the transformation he undergoes to become the charming and ingratiating Captain Underpants, brings forth a dichotomous character, enabling viewers to further enjoy the on-screen hilarity.

Other stars of the film include Nick Kroll as the maniacal and robotic Professor Poopypants, and Jordan Peele as the nerdy yet well-meaning Melvin Sneedly, who unintentionally plays a vital role in the story.

The animation style of the film is bold, bright, and heavily influenced by the illustration style from Dav Pilkey's original book series. This film employs a variety of animation techniques including traditional hand-drawn sequences and puppetry to narrate the journey of Captain Underpants. The world of George and Harold is filled with vibrant colors and exaggerated characters that make the city of Piqua, Ohio, an exciting world for audiences to explore.

This movie is as much about friendship as it is about adventure and comedy. The core of this narrative rests on the bond between George and Harold. Their camaraderie, their shared imagination, and their mutual love of fun and laughter act as the heart of the film, making this a not just a superhero story, but also a tale of friendship and unity.

In terms of humor, the film clearly embraces its source material as it is filled to the brim with child-friendly, toilet humor, silly puns, and clever visual gags, all while maintaining a feel of sophistication and clever timing that can be appreciated by adult viewers as well. The humor is charmingly juvenile, fitting perfectly with the spirit and tone of the original books.

Music also plays a crucial role in accentuating the comical elements of this movie. With original songs performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Adam Lambert, the high-energy soundtrack complements the bright and silly tone of the film.

The narrative of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an elaborate bouquet of child-like imagination, humor, and the unassailable power of friendship, presented in the guise of an epic superhero adventure. It rides high on the wave of nostalgia for the millions of readers who have enjoyed the book series, but also stands alone as a delightful movie experience for first-time viewers.

Anyone looking for a light-hearted, funny, and slightly absurd movie for children or merely children at heart will find Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie a thoroughly enjoyable ride. It demonstrates that a film about friendship, imagination, and a good old bit of nonsense can indeed be an epic cinematic endeavor.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a Action, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family movie released in 2017. It has a runtime of 89 min.. Critics and viewers have rated it moderate reviews, with an IMDb score of 6.2. It also holds a MetaScore of 69.

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6.2/10
69/100
Director
Rob Letterman
Stars
Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart, Kristen Schaal
Also starring Thomas Middleditch
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