50% Hero. 100% Cotton.
Mischievous eight-year-old pranksters George (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) get their own back on their mean killjoy of a headteacher Mr Krupp (Ed Helms) by hypnotising him into believing he is the exuberantly idiotic superhero of the comic book they have created: Captain Underpants. Now, whenever they snap their fingers, he springs into ludicrous action with a hearty ‘Tra-la-laaaaaaaa!’
As gleefully imagined by George and Harold, he is faster than a speeding waistband! More powerful than boxer shorts! Able to leap tall buildings without getting a wedgie! But is he a match for the school’s suspicious-looking, Teutonic-sounding new science teacher, Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll), whose not-so-secret agenda is to rid the world of laughter?
Stuffed full of potty humour and whoopee-cushion gags, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is unashamedly puerile and irredeemably silly. Its heroes would heartily approve.
Certificate U. Runtime 89 mins. Director David Soren
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.