Bring it on Captain Underpants – it’s weird, but man is it fun!
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie follows two school kids (Kevin Hart & Thomas Middleditch) and their imagination, that somehow intertwines with reality to create a world that’s a delight to watch. Silly as it may be with jokes after jokes about bottoms, the film’s innocence makes it a must watch for any kid, and a parent willing to be a kid again.
Kevin Hart (as a young student) is at the top of his game, and Ed Helms as the hypnotised school principal/Captain Underpants also deserves kudos. It’s light-hearted with an unusually clear story line.
While this is a kid’s movie, there’s enough energy in it for the adults to indulge in some pure, unadulterated laughter. It’s joyous, happy, perhaps too colourful, but touches all the right notes.
Reviewed by Joseph Rana