Never having read the popular book series this film is based on, I wasn't quite prepared for the all out audacity of Captain Underpants. It is an all in love letter to absurdity and toilet humour and it is completely endearing. I'm one of those who doesn't often find fart jokes funny but there is no denying the Captain saves potty jokes in glorious fashion.
Quick paced and clever, Captain Underpants is consistently entertaining. It makes its compelling argument against seriousness and for absurdity with simple yet effective style. Basically it's the sort of film that will make you smile no matter how hard you fight it, no matter what age you are.
Expect to laugh your ass off and leave feeling good.
Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie
Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Krall
Director: David Soren
Writer: Nicholas Stollar