Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Kids & Family • PG • Directed by: David Soren • 89 minutes

Based on the bestselling book series, DreamWorks Animation presents the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants. This outrageous family comedy tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s an enthusiastic, yet dimwitted, superhero named Captain Underpants.

Viewer reviews

Best. Film. Ever.
★★★★★
I didn't even know this had come out, but once I saw it in the iTunes Store I knew I had to watch it. My God was this a good film, if I had known about it while it was still in theatres I would have taken my nephew to see it. The best part? It doesn't have the usual sjw propaganda most films, even children's films, come out of Hollywood with these days. This is an entirely safe film for your children to watch, and maybe yourself if you read the books as a child, but mostly your children. We need more films like this. Films without sjw propaganda that are actually good. Five stars, EZ. Buy it for your children, or possibly even the child inside you. — Kondeki

Meh
★★★★
Best scenes are all in the preview. Save your money. — mamawolfie

Horrible
★★★★
I have never wrote a review however this was possibly one of the worst movies i have ever seen with my kids, hands down, so freaking stupid! — L ville

Tra La Laaaaaaaa!
★★★★
Silly plot of grade school prankster friends and thier principal. Great voice acting and songs. Nothing really here for adults, but still fun and silly. — Frank C 66554321.

Terrible and horribly childish
★★★★
I'm not a fan of the comic but any movie full of terribly childish fart jokes deserves nothing but a 1 star. — bc1990

WOW GREAT
★★★★★
It's a great movie I can't wait too read all the books — VgamerAlex

Best.......movie.........ever!
★★★★★
A heartfelt movie tells about two best friends named George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) who hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms) into thinking he is a superhero named Captain Underpants. But When Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll) teams up with Melvin Sneedly (Jordan Peele) to wipe out the Hahaguffawchuckleamalus which holds our entire capacity of laughter George, Harold, and Captain Underpants have to work together to stop them in this amazing movie. — Jaemin q

super funny
★★★★★
probably more for adults than kids, cultural references that younger kids would not get never read the comics a lot of fun for the adults, little bit of toilet humor 😁 — naromero

Amazing movie
★★★★★
This movie is amazing captain underpants is so dumb it's funny I originally saw this on amazon prime for two days this is amazing — Purple Nurple26

Hilarious😂😂😂
★★★★★
I love this this movie its so funny😂.Every part of it is so funny.Its one of the best movies.My little brother laughed so hard when they the name of profeser.p.Its hilarious — hana bannana🍌

Krupptain Underpants
★★★★★
This movie was great! The comedy action and story were all balanced out! It was called the "FIRST Epic Movie" so I'm hoping for Dreamworks to make a sequel as good as this movie. Definitely worth your money. (Even though I'm buying it on DVD — Pokèstar J-man

Surprisingly really good.
★★★★★
Never read the books and the title was a little concerning but the money was really fun for kids and adults. Nothing stood out as inappropriate. Just a fun movie from a kids perspective. — Necessary1

Tralala
★★★★★
All the cool things that I have been able to play with them — aaron🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇱🥓🕷🕸

Best movie in the world
★★★★★
I saw this movie today it was so good I recommended two children with a sense of humor — Crutter77

Best
★★★★★
Movie ever. 😍 — Mattkirk0

It's really good
★★★★★
It's such a funny movie. My kids loved it — Just Chillin Out

Amazing Movie
★★★★★
Hey guys this is an amazing movie. — Dyfsgeg

Never Under Estimate The Power OfUnderpants!
★★★★★
Best Animated movie of 2017! 5 stars in my book! — Dalton Kelly

Hilarious and amazing
★★★★★
This is a really nice movie.I saw it in the cinema 2 days ago.It was really nice and funny.I came in the cinema when they said hello I'm George Beard And this is my best friend Harold Hutchins.I even made a movie review of it on YouTube but it there was a problem with the publish I am going to do try it again soon — The dragon's Flight

Best movie EVER!!!
★★★★★
I can't get this on Apple, but I watched it on Xfinity, and I loved it! 20000000/10!!!!!!!!! — KateLovesCats2390

Loved it!
★★★★★
Super cute and funny! — Sillyf@c3

Traa la laaaaa
★★★★★
I was wondering if I should spend 20 dollars in a movie like this, it seemed to me small budget, but when I saw it!!! I went from Krupp to Captain Underpants and TRA LA LA!!!!! amazing movie!!! — andreassii

Funny and goofy
★★★★
Filled with all the jokes you need to make anyone laugh. The movie itself is a great adaptation to the book. This movie is great to watch any time. — hucklebaryfinn

0 out of 10
★★★★
😤😤 — Robbierotten2003

Bad
★★★★★
This was really good!!! — RANDOM PRRS0N

I love captain underpants
★★★★★
It is so amazing I still read the books — braden17HD

Best movie ever!
★★★★★
I laughed so hard I was crying!this movie is one word Awesome! — LLama+pugloverGM

:-)
★★★★★
A wonderful movie! — Beatles62

Amazing
★★★★★
I loved it was so funny I was laughing the whole time and yes I am 19 my friends use to read the books as kids and I never did but seeing this movie makes me want to read them and very well done please make more Dreamwork's — notplayingthisgame

Underpants rules, and poppypants stinks
★★★★★
Captain underpants is the best book ever and I read it ever since I was 10 years old. I got it when it was Christmas 4 books and 1 balloon been reading it ever since then now they have a movie. Thank you so much. — CalebTRM

Better than I thought!
★★★★★
So Cute! oh, and my 7 year old son loved it too. I highly recommend it🤘🏽😋 — RomeoJaymez

So funny!!!
★★★★★
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA — Dav Pilkey (fake)

Jackson
★★★★★
Saw the movie 2 times — just dance jackson

Best movie ever
★★★★★
When it's all cuddled like that you get a big sense of the scope — Ggsfyftffy

Tra la la
★★★★★
This was a funny movie! — Berti2003

Great movie
★★★★★
This movie represents the books I love as a child, would love a sequel. — LazyBoyo

Tra la laaaa!
★★★★★
Even me being a kid,I'm definitely not into potty humor.But this is amazing! I love the references to the audience and even the sock puppet live action sequence is adorable!TAKE THAT DISNEY!(no offensiveness intended) — Addi reviews movies

The Perfect Adaptation
★★★★★
Tra la laaaa! I grew up reading Captain Underpants as a kid, and aspiring to be like George and Harold. This movie is the perfect sum of those books that I had to be dragged away from to sit down for my own birthday cake. No really, I was that big a fan. When I heard Dreamworks was making a movie based on it, I feared the ever shifting release date would make it a mess and in hindsight, I'm glad they didn’t try forcing any modern references, but stayed true to the material (99% of the time, but the heart was there). We open with George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) making the Captain Underpants origin story. To make a long story short, Principal Krupp (Ed Helms) rips up the comic and goes off on a rant at them. After that, he announces the mandatory inventions convention, and we get a real taste of his tyranny. At the invention convention, Melvin Sneedly (Jordan Peele) bores his peers with inventions that really aren’t that cool, and after Mr. Krupp falls asleep, George and Harold tamper with the turbo toilet, and what follows after they’re caught on camera doing it is Mr. Krupp separating the main leads by putting them in separate classes, and after some debate, they try to steal the evidence, only for them to come across their confiscated goods, including the hypno ring that fans of the books will recognize, but for those who don’t, George uses it to hypnotize Mr. Krupp into various animals before hypnotizing him into the amazing Captain Underpants (perfectly voiced by Ed Helms, even if I imagined the voice in a higher-pitch, but it was so fun, I forgive them), and what follows is a hilarious story that involves Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants (Nick Kroll) trying to eliminate laughter. The story is a perfect balance of nods to the original books, adherence to the spirit of said books, and a new story with familiar characters. Like the Peanuts Movie, they handle the source material with amazing respect, but this time, don’t force modern pop-songs into a 1950s/1960s setting, although in the fourth wall breaks where the ratings of Krupp/Underpants’ fart orchestra parody real life things, which give the adults a laugh, adds a layer of reliability for viewers, and just adds to the not-at-all-serious-tone. They also don’t waste any time, to the point I never checked my watch, a true accomplishment in the age of shrinking attention spans. You also may question a few things, but this requires a strong suspension of disbelief, and this film doesn’t take itself seriously at any point, which perfectly reflects the source material and gives us a fun movie for kids and adults (at least those who grew up with the books, like me and the friends I saw this with). George and Harold were always reliable as kids who just wanted to have fun, and they perfectly capture that spirit and develop them as rebellious youngsters who seek to fight against “the man” through classic tropes like the treehouse and the mean authority figure. We learn enough about them to care about them, and they act as narrators, breaking the fourth wall throughout. Not only do they capture the spirit, they capture the visual aesthetic of the book covers beautifully, staying true to the 2D visuals in 3D CGI, while also having fun with sock puppets and traditionally animated sequences featuring the best of Treehouse Comix Inc. Everything there adds to the story, the not-so-serious tone, and is just plain fun with a message about having a good laugh at yourself and others. To add to the fun is appropriate pop songs that fit the scenes perfectly. Also, Theodore Shapiro did a soundtrack. Overall, Captain Underpants is a hilarious family movie with enough toilet humor for the kids and the adults who read the original books to feel “this is so right.” And it stays funny throughout, even when serious things happen. Overall, Captain Underpants is also the feel-good movie of the summer. It’s not some super-deep introspection like what Disney and/or Pixar would do, it’s not some dumb animated flick for the kids, it’s the perfect love letter to the books I grew up enjoying, and definitely not your typical superhero movie in this age of superhero movies. Here we go again (I hope to say at the start of the sequel). — Fan of SHIELD

Great for everyone!
★★★★★
This movie is awesome! It is not very accurate to the books, but it makes up for that with hilarious jokes! (That Uranus joke never gets old) If you're a fan of the books or just want a good laugh, this movie is for you! — InformativeGuy

Tra la la
★★★★★
i love it and i watched it — Cool as camouflage

CAPTAIN BEST MOVIE PANTS! Captain Underpants ROCKS
★★★★★
The original children's book is a movie known about from March to June! DAV PILKEY AND DREAMWORKS AND THE CAST AND WEIRD AL............best movie ever! CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS VS POOPYPANTS IN A COMEDY-George: Wow he is super dumb. XD WOW THIS JUST ROCKED AUTOMATICALLY TO THE ULTIMATE FAVORITE MOVIE SECTION AND BOY IS THIS THE BEST DREAMWORKS CREATION I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR! — Uncerpants

Awesome!
★★★★★
Everything was hilarious! Good movie! I cant wait for sequel — DanTDMfan1005

I laughed so hard
★★★★★
This was a great movie, I laughed so much. Thinking I need to read the books now. — OtakufromAZ

TRA LA LA!
★★★★★
I saw it it doesn't follow books — Err0rgdhdErr0r!

It was a Great Movie
★★★★★
It was slightly different from the book but overall it's one of my favorite movies in my life it's really good even if you had not read the books I still recommend giving this movie a watch — Glitchingman