Blu-Ray/DVD Review: Captain Underpants: First Epic Movie (20th Century Fox)

I was able to get a copy of Captain Underpants the first epic movie. I remember reading the books when I worked in the library. So when I had a […]

I was able to get a copy of Captain Underpants the first epic movie. I remember reading the books when I worked in the library. So when I had a chance to see the movie on Blu-ray I jumped on it.

The first thing I did was put it on and watch the entire movie (twice).the Blu-ray special features are pretty cool to watch (the really cool adventures of captain underpants motion comic, the captain underpants guide to being a hero, the Professor Poopypants (totally original and super cool) guide to being a villain, missing underpants delete scenes, captain underpants lyric video by “Weird Al” Yankovic, a friend like you lyric video by Andy Grammer, Kevin Hart and Ed Helms surprise fans, Q&A with 3 of the stars from the movie, lunch lady PSA, sock puppets real stars, gallery (book covers, the art of DreamWorks captain underpants theatrical trailer, the world of DreamWorks which has music video and more from other DreamWorks titles ).

The movie is based on the first four book of captain underpants series. The story is about 2 middle school friends (George Beard voice by Kevin Hart and Harold Hutchins voice by Thomas Middleditch) who are comic book writers and pranksters. After being caught the Principal (Mr. Benjamin “Benny” Krupp / Captain Underpants voice by Ed Helms) decides to split them up. In a last-ditch effort, George Hypnotize the Principal to become Captain Underpants and this where all the funny and crazy thing starts to happen. During the craziness, a mad scientist named Professor Poopypants tries to take over the world start with the school first (after Harold and George make a comic about him). I love the fact that they use 3 different types of storytelling (3d animation, sock puppets, and normal animation). I really loved the books and I like this movie. I wish they had given Jordan Peele more time in the movie.

Now about the special features of the movie: first is the really cool adventures of captain underpants motion comic a cool motion comic book with captain underpants (I’m not a fan of motion comics, but this one worked), next is the captain underpants guide to being a hero (which Captain Underpants explains how to be a hero), the Professor Poopypants (totally original and super cool) guide to being a villain (in which Professor Poopypants explains how to be a villain), missing underpants delete scenes, captain underpants lyric video by “Weird Al” Yankovic (the official music video of the movie), a friend like you lyric video by Andy Grammer (another official music video of the movie), Kevin Hart and Ed Helms surprise fans (Kevin and Ed meet some fans ), Q&A with 3 of the stars from the movie (Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch), lunch lady PSA (Kristen Schaal talks about Lunch ladies and how they are underappreciated), sock puppets real stars (some sock puppets who talks about the movie), gallery [ book covers, the art of DreamWorks, captain underpants theatrical trailer, the world of DreamWorks which has music video and more from other DreamWorks titles].
Featuring the voice talents of:

  • Kevin Hart as George Beard, a fourth-grade student. He is Harold’s best friend and writes stories for the comics he and Harold make
  • Thomas Middleditch as Harold Hutchins, a fourth-grade student. He is George’s best friend and illustrates the comics he and George make
  • Ed Helms as Mr. Benjamin “Benny” Krupp / Captain Underpants, the mean-spirited principal of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, who is hypnotized into becoming the superhero created by George and Harold
  • Nick Kroll as Professor Pee-Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants, Esq., a scientist angered after being constantly made fun of and not taken seriously for his name, who decides to take over the world to get rid of all laughter and destroy Captain Underpants.
  • Jordan Peele as Melvin Sneedly, George and Harold’s nemesis, a child prodigy inventor; he becomes Prof. Poopypants’ unwitting sidekick
  • Kristen Schaal as Edith, the shy school lunch lady and the love interest of Mr. Krupp
  • Dee Dee Rescher as Ms. Tara Ribble, the 4th-grade teacher (and George’s new teacher when Mr. Krupp separates the boys)
  • Brian Posehn as Mr. Rected, the guidance counselor (and Harold’s new teacher when Mr. Krupp separates the boys)
  • Mel Rodriguez as Mr. Morty Fyde, the science teacher who gets fired by Krupp and is replaced by Professor Poopypants
  • David Soren as Tommy, a boy who is seen frequently throughout the movie climbing into his own locker and shutting the locker door behind him
  • Susan Fitzker as Mrs. Dayken
  • Lynnanne Zager as Mrs. Beard
  • Tiffany Lauren Bennicke as Sad Girl
  • James Ryan as Mime
  • Leslie David Baker as Officer McPiggly
  • Sugar Lyn Beard as Goodie Two-Shoes Girl
  • Lesley Nicol as Nobel Moderator
  • Chris Miller as Nobel Audience Member
  • Coco Soren as Balloon Girl

So, in my Opinion, this is a good family movie and fun to watch. Also, the name of the school is called Jerome Horwitz which is the birth name of Curly Howard of The Three Stooges.

Captain Underpants: First Epic Movie is availble now in stores.

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