Let's be honest, you probably didn’t know that this movie was coming out. There was like one trailer and that was it. Not much to be excited by or to expect. But who could have guessed that this was my favorite movie for the weekend.
Captain Underpants was hilarious first off. Sure a good chunk of the jokes is “low brow potty humor” with the movie even saying that upfront, but there is more comedy that isn’t the stuff you see all the time. It was genuinely funny, even getting an adult sitting next to me to laugh at almost every joke in the movie. This movie was way more funny than it let on to be.
The animation quality was also surprisingly really good. They style choice the animators at DreamWorks went with was a fantastic fit with the material. The different animation styles used was also really cool too, with three different types of animation throughout the movie.
Sure it is a kid’s movie and that might be enough for you to dismiss it, but trust me it was a blast. It was a funny animated movie with some good voice acting. Kevin Hart and the other two leads did a great job engrossing me in the movie. The script does take some liberties with the source material, but it all first nicely and still respects the books that the movie is based on.
You are not going to believe the score for the movie, but it really was that good.