Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: DreamWorks Animation presents superhero comedy directed by David Soren. The story centers on two overly imaginative elementary school students, George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms), into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Together, they set out to a journey to stop the mad scientist Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll) from threatening the world.
Verdict: Having never heard of the novel series that it’s based on, I went into this not expecting much and came out being surprisingly entertained. It’s charmingly simplistic and quick paced, the voice cast fit well with the humor. Although the potty humor may not appeal to everyone it’s still an entertaining family movie
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 18)
George Beard: DreamWorks Animation presents. Tree House Comix, Inc.!
Mr. Krupp: Quick announcement. Our science teacher, Mr. Fyde, is no longer with us.
Sad Girl: He’s dead?
Mr. Krupp: What? No, not like that. He wanted to spend Saturday with his family. So I fired him. I’ll find a replacement next week.
[sitting in the principal’s office]
George Beard: What is happening right now?
Harold Hutchins: I don’t know. Let’s try and leave and see what happens.
[as they try to leave, suddenly Krupp presses a red button on his desk which quickly locks down his office door]
George Beard: Wow, that’s an expensive door.
Harold Hutchins: Mm-hmm.
George Beard: [voice over] Hi, I’m George Beard and this is my best friend Harold Hutchins.
Harold Hutchins: [voice over] We just make comics and try to make each other laugh.
George Beard: [voice over] And this old guy is Mr. Krupp. He’s the worst principal in the world.
Mr. Krupp: Ever since you attended this elementary school you’ve been responsible for one prank after another.
George Beard: Wow, that’s a lot of pranks.
Harold Hutchins: Yeah, when it’s cut all together like that, you really get a sense of the scope.
George Beard: Some of those must’ve been really hard to pull off, and dangerous.
Harold Hutchins: Like that tiger.
George Beard: Oh, that tiger was crazy.
Mr. Krupp: For four long years you two have been disrupting the carefully calibrated, drone-like beehive that this elementary school is supposed to be. I may not be able to prove it yet but I’m going to get you two one day. One day very, very soon.
George Beard: All right.
Harold Hutchins: Fair enough.
Mr. Krupp: Get out of my office. Now!
Mr. Krupp: I told you I would get you one day, I’m going to have you two placed in separate classes! I’m going to annihilate your friendship.
[does an evil laugh]
Harold Hutchins: George, do something!
George Beard: Put the pen down, Mr. Krupp, or we’ll hypnotize you.
[George points his ring at Krupp and it starts to spin everything around]
Harold Hutchins: What’s happening?
George Beard: I don’t know!
George Beard: [to Krupp] When I snap my fingers, you will obey our every command.
George and Harold: You are now the amazing Captain Underpants!
[we see Krupp transformed into Captain Underpants]
Mr. Krupp: Tra-lah-laaah!
George Beard: I honestly didn’t think that would happen.
Mr. Krupp: Come, sidekicks!
[Krupp breaks through the glass window and rushes off]
Harold Hutchins: We got to stop him!
George Beard: Why?
[suddenly Krupp gets hit by an oncoming car as he runs into the middle of the road]
Driver: This is a road, bozo!
Mr. Krupp: Why thank you, vehicle person.
George Beard: Yeah, we should probably go get him.
Professor Poopypants: Oh, and hello to you, too. I was just, like, admiring the view from your broken window. It’s in the shape of a man.
Harold Hutchins: Captain Underpants, you can’t actually fly!
Mr. Krupp: I take to the sky like an ostrich!
[we see Krupp is in a glass elevator going up]
George Beard: Wow, he is super dumb.
Mr. Krupp: Stand down, you monster!
[he jumps onto a giant balloon monkey]
Mr. Krupp: Tra-lah-laaah!
[as he’s bouncing around on the balloon monkey]
Mr. Krupp: I think I’m starting to tire him out!
Professor Poopypants: Hiya, class. I’m your cool new teacher. Not some scary guy with a secret evil agenda.
[whispering to George and Harold]
Mr. Krupp: Guys, I totally got this.
Professor Poopypants: Yeah, totally, he’s got it.
[referring to the street mime artist]
Mr. Krupp: Poor soul, trapped in some sort of invisible boxlike prison.
Harold Hutchins: Is it okay that I’m kind of loving this?
George Beard: Yes and no.
Mr. Krupp: I will set you free!
[he punches the mime artist in the face]
George Beard: But mostly yes.
Melvin: Professor Poopypants, George and Harold are trying to stop you!
George Beard: Listen, your problem isn’t that people laugh at you. Your problem is that you can’t laugh at yourself.
Professor Poopypants: Oh, really, Oprah? Is that my problem?4
Total Quotes: 18