Sep 142017
 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie isn’t bad by any stretch, but this is the kind of movie aimed squarely at those in the 8-13 age group and while I didn’t the jokes landed that well, it’s passable enough for parents to watch with their kids.

 

 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
(2017)

Genre(s): Animation, Comedy, Family
Fox | PG – 90 min. – $36.99 | September 12, 2017

Date Published: 09/14/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: David Soren
Writer(s): Dav Piley (‘Epic’ novels); Nicholas Stoller (screenplay)
Voice Cast: Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Lyric Videos, Gallery, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 34.6 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


George (ED HELMS) and Harold (KEVIN HART) are fourth-grade BFFs who love dreaming up funny pranks. One day, they accidentally hypnotize their principal into believing he’s a dimwitted hero named Captain Underpants. But when the new schoolteacher turns out to be a disgraced scientist bent on ridding the world of laughter, George, Harold, and Captain Underpants must band together to stop his evil agenda.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


Presumably this comes with a slip cover, though the one received did not. Inside is a DVD Copy and redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Although there’s a fair number of featurettes, these are rather light on content:

  • The Really Cool Adventures of Captain Underpants Motion Comic (2:52; HD)
  • The Captain Underpants Guide to Being a Hero (3:51; HD) featurette looks at the heroic actions of CU and how to dress
  • The Professor Poopypants Guide to Being a Villain (3:53; HD) is on the rules to being bad guy
  • Deleted Scenes (11:00; HD) include some scenes (via storyboards) that didn’t make the final cut and have intros by the director and why they were scrapped
  • Two Lyric Videos by Weird Al and Andy Grammer
  • Tighty-Whitey Q&A with the Stars – Parts 1 & 2 (TRT 2:04; HD) has the cast answering a variety of questions
  • Kevin Hart and Ed Helms Surprise Fans (2:07; HD) in this EPK featurette in the run-up to the film’s theatrical release
  • Lunch Lady PSA with Kristen Schaal (1:02; HD)
  • Sock Puppets Real Stars (0:27; HD)
  • Gallery with comic book covers and artwork
  • Theatrical Trailer (2:25; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Captain Underpants arrives on Blu-ray through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio, offering bright colors as one would expect from a CGI-animated where detail is sharp and outside of some minor banding though nothing overly distracting in an otherwise clean transfer.

AUDIO – 4.25/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track is powerful enough for an animated flick with good dialogue levels coming from the center speaker while the front and rears do provide modest depth with ambient noises and Theodore Shapiro’s decent comedic score.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie isn’t bad by any stretch, but this is the kind of movie aimed squarely at those in the 8-13 age group and while I didn’t the jokes landed that well, it’s passable enough for parents to watch with their kids. The Blu-ray release had good video/audio transfers but throwaway bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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