CAP­TAIN UN­DER­PANTS (G)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - MOVIES -

FI­NALLY A SU­PER­HERO MOVIE KEEP­ING IT BRIEFS, US, 85 MIN

Have you ever had to sti­fle a laugh at a sud­den men­tion of the planet Uranus? Then you will im­me­di­ately un­der­stand the ap­peal of the Cap­tain Un­der­pants phe­nom­e­non. (A cer­tain cul­tured type of pri­mary schooler or kinder­gartener will be able to fill you in fur­ther, should you have any ques­tions.) This sweet, silly and fun an­i­mated com­edy is adapted from the lov­ably low­brow chil­dren’s books of au­tho­ril­lus­tra­tor Dav Pilkey. Kevin Hart and Thomas Mid­dled­itch voice the roles of Ge­orge and Harold, two best friends who have turned their narky school prin­ci­pal (Ed Helms) into a Y-fronted crime-fighter. This is not good news for Pro­fes­sor Poopy­pants (Nick Kroll) and his mon­ster toi­let robot. In the wrong hands, the tale of a su­per­hero fa­mous for zoom­ing around in his jocks could have been an­other Emoji Movie. The Cap­tain’s many fans will be re­lieved to know what is de­liv­ered here is re­mark­ably true to the play­ful, pranky and ever-so-slightly naughty spirit of the books.

NEW FILM CAP­TAIN UN­DER­PANTS IS TRUE TO THE PLAY­FUL, PRANKY AND EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY NAUGHTY SPIRIT OF THE BOOKS BY DAV PILKEY.

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