Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
2017
***
Director: David Soren
Cast: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher, Brian Posehn, Mel Rodriguez

George and Harold are best friends who draw comics to escape the tedium of school. One day they accidentally turn the school’s cruel principal Krupp into Captain Underpants, one of their comic book heroes. This enjoyable but disposable animation brings Dav Pilkey’s wonderful children’s book series (1997-2015) to the screen. Although the adaptation is faithful, it cannot quite reproduce the restless energy and outrageous humour of its source material.