It’s a bird! it’s a plane! It’s a kids’ movie that won’t make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!
This is the kind of movie that includes fart jokes, but also includes its own built-in critique and aesthetic appreciation of fart jokes.
While crude humor rules the day in this animated adventure, there’s also a good-natured playfulness that provides some solid laughs above the belt.
I don’t think Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie should be as good as it is — which is to say, light and breezy and solid early-summertime fun — solely because its name is Captain Underpants.
Captain Underpants is a potty humor masterpiece. It is meant for young children, but the adults will also be chuckling.