We went to see Captain Underpants at the free showing last weekend. It's really not a very engaging film. In fact, the only thing holding it together is flatulence, because the jokes are so weak and self-serving that a fart is funnier.
Ever sat in a crowded place next to two preteen boys who won't stop talking and snickering to themselves? That's how this movie feels. It felt like we were partial to a conversation we weren't supposed to be hearing. The two characters constantly talking to themselves and not to the audience, but for the benefit of the audience, in order to show us how "cool" they were.
The film starts that way and it pretty much keeps up that pace right through to the end when the boys are the heroes cleaning up the entire disaster they created. My 2 year old put it best. "Captain Underpants? Yes and No."
I'm not sure we could sit through it again.