Why my favorite part of Captain Underpants came after the movie finished

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a copy of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie for review. All thoughts, opinions and laughs are our own. 

Back in the days when I used to work at Waldenbooks, getting the newest Captain Underpants book was a big deal. I remember children coming into the store with their parents excited to get the books and I would smile at the insanely hilarious titles of each book. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wedgie Woman. Captain Underpants and Revolting Revenge of the Robo-Boxers. I think I was just as excited as these children when a book came out, but for me it was more about seeing the titles of these fun books.

Recently Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was released on Blu-ray and my children and I could not wait to see it again. We were lucky enough to be invited to an advance screening of the movie and I think I was more excited than my children. My daughter has never read the books so she was not that interested in seeing the movie. I remember pointing the books out to her whenever we would go to a bookstore and she would just shrug. She wasn’t interested in seeing a man run around in his underpants. I can tell you that that all changed after we saw the movie and now my daughter wants to read all of the Captain Underpants books.

If you are not familiar with the Captain Underpants books it is about two boys, George and Harold, who are the best of friends. The two are always causing mischief in school and together they make a comic book titled: Captain Underpants. The boys finally get caught one day and with the help of a hypnotizing ring they hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupp, into believing that he is Captain Underpants.

The movie basically follows the first book and the third book in the series. The movie gives us the origin story of Captain Underpants and show us the deep friendship between George and Harold. This friendship is fantastic to see on the big screen. There are not that many movies that I can think of recently that shows the great friendship and love two boys can have for each other. Their friendship reminds me of friends that I had when I was younger. Friends that were inseparable and we would play from sun up until sun down. Harold and George brought me back to my childhood and that is one reason that I loved this movie.

The other reason I loved this movie came when the movie finished. No, I was not happy that it was over, it was one of the songs that played at the end that made the room a little dusty for me. I remember my friend Scotty from Dads Who Change Diapers mentioned it in a post about how the song “A Friend like You” by Andy Grammer struck a cord with him. I don’t remember hearing the song at the screening we went to. I think we were rushing out to avoid a tantrum and probably just walked out as the credits started rolling.

When watching the movie at home with my children we watched it all the way to the end and when this song came on, I lost it a little. The great thing about Captain Underpants is not Captain Underpants, it is the friendship between George and Harold. These two boys have a friendship that I think most males had when they were younger. We all had that friend that we would hang out with 24/7 and never get tired of just being around them. It is refreshing to see a friendship like this in a movie where so many young eyes will be watching it.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a fun movie for the kids, but it also packs a lot of emotion and tells a great story about friendship.

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