Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
21 May 2017
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
When development for either a live-action film or TV series began..
when the first book came out in 1997, Dav Pilkey wanted Chris Farley to play Captain Underpants. However, Farley tragically passed away, and the project was shelved.
..the year of the book series’ 20th anniversary
Movie is based on
.. several of the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey.
The shot of the school children marching sadly into school in the rain is an homage to the shot in Joe Versus the Volcano of workers marching slowly in the rain into a factory; a scene which in turn references the great Sci Fi classic Metropolis, in which workers march like clockwork automatons into the factory.
Ode to Harry Potter Novels
When george and Harold find a drawer to the confiscated items dedicated to themselves, it is indeed an ode to harry potter novels where Fred and george find a drawer dedicated to themselves in filch’s office.
During the Flip-O-Rama segment,
as Harold steps on the book pages, his footprints leave marks that closely resemble the guide areas in the actual Captain Underpants books, in which the reader places their hands in order to properly flip through the pages.
RT/Meta Critic Review
If your child would be amused by seeing the word “underpants” in the name of a movie, this one will entertain.