The Simpsons Movie
In the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit television series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created.
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Same hilarious but in-your-face, edgy humor as TV show.
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"So, you want some of my electricity, do you? Well, for once, the rich white man is in control." Imagine an average episode of The Simpsons. Now imagine it stretched out to movie length, with a little bit more of a risqu element added than what they could get away with on television. That's The Simpson's Movie in a nutshell. Now imagine the last Simpson's episode you saw that was pretty funny, but not good enough to rank among your very favorites. That's how I felt about this movie. I remember it being pretty hilarious the first time I saw it, but I think some of that may have just been the theater atmosphere and the novelty of watching The Simpsons on the big screen. The second time around, it doesn't hold up quite so well. Lots of amusing moments, but few jokes that go beyond that. The best comedies (and the best Simpsons episodes) are the ones that are still very funny after the first viewing. The Simpson's Movie doesn't quite meet that standard. It's a must-see for fans and a worthwhile diversion for general audiences, but once is probably enough.
- lewiskendell, Tuesday, July 6, 2010
As someone who basically grew up with The Simpsons as my religion, I've been one of its biggest fans since the very first episode I saw in the early 90's. Unfortunately though, like so many other fans, I've also been grieved by the show's decline from comedy gold to something I almost get angry at due to its lack of fun and cleverness (the show started to fall into the pit of shame after they changed writers about a decade ago). Anyway, after just watching this movie I'm happy to say the creators has somewhat redeemed themselves. The jokes here come at you in super sonic speed and most of them, in contrast to what I feared, are actually quite funny and made me laugh or chuckle almost constantly. On the negative side, it doesn't quite reach its full potential and the second half is a bit draggy (especially in the Alaska scenes). But the movie overall has definitely a lot of the wittyness and wonderful humor that made the show so incredibly hilarious in the past. Actually, it's the best thing I've seen with this yellow family since season 9-10. So here's one fan hoping for a sequel ;-)
- CloudStrife84, Saturday, April 17, 2010