Caught a matinee of The Simpsons Movie
I have to admit when I heard they were doing a movie, I was worried it'd be nothing more than three episodes slapped together and passed off as a movie.
Thankfully, that isn't the case. Instead, what you get is (essentially) a super-sized episode of the series. The humor is pretty much throw everything at the wall and see what happens. For the most part, this works and there are a lot of good laughs. There are a few jokes and gags that miss the mark, but overall the hits to misses ration is quite good. (And they even get in a good jab at FOX, something the show does on a regular basis).
If you're a Simpsons
fan, this one is a must-see. If you're not a huge fan, I still recommend it. It's fun and it's got a good ratio of jokes. Oh and make sure you stay until the credits are done rolling. You'll miss a few good jokes if you leave too early. (Plus, it only runs about 90 minutes so you might as well get your money's worth).
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/28/2007 07:14:00 PM