Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Simpsons (Movie Review)

About ten minutes into this movie, I wished I'd gone to see Hairspray instead.

I mean, it's not bad — and most critics have raved about it — but the fact is, it's a lot like the show. And the show, as well all know, is meant to be taken in 30 minute intervals.

To be fair, I was in a poor mood and was relying entirely on this film for a light-hearted distraction. In which case: I got a couple laughs out of it, so it wasn't entirely a loss. Still, I think this is something better off rented.

But I've long been a die-hard Simpsons fan, which is part of the reason I consented to pay $9.75 to see the film version. And I suspect in a better mood, it could've been more amusing.

Besides, I've heard some reviewers call this the best animated film ever made.

So what do I know.

FINAL GRADE: C+

2 comments:

Winter said...

I've been really wanting to see this movie. Just haven't had time.

I've been singing the spider-pig song.

blueblanket said...

The best animated movie ever made? Really?? I don't think so. My review was much like yours; the movie was okay... rather like an extended TV episode. Best moment was the spider pig song. But I'd HARDLY call it the best ever made. That's overstating it by a long shot.

Go see Hairspray -- muuuuuch better!