On an interesting note the Simpsonized post I made has received over 10,000 hits.
So last Friday night I picked up the girlfriend at the ferry dock and we went to go see the Simpsons movie. We went to the 9:40 showing. I was expecting a packed theater but there were plenty of seats available. Even with Stadium seating I always feel like I am blocking the persons view behind me. I prefer later showings of movies because there is usually less people and no kids to ruin the experience. If you bring your little child to movies and they start crying. Get the hell out of the theater. They invented Beta and VCR to babysit your kids at home. I paid $9+ to get away from such noise.
So onto the movie. The movie opens up with an Itchy and Scratchy Cartoon with this playing we get an eventual pan out and we have homer saying “This is such crap, Why are we paying to watch a movie of something we get to watch on TV for free” this pretty much setup the whole movie as a complete riot.
So the first few trailers of the Simpsons offered nothing at all about what the movie was about or what to expect other then casual Simpsons jokes. But the final trailer which I have provided for you in low quality YouTube style.
This trailer was rather interesting and gave a few little hints at plot lines. So the premise of the movie begins in Church and has Grandpa simpson going crazy. Which is normal for old people in the Simpsons and this pretty much setup the entire movie.The movie is exactly what you would expect from a Simpsons movie. Classic Simpsons action on a huge screen with the jokes that make a movie funny. I enjoyed way more then the potential of Rush Hour 3. I get rather tired of all those pointless jokes black people have about race. But I can see where that movie would be funny to 16 year olds or people that have that same IQ score.So the movie is just one laugh after another in classic Simpsons fashion. When the credits were scrolling they every writer from the series scrolling past. I had never seen so many writers on a movie. But they came up with something. The hint at a sequel or the joke about sequel was interesting. They are on what Season 18 of the Simpsons and a movie finally comes out. Will we see season 36 of the Simpsons before we get another movie? I doubt it. But I highly recommend Simpsons The Movie to anyone who has grown up with the Simpsons.
The animation is done well. It’s Funny. It flows along nicely. I give it 9 out of 10. Just a flat nine.
Today is Tuesday I am going to go pick up 300 on HD DVD and have a good night.