Monday, March 03, 2008

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

(Image from IMP Awards)

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Nearly a decade in the making, the Simpsons Movie finally arrived last year. The show is almost two decades old and to be honest I haven't watched an episode in many a year. I just grew tired of it, and the quality definitely dipped after the first decade (!). I don't know what to say about 'The Simpsons', you either know it or you don't. And if you know it, then you know what to expect going into this movie. It feels like a 3 part episode with a slightly more epic scope and appearances by pretty much every significant and semi-significant character from the series. Each of the Simpsons has their own storyline going on, but as always Homer is the star and the main player in the big picture that involves Springfield being encased in a giant dome by the EPA after he inadvertently makes it the most polluted town in the US. It's funny - the jokes come thick and fast but are also hit and miss - but there's nothing all that special about it to be honest. It's not really that far removed from the series, as compared to say the South Park movie. A must watch for anyone who ever liked the Simpsons, but it's not enough to draw me back into the series. And Spider-Pig? Not funny.


Miedy said...

I was surprised that like it. Usually movies that based on TV show didn't really turn great as well on big screen but this one does. Well, sorry that you didn't like it though I am glad that you like Ratatouille (2007) though :)

Antimatter said...

I didn't expect to like it at all based on the last few seasons of Simpsons that I saw years ago; I was happy to find that it was better than expected but the whole enterprise still feels very... tired! :)