Jul 28, 2007

The Simpsons Movie

Not one musical number in the whole thing. Awesome. Not that I'm against Simpsons characters breaking out into song (Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? CLASSIC.), but I was afraid this film would have been loaded with muscial stuff.

Like a lot of people, I judge recent episodes of The Simpsons pretty harshly when compared to the classic seasons of 3 thru 8. Luckily when Matt Groening brought in the "big guns" he brought in some of the best writers from the series' past --just no Conan. Whut the hell?

I've already seen this movie twice. I really needed to go back a second time to catch all the gags/jokes I missed the first time because people were laughing too loud. This movie is a lot of fun, especially when you see it with a bunch of other Simpsons fans.

The main story is about Homer causing a problem that forces the government to place a huge dome over Springfield. And a bunch of funny stuff happens. The first 20 minutes of the movie do what all the classic Simpsons episodes do best -- it starts in one direction, hits you with rapid fire jokes, changes direction and leads you into the main story.

The middle part of the movie is a little slow, but things pick up again after Homer's encounter with the boob-lady and her epiphitrees. But seriously, the "slow" middle part of this movie would be considered "normal" or "great" compared to a lot of the other movies that came out this summer. Y'see what I did there?

For Simpsons fans, this was a fun movie that will remind you why you loved the show in the first place--there are a lot of classic gags that will make you laugh out loud even though you see them coming from a mile away. I just wish there was more Albert Brooks in the movie...and why couldn't he have been Hank Scorpio?!!!

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