Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Simpsons Movie

So what is this one about?
Netflix tells us (you know why I always say where I get the summary from? Because my grad school student self can't just steal a quote and not cite it. This way if netflix ever comes after me it wont be for plagiarism, but rather to thank me for talking them up all the time...)
Homer Simpson is used to alienating people, but nothing compares to the level of animosity he's inspired with his most recent foul-up: polluting the river with toxic waste from the nuclear power plant. Now, Homer's been fired and the citizens of Springfield forced to evacuate in this first-ever big-screen outing for Matt Groening's animated clan. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith voice the Simpson family.
And how much did I pay to watch?
Lets do the math here... 14 movies this month at $16.99 a month equals $1.21 for this movie.

And what did I think?
I like The Simpsons. They're clever and smart and use good voice actors, but I really question why they bothered to make this movie.

Granted I watched it on my smallish tv and not a movie screen, but the animation was actually really odd. It seemed very computer manipulated rather than illustrated. This was odd because normally the show is incredibly flat in its animation.

I also found the story kind of annoying. I mean, I get it, Homer is dumb. And inconsiderate, obviously. But why bother making this story, as opposed to any other one, three times as long as a normal episode of the show? I didn't find it especially funny or interesting. But, people watch The Simpsons to laugh and be amused. I don't think I laughed one time during the whole thing.

Also, why did Lisa get an Irish boyfriend? I want an Irish boyfriend (hahahaha)

So what is the rating? (out of 10)
I like The Simpsons (I guess I've already said that) but I just didn't like this movie.

Now, because I like the show I will not rate it a 1 or a 2. I will even keep it out of 3 territory, but I am going to rate it a 4, and say that I was not impressed with this movie in any way.


UmassSlytherin said...

Agreed. I even think you were too kind. :)

this is not a joke said...

For sure. It was very disappointing.