Friday 27 July 2007

SC Movie Review 18

The Simpsons

April bought managed to get 2 tickets for a screening of the new Simpsons Movie yesterday. Beforehand we went for a quick bite to eat at the Hare and Tortoise, very Wagamamma like but good all the same. We both had ramen type things. I had a chickeny sweetcorn one and April had a spicy chicken and prawn number. All very good and very reasonably priced.

Anyway… on with the movie.

As expected all of your favourite characters are there, all on top form and there are five or six laugh out loud moments. Most notably Homer’s Spider-Pig.

The story revolves around Springfield getting placed inside a huge glass dome to prevent them from polluting the world further. It was Homer’s fault, surprise, surprise so they were banished and ended up in Alaska. Whilst there, they find out that Springfield is down to get demolished. Homer is the only one to save the day.

There were a couple of moments when I nearly shed a tear (yes, I nearly shed a tear), but this didn’t last long as the amusement carried on.

The film kept the same style as the TV series and worked well but if the film went on for any longer it would have dragged. It was a tough job to drag out a Simpsons episode into a full length movie and they just about pulled it off.

Perhaps it’s me and I’ve drifted away from the whole thing but for a while now I’ve not really been interested in watching the repeats lately on and some of it’s lost is lost to me.

Go and see it if you like the Simpsons, which is probably going to be everybody that reads this. It’s certainly no 9 / 10 as IMDB seems to suggest but there is enough gags to keep you smiling throughout.

SC rating: 68 / 100 (1 vote)
IMDB rating: 9.0 / 10 (3778 votes)

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