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Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Gunny, Jul 24, 2007.
From what I have read the movie has gotten a good reception so far.
I still think the simpsons is better than family guy.
Just got back from The Simpsons Movie.. I laughed my arse off the entire time. Loved it!! 90 minutes felt like 10 minutes.. I want more...
Saw it this afternoon. Very surprised. You can tell Groening reached out to some of the original core writers, because it had the feel of something out of season 6-9, which is part of the prime years (4-7 are IMO, the pinnacle of the series). Plot was very well put together (far better than say, the Family Guy movie, which was funny as it's own).
There were some great parts (basically the first 30 minutes were excellent), with a very fast-paced plot. Homer was actually very funny, and he's been my biggest complaint in the newer seasons (besides horrible writing...heh). I'm glad that seconday characters got some shine; I think almost everyone except Kang and Kodos got a cameo.
Few complaints. Way too much Flaunders (who's become a boring, one-dimensional character in recent years), and the whole angle with Bart wanting his attention was lame and out of character. Too many great seconary characters like Krusty, Moe, Carl/Lenny, Apu, etc deserved more time. Also, the pig gags got a little...eh. But other than that, very good movie and believe it or not, as a die-hard Simpsons fan, I give my seal of approval.
I'll have a Duff to that. I still own a can of Duff beer. Holding on to it for a special occasion.
I think the pig gags were less funny because they'd been seen on the ads. But they also didn't over do it.
Ralph had some great one liners - "I like men now" was a classic and when he blows the bubbles at the glass dome.
Albert Brooks has played some great characters (Scorpio and the EPA guy)
Yeah, Albert Brooks is always gold on this show. Scropio is still probably my favorite "one-time-show" Simpson's character.
probably my favorite episode of all-time.
Really? I didn't think was one of the stronger episodes of that stretch.
If I had to pick one episode it would be the where Bart, Lisa and Maggie are taken away to live with The Flanderses... Too many classic scenes and lines in that one to count...
In the eyes of God they will be flanderereses.