Sunday, July 27, 2008
Now on DVD-The Simpsons Movie
Fans of the longest running prime-time animated show on television waited for years for the advent of a Simpsons movie. Show creators said that they waited so long because they wanted to get it right - which they did.
"The Simpsons Movie" has plenty of laughs, a decent story-line, and cameos by all of our favorite characters. While the story doesn't exactly blow the audience away, it does what it sets out to do: bring the funny.
Seeing the film on the big screen in crisp color with full movie sound is worth the ticket; even if the feature is only viewed on home video. What made "The Simpsons Movie" the most enjoyable for me was seeing the types of comedy moments that the television show can't produce because of network censoring: We see Barts' doodle, Marge says God-damn, Homer gives the rest of Springfield the bird, and we see Otto toking from a bong, for example.
I give this one four "Dohs!" up...