I finally got a chance to see The Simpson Movie on Saturday night. I was itching to see it, and had planned on seeing it first thing in the morning, but my wife talked me out of it. Something about spending time with her family whom we haven’t seen in months. She was right, so I spent the day with her parents and slipped out late Saturday night on a solo mission. I took in the final showing at the Galleria in Middletown. Compared to the spacious stadium seating of Tinseltown in Rochester, the Galleria is a bit of a dive – but at least it wasn’t too packed.
As far as the movie goes, what can I say? It was pretty good! As a long time fan of the show I was very satisfied. I don’t think I went a full 30 seconds without laughing out loud during the entire film. The opening sequence (aka the mother of all Itchy and Scratchy cartoons) was hilarious and the laughs just kept coming from there.
Highlights for me included:
- – “Why can’t I just worship God in my own way, like praying like hell on my death bed?” (See also: “This book doesn’t have any answers!”)
– The “Bart’s doodle” sequence
– “No offense Carl”
– Tom Hanks loaning his credibility
– The “Asian animators” part of the credits
I don’t want to talk about the film too much here so as not to spoil it for anyone that hasn’t seen it yet. But be forewarned that the comments to this post are fair game and will most likely include spoilers.