NO SPOILER: I HAVE SEEN THE SIMPSONS MOVIE AND IT IS GOOD
Good morning. Just to let you know, I went to see the Simpsons Movie at midnight. Considering the build-up, I’m happy to report that I liked it. I laughed a lot, and even got a little misty at one point. (Which happens to me a lot these days, but hey… ) Considering that they had to go up against the Greatest Highlight Reel of All Time, they did a remarkable job. Lots of really funny stuff in the movie. I’d happily watch it again.
One of the bigger challenges seems to have been how to scale up the line weight of the characters for the big screen. For my taste, the lines could have been a bit beefier, but it might have become too dense over 88 minutes.
Overall, I was entirely satisfied. My one complaint: I wish there had been more Apu. I’m still waiting for somebody to bring to the big screen Apu’s story of an idealistic young Hindu, pushed too far by convenience store bandits “Take Your Hands Off My Jerky, Turkey!” Until that red carpet premiere you can always click on the following link to my all-time favorite Apu episode and know that 344 LOVES YOU
Incidentally, the Simpsons Movie website has a nifty feature that lets you Simpsonize yourself. Look for the “Create Avatar” tab on the top left.