Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Simpsons Movie...

... is superb, far better than I expected. I avoid film critics, but I gather they were lukewarm. Why are they always wrong? I am at this moment deploying superhuman restraint. I am not making a list of my favourite jokes. I can see this would be seen as a catastrophic spoiling exercise. But I have to mention the stressed bomb-defusing robot that shoots itself in the head. Perfect and perfectly unexpected - though not now for you, obviously. Sorry.

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  1. most critics are wrong, I've said this already. opinion is worthless. ever this.

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  2. that's what you think, but I say different.

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  3. I too would avoid Cosmo Landesman if I saw him in the street.

    I haven't seen the Simpsons film yet, but I think I saw an excerpt where Bart says "This is the worst day of my life," and Homer corrects him, "No, this is the worst day of your life so far." I liked that.

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  5. yes, geoff andrew was annoyingly wrong about leon. but whoever dissed the simpsons movie was correct.

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  6. also, can you deploy restraint? hmn.

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  7. It may be because I've been spoilt by watching the TV show episodes several times each over the years, but the movie was a great disappointment to me. Much that was new and much that was entertaining, but that which was entertaining was not new, and that which was new was... you get the idea. I suspect Matt Groening's unusually deep level of involvement in the writing is to blame. Normally he just counts the money.

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