This past weekend we went and saw The Simpsons Movie. Well, I should say that I went and saw it, and I dragged Anne Marie along kicking and screaming. She’s not really a Simpsons fan.
I would say that it was OK. Not great, but OK. I went in thinking it could really suck, as so many things do when moving from the small screen to the big. But, I found it entertaining and enjoyable.
The reason I say it wasn’t great, is because it was basically just a long episode. There wasn’t anything particular movie-worthy about it. It could have stayed on the small screen.
I also marked it down just a bit because I think they took it down a notch from the TV show. For instance, there isn’t a single drop of blood in the entire movie… not even during the Itchy and Scratchy segment. That’s just wrong. I’m assuming they did this to ensure that it got a kid-friendly rating, but as it is, I’m surprised it was rated PG-13. I would have given it a G. It doesn’t seem quite right that you can get away with more on TV than you can in a movie.
If you’re a Simpsons fan, it’s worth checking out. Just don’t go in with extremely high expectations.