8/03/2007

Movie Review: The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie18 years after the TV Series creation, The Simpsons hit the big screen. And it shows why it still has the legs to run for more years to come.

There have been competition in the last few years (The Family Guy and American Dad) and while the new shows have been edgier and always pushing the envelope for irreverence, The Simpsons show retains its edge in keeping the formula of family comedy in good balance. The movie no different.

The plot is grander in scale compared to a TV episode, but the laughs are still there, focusing on the misadventures of Homer Simpson and having Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie tag along. The movie also has a socially relevant message to send, which focuses on the environment. Subplots on Bart and the Flanders, Lisa and a love interest, Marge and Homer's marriage are juggled in the movie.

While I can't help but feel The Simpson Movie acts like an extravagant TV special at times, the movie is worth seeing, especially the scenes you won't see on TV. Hint: Bart and Nudity.

Rating: 3.5/5

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