Sunday, August 05, 2007

Reviews from the 'Boro (Volume 2)

This week, Orson Scott Card from The Rhino Times was too busy talking about why he hates both sports and his new AOL service to review a new film, but Yes! Weekly's Glen Baity managed to peep The Simpson's Movie. Here's a clip of what he said:

At this point, it's safe to say The Simpsons Movie can't be judged by any conventional criteria. Much like the series since the beginning of its second season, the movie exists in a self-referential universe, relying on preexisting familiarity with an exhaustive list of characters: Not just Homer, Marge, Maggie, Bart and Lisa, but Mr. Burns, Apu, Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, Milhouse, Ralph Wiggum, Ned Flanders and about 100 other supporting personalities.

All those wide-eyed friends and neighbors converge on the big screen for one of the only event movies this summer that isn't even a little bit disappointing.

(Click the blue text to read the rest of Glen's review.)

Apparently, Glen dug the film a little more than I did. I gave the film a 'neutral' rating on Thursday's show, and called it 'A video rental, at best.' That's not to say that the film was horrible, I just thought people would be better off watching it on home video, or to take Homer's advice, on TV for free.


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