Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mmm... Feature Film

Finally got back into the theater tonight to see The Simpsons movie. I think I agree with the reviews that liked it, but noted that, for the most part, there's not too much here that you'd not see on the TV. I'd also agree that, even with that caveat, it was better than the average new comedy film.

About the only thing I'd have liked to see was a little bit more of the supporting characters, mostly the Springfield Elementary crowd that gets short shrift until the end of the picture. I'd also had some hope that this would be the vehicle to finally get Bart to Antarctica, but it wasn't to be.

We saw the film at Hollywood Hits, which started as a discount theater but is now just an independent showing first-run films along with the occasional indie/foriegn film. I liked it better in its original guise.

Trailers seen before the movie:

Underdog - Live action version of the venerable cartoon. It looks awful. I have a low tolerance for live action movies featuring things talking that normally do not talk.

Hairspray - I'll take the original, thanks. I'm sure this is a nice adaptation of the musical, John Travolta notwithstanding.

Horton Hears a Who - thankfully not another live action version of a Dr. Seuss book. Not thankfully, Jim Carrey finds his way back to Seuss material as the voice of Horton. Steve Carrel voices one of the Whos, which is problematic as all I could think of was that the character's name should be Michael Scott Who.


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