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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Can he swing from a web?

Here's the good news: The Simpsons Movie feels just like a very long episode. A good one. To those who may note that it doesn't have that "classic" ring to it (like the Monorail episode or the Worst. Episode. Ever) I suggest that no Simpsons episode seemed destined for fame and quoting, and no gag was ripe for endless recreation until some time had passed and the audiences had decided for themselves what to idolize. So, be patient.

But ok, one thing in the movie is surely a great new meme: the spider pig. Show me the person who didn't think that was the funniest bit in the (pretty bland) trailers. The writers knew they'd struck gold, and it shows, especially during the credits. Sit through them.

By the way, the whole experience of the movie was almost ruined for me by the awful, awful trailers for assuredly horrible comedies that will be defecated upon us later this year. Daddy Day Care. Alvin and the Chipmunks. The horror! The horror!


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