I held no high expectations for this film, as the last few seasons have been marginal. Why would I think it would turn around because it was going to be on the big screen?
Gene Shalit said, “You’ll laugh till your knees hurt and you can’t breathe“. I’m guessing the same could be said about Mr. Shalit on a decent flight of stairs too.
NPR was probably more accurate with: ‘Bigger, Longer, Underwhelming‘.
There were clearly funny moments, funny lines and site gags, but it just didn’t gel with me. The entire cast of Springfield gets in on the act…..each for about 2.7 seconds. At least Ralph makes the most of his screen time – though you knew he would.
We took my niece and nephew and they seemed to really enjoy it. I just thought it was ok.
Anyway you look at it – the Simpsons Movie is leaps and bounds over the shit-pile that is going to be Alvin and the Chipmunks. ….and you only think I’m kidding!