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9am, Wed 25 Jul
The Simpsons Movie
Vue Cinema, Angel, Islington
I'll happily go alone.
i havent seen it tho
I've seen the ten minute preview, but it's not leaked so can anyone say it's good?
i dont like him so i dont want to ask him anymore
*pisses on bonfire*
I hope that's wrong, however. There was a big thing about it yesterday in the Standard about how it's all gone back to slapstick etc etc
And Greenday are in the opening ten minutes
Saying that, I'll still happily go see it. Apparently they're planning on doing two more movies afterwards and making it a trilogy
"I'VE HEARD ...."
No one apart from Matt Groening and the head of Fox have seen it yet, aside from a ten minute preview last week in which fans and journalists both left saying it was amazing if it's that good all of the way through.
who worked on it.
The thing that bodes well is the fact they've brought in some of the old writers to do it
You are right about the "I've heard..." thing, though. But I HAVE read in more than one place that it doesn't look particularly promising, for whatever reason. I dunno. I want it to be good
It's basically the team who worked the peak (seasons 3-7) working on the film.
I have faith. I have to have faith. Much of my life has been leading up to this point.
3-7 really were the greatest.
when there wont be loads of kids around
Still finding it hard to get excited about it. Trailer didn't impress me... Spiderpig, WTF?
it's two days before general release and you can get to work for 11am.
you're one of few people geeky enough about the simpsons that i'd want to experience it with.
i have the morning off work. i assume i need to buy in advance?
The new episodes lack everything good about the programme so unless they've just saved everything worthwhile from nearly 10 years of crap...
The trailer looks shit
I dunno, I would say I don't want to be let down but I really have no expectations. The idea of an epic story isn't really what the simpsons is about for me and I feel that stuff like that links in with the newer crappier seasons.
It really upsets me how long it hasn't been special for, about 50% of it's lifespan, possibly more.
But I'm going to an evening viewing, and I think it's at some cinema in the west end?
True, but sad story.
well maybe I'll see you then!
basically people are expecting too much.
qu'est que c'est.
Yet even 10 minutes were enough to tell that The Simpsons Movie riffs on global society's two biggest moral panics: religion and the environment.
Look away now, spoilerphobes - this is what we know. The movie sees Green Day poisoned and drowning in the fetid Lake Springfield after interrupting a Duff Beer-sponsored show "to say one thing about the environment". At the memorial service, Grandpa Abe experiences a moment of religious possession, which prompts Marge to go off on a hare-brained journey of spiritual discovery. (As Groening said with an evil glint in his eye when asked about the movie's potential to offend, "we do posit the existence of a very active God".)
Elsewhere, while researching her school presentation on climate change (called, brilliantly, An Irritating Truth), Lisa falls in love with a conscientious Irish charmer named Colin ("although there's obviously a tragedy to the romance because they're Irish"). And oh yes, the naked-Bart skateboarding scene does exist, but it's far too genius to spoil with any more information than that.
In short, it looks like The Simpsons Movie is going to be worth the wait. Still sceptical? Consider that this joke, revealed by Groening, didn't make the movie, as Bart inadvertently gets stuck in an Egyptian sarcophagus:
Marge: "Homer, get him out of there!"
Homer: "Honey, he has to get over his fear of coffins one day."
pesonally I think that sounds dreadful
for the last 5 years or so, I'm looking forward to this as much as I looked forward to 'Who Killed Mr Burns Pt 2'. i.e. loads
the film should have been a 90-minute episode about (a resurrected/twin of) Frank Grimes.
though, and it wasn't very good.
someone talks some sense
a very, very close second.
not many people agree with me but I thought that Larry Burns was great.
"Whooa, put her back in, she's not done yet!"
*sheds a tear for the Simpsons of old*
someone was trying to killer Homer (or something), and it turned out to be Grimey's illegitimate son.
Actually literally - I have to catch a train.