Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons just hit the big screen, with Homer "doing it again!" and causing havoc to the environment. It jeopardizes the health of the whole town that President Schwarzenegger decides to seal Springfield with a big plastic dome.
Though the Simpons are noted for being campy, creating endless surprises and amazement among the audience, it didn't quite reach the "campiness" level it deserves. It may have chosen an appropriate and a timely theme, but it didn't tackle it that effectively. It fell back to the level of an ordinary cartoon situation failing to rise above its expected depth and style.
One would show the using Simpson conventions of undoing every problem they have done. Beyond that, Ned Flanders may be the man of the show, as he would provide what Bart sorely needs - a caring father. It's true that Homer is hilarious and ridiculous. But he may have been a bit too much for the audience to handle.