By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
The Simpsons Movie
Though I am sure that there are millions of you out there that want The
Simpsons Movie to be great, the Guardian Unlimited is already willing to call the film 'brilliant' after only watching a ten-minute segment.
Ten Minutes of The Simpsons Movie Brilliant
So you are saying that ten minutes of the film are brilliant and not the whole thing, right? The whole thing?... Based off ten minutes?
Last night the world got the first glimpse of what host Danny Baker described - not completely ridiculously - as an event on the scale of a Beatles reunion. The press were given a sickeningly brief first look at ten minutes of the first ever Simpsons movie, along with a backslapping audience of Baker, show creator Matt Groening and executive producer Al Jean.
Don't worry, though: unless these were literally the only 10 fun minutes out of 90, The Simpsons Movie seems as brilliant as it should be. Where the sublime South Park movie Bigger, Longer and Uncut depicted a gay affair between Saddam Hussein and Satan, Al Jean claimed last night that the theme of their movie was basically "that a man should listen to his wife".
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.
The critique goes on to explain exactly what was shown during those ten minutes, so you might not want to read on.
The Simpsons Movie opens to theatres on July 27th.