By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
The Simpsons Movie
For all of you hoping that The
Simpsons Movie is up to par with how the series used to be back in the day, it looks like Fox, Groening and crew have struck gold with this bigscreen version.
Official Reviews: The Simpsons Movie
Offiicial reviews have begun to surface for The Simpsons Movie and they are (so far) positive.
After 18 years and 400 episodes, “The Simpsons” has developed a wide array of potential moviegoers, from those who still watch to those who once watched to those who don’t watch anymore but now have kids that do. The question is how many will feel inspired to ante up for something so readily available for the price of enduring commercials and Fox’s incessant on-air promotion. Happily, the long-gestating movie itself offers a fine incentive, and Fox’s inspired marketing campaign (7-Eleven becoming Kwik-E-Mart? Genius) should ensure enough curiosity to stuff the studio’s pockets, as it were, with dollars from doughnuts.
A clever and spirited big-screen version of its better-known small-screen cousin.
"The Simpsons Movie" is everything a fan of the 18-year-old animated Fox television series could ask for. But then, Homer Simpson opens the movie by calling everyone in the audience "giant suckers" for paying to see what they get for free on TV. Looks like the world is full of giant suckers. Maybe some will download the movie or buy a pirated version just to feel better about being suckers. Even calculating theft into the equation -- along with the possibility that more than a few nonfans might want to catch the Simpsons on the big screen -- "The Simpsons Movie" looks like a winner for 20th Century Fox and Gracie Films.
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The Simpsons Movie opens to theaters on July 27th.