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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by missy_misery » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:30 am

The sad thing is that it makes it look like it's aping the "South Park" movie - and that's not only years old but also poked perfect fun at the hystrionic tendancies of people protesting the show in the first place.  If they're trying to ape "Family Guy", they're forgetting that that show brings something entirely different to the table...doesn't help that FG is roughly a hundred thousand homes from beating OFF in the ratings.

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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by fellranger » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:01 pm

I totaly agree with Fernie here.
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Post by Casper » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:52 pm

fellranger wrote:
I totaly agree with Fernie here.
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... doh! Sorry  :-[

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Post by Stretch_Dude » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:33 am

They aired a new trailer during tonight's episode, and I dare say I liked it.
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Post by Officer 1BDI » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:07 am

I don't think a name exists for the level of elation I'm feeling for this movie right now.  I know the other trailers were pretty bad, but... aye carumba.  The animation was flat out gorgeous, I actually laughed at some of the jokes (not all, but most), and there were actually slivers of a plot shining through!

It's up on Apple Trailers if you missed it.

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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by skajme » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:29 am

i watched it on apple trailers earlier on, and it did make me giggle a couple of times! a few things worry me though..like homer having a pig for a start =/

got to agree about the animation though, i think i actually said 'woah' out loud!
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Post by Terry Y » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:03 pm

Anything for those of us without Quicktime?
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Post by Officer 1BDI » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:51 pm

If you scroll down the third page of this thread, the user jim2386 has put the movie up as an MPG for download.
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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:15 pm

Finally a proper length trailer!

Well, good and bad feelings about this one. As a trailer, it's funny and well done. The clips *look* good.

The downside: still no semblance of a plot, and none of the clips are outstandingly funny (the Burns scene probably comes closest). Obviously, I appreciate that they're not giving away too much or spoiling good jokes, but... Oh well. I had fun watching this.
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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by Terry Y » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:45 am

Ho...ly...crap. 

It looks....good!  A bit disjointed, but still good.  Get here soon, July!
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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by sabrina_diamond » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:45 am

Wow, this is amazing!!! Plot, the Simpsons, a Pig! Mr Burns in all his eeevilness! Bart on a screen, Lisa fainting! The mayhem! Town people gone crazy, Alaskan dogs! Action! Comedy... eh, I could go on, but seriously, this is whoa stuff!  :o

But if the movie doesn't meet my expectations... then I'll rent it out on video...  ;D :doh:
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Post by gkscotty » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:49 am

Stuff in Aint it Cool should always be taken with a pinch of salt of course, but this is maybe relevant to your interests.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32357

Some spoilers.

There's some things in there that I approve of. A few that sound very, very bad to me.
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Post by D.B. » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:35 am

gkscotty wrote:There's some things in there that I approve of. A few that sound very, very bad to me.
Yeah. Apparently it manages to avoid its humor being driven by obscure references. Oh, goody...
I also dislike the way the reviewer states there's some good father / son material involving Bart and Homer (this is fine) but then states that it'll probably go over the head of most fans (this is less fine).
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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by fellranger » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:28 pm

I don't think either of the reviewers were the sharpest tools in the shed and I'm pretty sceptical about some of what they claimed.  Assuming most of it's true, I'm not encouraged at all.  Yes, the Homer and Bart stuff is a nice idea but it's still looking like they're on the same "Homer 'n Bart Show" kick that the show has been mired in for some time.  It sounds like they've made a reasonable attempt to tie the various storylines of the rest of the family together and this could be interesting but it still sounds like they've been sidelined.  How they can introduce this mystery bad guy (I wonder if this is a "star" guest voice?) and cut out Burns beggars belief and wow folks, they've used the freedom of the silver screen to allow Homer to swear at a bunch of people....oooh....how cutting edge.  I don't know, maybe these two just remembered the bits that appealed to their tastes, I hope that's the case...
           
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Re: The Official Simpsons Movie Thread

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:23 pm

Fellranger pretty much sums up my opinions. It doesn't sound awful, but some things make me wary, namely: getting rid of those pernicious obscure references (I didn't know they still had them!); new villain that sounds a lot like a guest voice to me; and coarse language WHILE AT THE SAME TIME having unusually lame I&S scenes.

And after the trailer, I was *really* hoping for Burns to be the villain. Dammit, has he been the villain of *any* episode after "Simple Simpson"?

EDIT: By the way, has OFF ever had any *really* obscure references? I don't just mean the occasional scene from a film I've never seen (which would be most of them), I mean ones that made the episode impossible to enjoy due to their reconditeness.

If it hasn't, I don't see how they're such a big problem.
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Bring them all back down to their knees!
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