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Sep 12, 2007

The Simpsons Movie

I would just like to state, for the record, that I have no idea why I went to see this movie. It was the weekend, I was bored, and I fondly remember "The Simpsons" from the earlier days when it was actually funny. You remember, back when the show was devoted to skewering stereotypes mercilessly and making fun of all kinds of irrational/idiotic behavior.

The movie, however, makes no sense at all. They got the bizarre element of humor down pat, but they never added another element to make it truly funny. (See Scott Adams' "two of six" rule.) Most of the bizarre-ness leaves you asking "where the heck are they going with this?" Then, when they get there, you kind of wonder why they bothered.

Everything that even tried to be surprising fell flat. Oh, Arnold is president. Like we couldn't see that one coming a mile away. You know what would have been funnier? Gallagher. Or something. Arnold was too obvious.


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