5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Jaded and barely watchable,
This review is from: The Simpsons Movie (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
It's all been said. Homer isn't a lovable dope; he is a callous, unfeeling, completely selfish ingrate. No substance to the film. The "messages" of environmentalism and the EPA run rampant are unserious and ultimately trivial. It's one thing to apply absurdities and bizarre exaggerations in a plot, but this film is disconnected from anything real or meaningful, including issues, characters, narratives, or anything else that can sustain interest; The Simpsons is nothing more than a timid Family Guy. Good for cheap laughs. Period. It's a totally jaded film. And the funniest joke in the movie involves Homer gluing his hands to his groin. Hilarious.
A few clever slapstick jokes keep the film from being a total waste of time; but it's much closer to one star than 3 stars. It's a shame that nearly 200 people thought this dreck amounted to a 5-star classic.