I think I died a little inside when we watched that movie. I went in with few expectations but nevertheless came out completely disappointed. It was my idea for Joe and me to see it, and once the credits rolled I turned to Joe, paused, and said “I’m sorry.” He laughed heartily and said that made it all worth it.
There were just too many things wrong. I wish they could have made just a really long episode, you know tv style… Not this heavy crap. Bart realizing his dad is an asshole, but is eventually ok with it. And that Marge is finally, really, actually leaving Homer – and not in a funny way, in a really sad and heartbreaking way. I love the disfunctional family comedy aspect of the show, it leaves everything else to the imagination and somehow they survive through it all, sometime when we’re not watching – delving into their actual problems broke the 4th wall for me. Flanders is a bigger role than Moe, Barney, Carl and Lenny combined – what the heck? Those silly bar characters are some of my favorites. Dr. Hibberd, Apu and…. someone else, can’t remember, all ask Mr. Burns to turn the electricity back on?? The out of character cameos were farfetched and obvious. Gah.
I knew it was going to be bad, but I hoped I was going to be wrong… ah well, now I know not to see the sequel – unless it’s free.