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Okay the Simpsons Movie sucked too

Saturday, August 4, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Yesterday I said the movie theater was totally broken and hopelessly out of date. It's true. One of the movie companies ought to invest a billion dollars in upgrading their theaters to HD. Double the ticket price. How many people who drive Hondas get a chance to drive an Audi? How many people who can't afford a kickass home theater would pay $20 to see a movie, no matter how mediocre, in an HD theater? I'd pay for sure, if it were better than my home theater. I want to know what I can aspire to. Permalink to this paragraph

Anyway, I digress.... Permalink to this paragraph

Even if the Simpsons Movie were playing in one of those theaters, it would still suck bigtime. Just to be sure I watched a random Simpsons episode this morning. Yup. It's still good. Irreverent, abusive, horribly politically incorrect. That's why it's such a great show! Permalink to this paragraph

But the movie was edited by the censors who edit all Hollywood fare. That meant it followed the normal Star Wars plot, problem created, live with the problem for a while, solve the problem, everyone is happy. Scroll the credits. Permalink to this paragraph

That's not The Simpsons!! Permalink to this paragraph

There was one scene, where they had Bart throwing something at Homer over and over. I don't remember what it was, but it was so funny I couldn't see through my eyes I was laughing so hard. That's The Simpsons. Ths film was the creation of the ghost of that horrible Hollywood dwarf guy who used to be Lyndon Johnson's personal elf. (They should have put him in the movie, editing a movie within a movie.) Permalink to this paragraph

The rest of the movie was so lame even Dr Nick couldn't save it. Permalink to this paragraph

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