During the school term I get Fridays to myself because I don’t go to work. This time goes amazingly quickly considering I help out with reading to the kids on Friday mornings and don’t get home until 9.30. I then need to think about arriving back at school at around 3pm
Last Friday I decided I would go to see a movie by myself – a rare pleasure in my life.
I wanted to see the new Harry Potter film but it finished past the 3pm deadline so I saw the new Simpsons movie. I’m a big fan of The Simpsons and try to catch the new episodes when they’re aired on television here. Unfortunately Channel 10 shows repeats all the time so it’s not always easy to tell which episodes are new and which aren’t.
I did wonder how the transition from half hour show to one and a half hour movie would pan out but the time flew while I was in there which is a good sign. There was a story to carry the audience through this extra time and many references to the fact that we were watching a movie, eg Bart writing on the blackboard at the beginning of the show ‘It is illegal to download movies’. There were also many other references to movies including a movie within a movie at one stage.
I wondered if they would follow the same formula in the tv shows where there is a lead in to the main story that really has nothing to do with the main story even though they kind of connect, but this wasn’t the case.
There were some things we’ve never seen before from the characters like Lisa having a love interest and Bart valuing Flanders as a father figure.
I enjoyed the experience and I think there will be a sequel. When you watch it stay for the credits is all I will say.