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The Simpsons Movie delivers exactly what you would expect from the family’s first foray onto the big screen. It plays just like one big episode, one big, really good episode. Homer dooms the town as he creates a huge toxic mess, yet in the end it’s up to him to save the day. And the journey from point A to point B is a good one. Bart’s interaction with Flanders is a high point.

There are no surprises in the movie, just the solid comedy we’ve come to expect in 18 years of The Simpsons on TV. They even mock their TV pedigree, taunting the audience for paying good money for something they can get on TV for free, mock promos for Fox shows and more. It all makes for movie perfection.

Make sure you stay for the credits, because the fun continues right up until the final credit crosses the screen.

The worst part of the movie experience today were the previews for a bunch on insipid looking comedies that are coming soon. The only one that looked of any interest is a new Horton Hears a Who. The animation looked stunning; not sure so about the script though. All the words in the trailer were not those of Dr. Seuss… and that just brings back bad memories of the Grinch movie.