I am a casual Simpsons fan at best I find the show entertaining and it certainly has staying power but, in my opinion, it has been surpassed by 3 other shows. South Park, Family Guy and Futurama. I was however, really looking forward to seeing what direction they would go with the movie. Whether they would produce a classic like South Park - Bigger, Longer, Uncut or define their presence another way. The movie itself is quite short and very simple. The length is almost abrupt considering the actual story-lines available (and there are many). Almost all the characters are present in some capacity but only a few actually say anything, which was a crying shame. The animation is a hell of a lot better than the show, but that doesn't really do much for the actual situations. Like I said, the premise is very simple and the conclusion is very logical. It's like watching a long, very average, Simpsons episode. I am sure the movie will continue to rake in money, a lot like the turds that were Spiderman 3 and Shrek the Third have done and it is certainly amusing in many portions. But considering the lineage, it's as if the Transformers movie were released with the blocky characters and concentrated solely on Megatron and Optimus Prime with a couple of side distractions for each and finished with a "oh, well I guess we'll end this then" sort of feel at the end. Watch it, it's entertaining, but it was a huge disappointment compared to what it COULD and, more importantly, SHOULD have been. Simpsons didn't get to where they are now in the American Psyche by pussy-footing around. 3.5/5 OSNN stars.