In case you are living under a rock, The Simpsons movie opens this Friday. With all of the marketing surrounding this, you'd think it was the biggest movie ever. A handful of 7-11s turned into Kwik-E-Marts, commercials have been blaring across the TV every 10-15 minutes and it is mentioned on almost every entertainment website out there. Personally, I'm not too excited about this. I haven't watched the Simpsons in years. It's gotten boring. I remember when it was nothing but 30-second shorts on the Tracy Ullman Show. Back then it was edgy. Now it's overdone. You figure, the show has been on the air for 18 years. Maybe it's time the show was retired. On the plus side, I will say that some of the commercials are funny. Though I don't know how that will translate to an hour and a half movie. The clip where Homer is holding the pig up to the ceiling while singing "Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider Pig does" is funny but I can see the writers taking that too far and letting it go on for 10 minutes instead of ending the joke there.
There aren't any movies opening this weekend that would be good competition for The Simpsons so I imagine it will take the box office. I'll be waiting until next weekend when The Bourne Ultimatum opens.