It's my fault, really, for getting too hyped up about this.
It was okay. I wasn't too impressed, and the first act felt awfully slow to me... Things started picking up at the trial and then at the end of the second act. The dialogue felt really, really unnatural to me in the first bit, really... A lot of it just felt so forced and I wasn't really able to lose myself in it.
Though what I really liked was Bart's portrayl in this episode, jokes on how stupid he is aside (seriously? The kid is intelligent... don't give me crap like "the easiest maze in the world!" and him getting excited over it). His behaviour in the court room was great, his conversation with Cecil was great, and those bits with Bob at the end were pretty good, too, how he slowly started to realize that he might actually die and started to become a little more panicked. So for the most part, I loved him in this.
Didn't like Lisa's discovery/explanation in this one... Can't compare to Krusty Gets Busted or Black Widower in the slightest. Also, why do they have to continue dragging jokes on? Like in the beginning, we actually see Moe watching some Sesame Street DVD. The joke would have been okay if they had cut it off with Moe running off-screen after the SUV. It didn't need to be continued.
DID like, though, how it seemed to be getting a little more back to the basics with Sideshow Bob episodes. All of the right characters were there, and Bob was mostly after Bart in the end, which I greatly prefer to swearing revenge on the whole Simpson family.
So far, KABF doesn't seem any different from JABF. I'd have given this a 3/5 but some great stuff from Bart is enough to bump it up one more - at this point, 4/5, B. I still feel kind of underwhelmed, but I'll see how it plays on the second time since I won't be anticipating it as much then.