If you saw it, what did you think?
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If you saw it, what did you think?
Did anyone catch the full writer / producer credits? I think there were about five people on each list. I'm pretty sure the writers' list started with James L. Brooks, Groening, and David Mirkin (?!). Between writing this short and hosting the Comic Con panel, it's nice to see Mirkin taking a slightly-more-active role. Anyone else of interest on there?
(There's already a thread about it)
I liked it a lot, especially the end. 4.5/5
This movie seems to be well received. Even Dead Homer Society liked it. Still doesn't make me want to see Ice Age 4, though.
Last edited by irvine_11; 07-16-2012 at 08:18 AM.
My Simpsons Season Rankings:
6 > 8 > 7 > 5 > 3 > 2 > 4 > 1 > 9 > 15 > 13 > 14 > 10 > 16 > 12 > 11 > 22 > 21 > 17 > 24 > 19 > 20 > 23 > 18
My Simpsons Season 24 Ratings:
Moonshine River - B- Treehouse of Horror XXIII - C Adventures in Baby-Getting - B Gone Abie Gone - C+ Penny Wiseguys - D- A Tree Grows in Springfield - D+ The Day the Earth Stood Cool - B To Cur, with Love - B Homer Goes to Prep School - F A Test Before Trying - C+ Changing of the Guardian - B- Love is a Many-Splintered Thing - F Hardly Kirk-ing - C+ Gorgeous Grampa - D Black Eyed, Please - A- Dark Night Court - D What Animated Women Want - C Pulpit Friction - C- Whiskey Business - B- The Fabulous Faker Boy - C The Saga of Carl Carlson - C- Dangers on a Train - D-
it's actually the 4th.
i'm just waiting till it's on youtube or whatever.
Well I was surprised that I wasn't the oldest childless person in the theatre and that it seemed like many people knew about the short (but nobody else just stayed for this short). Also glad that they showed it since this is the kind of stuff they usually don't show at my local theatre. Anyway, for the review I'll say that I've enjoyed the short a lot even though I'll start with the nit-picking.
First, I thought the 3D was kind of unnecessary and that the writers knew it since it was only important for one - bad - gag. And I thought I was going to see the same kind of decent style common with good new era episodes, with some of the first gags kind of "meh" (the intelligence detector, the unmotivational poster in the background I know) but this is kind of passable since this is so short. Then the actual story was, like the movie, in a quality not quite classic-era worthy but better than post-classic. Then everything went smoothly with some good smiling-moment but nothing too laugh out loud as you would expect from a Maggie silent film. But it was clever and very sweet. Hope you don't mind that I write a review almost longer than the short film itself but I enjoyed this one and I think this comes to the expectation of what most of us had thinking about Simpsons shorts before a movie.
I'm not really interested in Ice Age 4, so I'll just wait for YouTube or something.
You can do anything if you put your mind to it.
Everything happens for a reason.
Just be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
About to go and see it today, for some reason I have very high expectations.
Update: Well I saw and was pleased, I'd Give it a 4/5, it was enjoyable, and although I wish it was longer, it was just great to see The Simpsons on the big screen, and I think the 3D worked pretty well, adding some depth without being in your face (like Ice Age 4).
It could have been funnier but it was sweet and I enjoyed it more than Ice Age 4, which was pretty bad:
I won't bother elaborating but there were very few good jokes along with mediocre acting and a very simple plot. Funnily enough I went till the end of the film thinking that a character was voiced by Mila Kunis, just to find out it was someone I never heard of =p.
And if anyone cares turns out Nicki Minaj and Drake have minor (Pointless) roles in this film.
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I liked it a lot and I'd love to see more Simpsons shorts in front of different movies, I'd give a 4/5
Ice Age on the other hand I'd give a 1/5.
The short, if not laugh out loud funny, more than succeeds at being charming, entertaining and heart warming. More of this, Simpsons' staff.
It's on Youtube now, btw.
Wow, I really liked it! So simple, yet so heartwrenching. Very, very good job.
The original Favorite and least favorite by season
Shorts: 1: The Pacifier Watching TV 2: World War III Maggie's Brain 3: Bathtime Scary Movie
Episodes: 1: Krusty Gets Busted The Telltale Head 2: Bart Gets an F The War of the Simpsons 3: Homer at the Bat Separate Vocations 4: Brother From the Same Planet Krusty Gets Kancelled 5: Cape Feare $pringfield 6: Homer Badman Lisa on Ice 7: King-Size Homer Lisa the Iconoclast 8: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 9: Girly Edition The Trouble with Trillions 10: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" 11: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder 12: HOMЯ Tennis the Menace 13: Tales from the Public Domain She of Little Faith 14: The Dad Who Knew Too Little Helter Shelter 15: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner Bart-Mangled Banner 16: Don't Fear the Roofer She Used to Be My Girl 17: My Fair Laddy The Italian Bob 18: The Haw-Hawed Couple You Kent Always Say What You Want 19: Funeral for a Fiend All About Lisa 20: Gone Maggie Gone Four Great Women and a Manicure 21: The Bob Next Door The Color Yellow 22: Homer Scissorhands How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? 23: The Falcon and the D'ohman A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again 24: Hardly Kirk-ing What Animated Women Want
Wow. This proves that they can do a good job if inclined to (I mean, when their work is demonstrated prior to a very popular movie). Also remarkable is that they accomplished it with Michael Price on the writing crew, a writer known for only a couple or so of good episodes.
I bet they saved a ton of money by not using any of the voice-actors.
I think the writers did a pretty good job putting a nice but short 5 minute film. It's very simple and cute. I gave it a 4/5.
Ha! That was very cute. 4/5
I saw a crappy Youtube version. It was really cute! 4.5/5 A- It was emotional without being sappy, which is something I haven't seen on the show for a while.
Season 24: Moonshine River: C | Treehouse of Horror XXIII: B- | Adventures in Baby-Getting: B+ | Gone Abie Gone: C+ | Penny-Wiseguys: D+ | A Tree Grows in Springfield: C- | The Day the Earth Stood Cool: B+ | To Cur With Love: B+ | Homer Goes to Prep School: C | A Test Before Trying: B- | The Changing of the Guardian: C+ | Love is a Many-Splintered Thing: C | Hardly Kirk-ing: B- | Gorgeous Grampa: B+ | Black-Eyed, Please: B- | Dark Knight Court: B- | What Animated Women Want: C | Pulpit Friction: B- | Whiskey Business: C | The Fabulous Faker Boy: C | The Saga of Carl Carlson: B- | Dangers on a Train: B+
My Season Rankings: 4, 7, 5, 6, 8, 3, 2, 9, 1, 15, 14, 16, 10, 13, 21, 20, 17, 19, 23, 22, 12, 18, 11
I think almost all of us saw the crappy YouTube version.
i don't know, it was alright. nothing would make me want to watch it again though.
It was cute. They should try doing something like that on the show. It's amazing what can be accomplished without overlong gags that don't work and a simple story.
Watched it on YouTube. Not bad, actually. It was kinda cute, Reminiscent of Maggie's subplot in A Streetcar Named Marge. 4/5 (B)
I just saw it on YouTube and I really enjoyed it. It was simple, but funny and creative at the same time. Better than a lot of actual episodes. 5/5
Saw it on youtube.
Really sweet. Loved the Maggie and Gerald chase, and it must have all looked amazing in 3D...but a four minute movie's not worth a cinema ticket.
it was... fine. nothing special but definitely superior to the show at the moment. i'll give it a generous 4/5
I hope they have time to slip the short in the bonuses of Season 15 (DVD boxset). It would be a great bonus !
you are going to kill me because I am not sure how write in english
The Simpsons - Season 24: Moonshine River: B+ | Treehouse Of Horror XXIII: B+ | Adventures In Baby-Getting: B+ | Gone Abie Gone: B+ | Penny-Wiseguys: C+ | A Tree Grows in Springfield: B- | The Day the Earth Stood Cool: A- | To Cur with Love: B+
Family guy Season 11: Into Fat Air: B- | Ratings Guy: C+ | The Old Man and the Big 'C': B | Yug Ylimaf: A- | Joe's Revenge: C+ | Lois Comes Out Of Her Shell: B- | Friends Without Benefits: B+ | Jesus, Mary and Joseph!: D+ | Space Cadet: B | Brian's Play: A | The Giggity Wife: C | Valentine's Day in Quahog: A- | Chris Cross: C | Call Girl: D+ | Turban Cowboy: F | 12 and a Half Angry Men: C | Bigfat: C+ | Total Recall: C+ | Save the Clam: C | Farmer Guy: C-
American dad - Season 7: Love, AD Style: B+ | Killer Vacation: B- |Can I Be Frank With You: B- | American Stepdad: A | Why Can't We Be Friends?: B+ | Ad-Ventures in Hayleysitting: B+ | National Treasure 4: F | Finger Lenting Good: B | The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari: B+ | Blood Crieth Unto Heaven: C | Max Jets: B- | Naked to the Limit: B+ | For Black Eyes Only: C | Spelling bee my baby: A- | The Missing Kink: B- | The Boring Identity; B+ | The Full Cognitive Redaction: A- | Lost in Space: A
Bob's burger season 3: Ear-sy Rider: B+ | Full Bars: B | Bob Fires the Kids: B | Mutiny on the Windbreaker: B | An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal: B | The Deepening: B+ | Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks: B+ | The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene: A- | God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins: A- | Mother Daughter Laser Razor: B- | Nude Beach: B+ | Broadcast Wagstaff School News: A+ | My Fuzzy Valentine: B- | Lindapendant Woman: B | O.T.: The Outside Toilet: B+ | Topsy: B+ | Two for Tina: B- | It Snakes a Village: C+ | Family Fracas: B- | The Kids Run the Restaurant: B+ | Boyz 4 Now: A- | Carpe Museum: B-
I enjoyed it a lot
It's nice to see some actual acting for once and it's neat to see how much of the simpsons' spirit is present despite the lack of dialogue (that your future is literally determined by the authorities as a baby, often wrong technologies, bleakest black, etc.). it's cute and the visuals (as far as I could tell from a grainy youtube video) looked great and the gags are good too (chuckled at raggedy ayn rand dolls and the baby orchestra). the show translates well, it's like a pixar short with a bit more bite. I'd be happy if they cancelled the show tomorrow and just did shorts like these from now on
my only complaint is that the politics is inconsistent - there's no point in keeping the ayn rand school (and ms. sinclair!) except for fanservice, since the whole objectivism thing (mocked so well in streetcar) doesn't really jibe well with the National Security State stuff
What I would like to see after the show is over is more of this; quaint, short, self-contained stories featuring our favorite characters. Much like The Seemingly Never-Ending Story or 22 Short Films about Springfield, some of the best Simpsons humor comes from short subjects, and Maggie is the shortest subject yet. The short was more pathos than anything, although I found it much more endearing and interesting than that Season 4 "Let's imitate the Rugrats" segment in A Streetcar Named Marge. The animation was great, the characters fleshed-out well from their facial expressions and movements (no dialogue was really needed here) and it just... worked.
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