Friday, July 27, 2007

Simpsons: Satire and paradox galore


The new Simpsons movie is out. What's not to love about a storyline "that champions environmental awareness but vilifies the EPA at the same time." Who can resist the exaggerated straight-laced qualities of Ned Flanders who is loved for honoring his neighbor by showing love to those in need, as well as those who abuse him? And how about the loony antics of a "charismatic" Grampa Simpson in church?

The CT movie review positively writes that "Beneath all the satire and irreverence, there's much love." Yet, as a caution, CT also warns, "If you're not a fan by this point, or if you regularly find yourself offended by the irreverent humor, take a pass, knowing that nothing has changed."

Haven't seen it, but I probably will at some point.

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