I don’t usually watch the SImpsons on TV, so I didn’t have any high expectations for the movie. I think if you go in expecting it to be like an episode from the show (like the Family Guy movie was) you’ll be blown away: the graphics and animation style are excellent and kind of remind me of the style used in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Everything is computer-animated, but the cartoon-style drawings are fully preserved and emulated using computer animation.
Everything looks a lot smoother and it’s really easy on the eyes. One thing I don’t like about traditional cartoons is the often jagged character movements and panning. You don’t get any of that in the Simpsons movie, though, it looks great.
The plot was compelling, more so than the average episode and the humor was great too, but it closely resembled the traditional style of the Simpsons. A little over the top, and often very physical.
Worth watching, even if you normally don’t watch the Simpsons.