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The Simpsons Movie

A comedy movie directed by David Silverman

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The Simpsons (Movie),

  • May 15, 2009
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It's hard to believe that the famous family from Springfield have finally released their first movie after twenty years of small screen success. After all, the time we live in is one of bringing anything that is remotely popular to the big screen. So what were the first thoughts that came to mind? Bomb! It's a pleasant surprise to say that this is the best Simpsons movie ever....so far. The movie begins with an Itchy and Scratchy skit and the humor continues throughout....Homer's opening line is particularly funny..."why should I pay to see something I get for free?"

After the opening sequence we learn the true plot of the film. The band Green Day is playing a concert on Lake Springfield when the pollution in the lake eats away the barge they were performing on and the aging grunge band meets an untimely demise. At the preceding funeral service, Rev. Lovejoy selects a member from the congregation to share the words God has filled within them. Through divine intervention Grandpa Simpson is chosen and delivers a rant straight from the Three Stooges....a curly tail and thousand eyes will doom us all....EPA, EPA, EPA!

This is where the Simpsons clan separate and each take a different route that ultimately culminate to the film's plot. Trying to raise awareness about the dangerous levels of pollution in Springfield, Lisa Simpson meets her male equivalent and nags the townsfolk into cleaning-up the town. Bart Simpson finds himself on the wrong end of Homer's anger for laughing at something funny....then enters into a dare contest with Homer that ends up with Bart skateboarding naked to Krusty Burger where he finds a father figure in Ned Flanders.

Marge Simpson is bent on solving the Grandpa riddle and trades her pregnancy pants to Comic book Guy for a cell phone recording of the old man's church rant. Homer Simpson, after avoiding a one hour parenting course for daring his son to skateboard naked finds a new best friend in Spider Pig....later named Harry Plopper. Well, it seems Spider Pig is the cause of Grandpa's revelation and after Homer dumps the pig crap silo into Lake Springfield, the town is labeled the most polluted town in America by Russ Cargill, who sets in motion a plan that will seal Springfield in a dome...and later destroy the town all together.

All the characters of the popular television series make an appearance and it's interesting to see how Matt Groening would produce the Simpsons if it was in a later time slot. Homer does take a lot of abuse in the film which, in my opinion, was a bit tiring, but other than that the film was well done and the comedy lasts throughout the entire movie.

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review by . May 02, 2011
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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE may not qualify for the honor of "Best. Movie. Ever," but even the harshest critics like Comic Book Guy will find little to dislike in this hilarious comedy. Springing from Fox?s hit series, the movie expands the adventures of the Springfield residents into a feature-length film. Here Homer?s selfish antics (and a hankering for free donuts) are responsible for a horrific ecological disaster that could spell the end for Springfield. So it?s up to the paunchy patriarch to save his family and the town from the mess that he has created.

Just as in the Emmy-winning show, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE skillfully combines smart satire with inspired silliness. Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, and other regulars of the series provide laughs with their vocal talents, while Albert Brooks is hilarious as the film?s villain. Though THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is best seen after a lifetime of watching reruns of the show and repeating its endlessly quotable lines, viewers don?t have to be die-har...
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