The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie is a brilliant masterpiece of art, humor, and entertainment. Audiences have eagerly awaited this moment for nearly two decades now. Loosening up the crowd The Simpsons Movie opens with a short of Itchy and Scratchy-leading into Homer’s first appearance in the film and in my opinion one of his funniest moments ever!
The Simpsons are back at it in this full feature film giving the promo tagline great credibility “See our family and feel better about yours”. The story is all about Homer and his family! Sitting in church one Sunday morning a prophecy is revealed and low and behold it might be a prophecy that will change Springfield forever. Homer neglects the importance of the prophecy and does not realize that events in his future will change life for his neighbors and family.
All prophecies aside Homer finds himself a pig at the local Krusty Burger and adopts it as his own to keep the “spider pig” from becoming a grease burger that even a clown would refuse to eat. Bringing home a pig depicts Homer’s lack of mental awareness of rationality and hints of frustration from his wife Marge show that Homer is truly a blockhead of pure testosterone. In Homer’s defense he comes up with an ingenious way to accommodate all of the hog manure on their newly developed urban farm…he simply neglects the details of how to dispose of it all!
Lisa is motivated at a Greenday concert to clean up the cities lake that is so polluted it has become a health hazard. Lisa goes on a door to door fiasco trying to convince the town that action must be taken to prevent the lake from being destroyed. While so mature acting Lisa gets slap happy as she meets her Irish musician hunk that is quite endowed to change the world by making it greener. Standing together they attempt to bring awareness to the community and stop illegal dumping in Springfield’s Lake.
Who would have thought that Lisa’s own father would become her worst nightmare as he impulsively disposes large sums of manure into Springfield’s now clean and green lake causing animals to mutate and the government to intervene in the lives of Springfield’s residents.
Springfield is placed in quarantine by direct orders of the President and soon the News notifies the community that one man is to blame…Homer Simpson. At this moment Homer’s town turns on him and would like to see nothing less than Homer eliminated from their once peaceful and loving community. Homer amazingly escapes some close calls and flees Springfield for more of the rural atmosphere.
While enjoying the simple life-the Simpsons become aware that the condition of Springfield has worsened and the government is going to make a land monument out of their once called home. The Simpsons face the hard reality of going back to the people they love and facing the consequences of destroying their lives in the hope that they can save Springfield.
What made this movie so enjoyable?
Simpson creator Matt Groening is not afraid to make jokes and laugh about the Simpson TV series…if you can’t laugh at yourself every once in awhile you might be doomed with a poor sense of humor (while pulling the entire audience to contribute with chuckles and roars as well}
Bart and Homer have some great moments of interaction full of comic relief.
Ads…Fox advertised so many of their TV shows it was hilarious!
Subtitles! Every once in awhile a subtitle will pop up and comically lead its’ way to laughter.
Catchy lines that will be quoted over and over and over again
Most Memorable: Ned Flanders “Look at that, you can see the four states that border Springfield: Ohio, Nevada, Maine, and Kentucky!”
Catch the nuances from the TV show-sure to give you a laugh.
All our favorite characters are back!
Reality-Bart got his genes from his Dad!
Why do they do some of things they do? Because they can!
Complete with Movie References, Corrupted Politics, and the hard-hitting truth of Current Events.
The Simpsons Movie was fantastic and probably the funniest animated film of all times! Enjoy the comic relief, ponder the current event controversies, and be glad that you spent your money on a very entertaining 87 minutes (AND STAY FOR THE CREDITS!).