4 items from 2015
★★★★☆ The debut feature from BBC veterans Andy Hamilton and Guy Jerkin, What We Did on Our Holiday is one of 2014's most big-hearted, surprising and thoroughly likable films. While in many ways essentially the big screen version of an acclaimed, subtly developed sitcom - In this case, Outnumbered - it skips around the traps that befell the likes of The Inbetweeners (2011) or The Simpsons Movie (2007). Those films most resembled out of control episodes of their parent television shows, where jokes were allowed to repeat, fester and wear thin on even thinner story arcs. This feature uses allows the themes of the show to crystallise; the writers pushing the boundaries of the classic British family film.
- CineVue UK
Considering The Simpsons Movie grossed $527 million back in 2007 and the show continues to pull in strong ratings in its 26th season, it’s a huge surprise that we haven’t seen Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the rest of Springfield back on the big screen.
Last year, as the show celebrated its 25th anniversary, James L. Brooks discussed the chances of a second movie, suggesting that there’d not really been any talk of a sequel; however, executive producer Al Jean has now revealed to EW that the January 4th episode ‘The Man Who Came to Be Dinner’ – which saw the family abducted by the aliens Kang and Kodos – almost served as the basis for The Simpsons Movie 2:
“Two of the allures were exploring the rules of the new world and the cinematic nature of doing something in space,” states Jean. “But then we were worried that people »
- Gary Collinson
After years of wondering whether we might ever see a Simpsons Movie sequel, it turns out we’ve already seen it. Sort of. In the first episode of 2015, the family was whisked away to Rigel 7, the home planet of aliens Kang and Kodos, where Homer is almost eaten as a meal. Now Simpsons executive producer […]
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- Angie Han
The plot for an abandoned sequel to The Simpsons Movie has been revealed.
Recent episode 'The Man Who Came to Be Dinner' was originally intended to serve as the follow-up to the comedy's 2007 big screen outing.
The episode saw Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie visit Diz-Nee Land, before being snatched by drooling aliens Kang and Kodos and taken to their home planet of Rigel 7.
Kang and Kodos gave the family a tour of their home planet, before revealing that the family were prisoners. Homer is then chosen to be eaten as part of a ritual.
However, they all narrowly avoid being served up to the Rigellians and are sent home on a spaceship similar to Star Trek's USS Enterprise.
However, he »
4 items from 2015
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