Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger, president of the USA, 5 options and forces him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield?Written by
The highest-grossing PG-13 animated film of all time ($183,135,014 domestically, and $527,071,022 worldwide) for a grand total of $710,206,036. See more »
At the carnival, when the Simpsons reach the spherical cage, the pick-up truck is parked right beside the base of the ride. In the shot of Homer's failed attempts at riding the motorcycle around the sphere the truck is gone, though it should be seen in this shot. See more »
[having just landed on the Moon]
We come in peace for cats and mice everywhere.
[Itchy impales and beats Scratchy with flag pole]
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There are several short clips played throughout the end credits:- A scene revealing the fate of Mr. Burns and Smithers, a scene in which The Simpsons family sit through the end credits and a clip at the very end - a theatre employee (the Squeaky Voiced Teen) 'cleans up' the audience's mess. See more »
For network television, the image is modified to fit a 16:9 screen (the same aspect ratio as later, high-definition episodes of the television series). As such, the aspect ratio never widens to 2.35:1 after the opening Itchy & Scratchy segment, and certain shots in the film (notably when Bart, in his tree, speaks to Flanders, in his house) are compressed horizontally to fit everything within frame. See more »
I laughed... but I should've laughed harder and more frequently.
In this big-screen adventure featuring the lovable folk of Springfield, trouble brews for the Simpson family after Homer irresponsibly pollutes the local water supply with tons of pig manure. As a result of this thoughtless action, the town is encased in a huge dome by the Environment Protection Agency and, after angry Springfield citizens form a lynch mob, Homer and his family are forced to become fugitives.
How much you enjoy The Simpsons Movie will depend entirely on your opinion of the current Simpsons TV show: if you have loved the past few seasons, then you'll have a great timethe movie is as funny, if not slightly better, than your average episode of recent years. Those of us, however, who recognise that the show has long since passed its prime will feel underwhelmed: the movie is often amusing, but very rarely hilarious.
And that's just not good enough! When a series as successful as The Simpsons takes 20 years to make the leap from the small screen to the big screen, it had better be damn goodnay, it had better be exceptional!! Instead, this rather uninspired product just doesn't make the wait worthwhile.
5 out of 10, bumped up to 6 out of a misguided sense of loyalty to a show that has given me so much fun in the past.
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