Movie: The Simpsons Movie (PG-13)
Released: July 27th, 2007
Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
Ticket Price: $7.50 Matinee
Refreshments: Lg. Pop Corn and Lg. Cherry Coke
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith & Hank Azaria
Director: David Silverman
Rating: Worth a Full Price Ticket –
Synopsis: Homer creates a catastrophe that he must then save us all from. It turns out that Homer, his pet pig and a leaky silo full of droppings are not a good combination. The family barely escapes when a mob converges on the Simpson house. The problem is so bad that the president and the EPA have taken note. Homer then attempts to redeem himself and be forgiven by Marge all while saving the town and the world from ultimate doom.
Review: The Simpsons Movie is the funniest movie I have seen this year. Granted, I have yet to see Knocked Up, which is said to have been really good, but the Simpson clan has done themselves very well.
If you like The Simpsons or are a fan of pop culture satire or just laughing in general, then this is the movie for you. From the opening scene until the familiar Gracie Films logo and sound effect play, laughing is what you’ll be doing.
The Simpsons Movie shows that a movie with a background story of saving the environment can actually be worth watching, unlike Evan Almighty. But, it is more than that. They take a shot at just about everything. From government to movies to religion, nothing goes unscathed.
As with the TV show, sight gags abound. You really have to keep you eyes on the screen, so you don’t miss anything. I am trying to resist the urge to mention some of them, as it is more fun finding them on your own.
Yet, the movie is a bit more risqué in places than the TV show, as a naked skateboarding Bart or Homer flipping the bird to the town mob would probably never make it to air on broadcast TV.
The Simpsons Movie is worth a full price ticket and if you go see it, remember not to get up at the first sign of the credits rolling, as there is still some fun to be had, which about two-thirds, of the packed theater I was in, missed in their haste to get out of the theater.
What did you think of The Simpsons Movie?