It has been 18 years since the audiences worldwide were first introduced to the Simpsons. Finally a big screen adaptation has been made. One of the great things about this series and the film is that the writers always utilize current topics in their plots. This is one of the reasons the Simpsons continues to remain fresh and enjoyable to audiences of all ages. This film is not just for fans of the television series, lapsed fans and anyone who loves a great comedy can enjoy this film. I am not a super fan myself, and have never been a dedicated watcher of the television show but have always found the shows that I have watched to be very funny and good for a laugh. The same can be said for The Simpsons Movie.
The voice characters deserve a large amount of credit, many of them perform multiple voices which is very impressive. It is so cool to always hear the unmistakable voices of Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, and Hank Azaria. I am also fan of Albert Brooks and was happy to hear his recognizable voice as Russ Cargill. The basic premise of the movie is as follows. The city of Springfield orders a clean up of the overly polluted Lake Springfield banning waste dumps there. However, someone forgot to tell Homer Simpson that, and when he dumps a silo of “Pig Crap” in it, he inadvertently dooms Springfield, his family, and himself. This plot leaves room for mockery of hot topic issues that are important yet also perfect for Simpsons style mockery. You really have to be paying attention because there are some quick funny lines as usual so this is not the film to see when you are tired or not in the mood to pay attention. Overall, if you love the Simpsons or just love dark sarcastic humor that pokes fun at everyone and everything then this is the movie for you.