Movie Review: Simpsons the Movie

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Simpsons the Movie Summary

One summer on Lake Springfield, Green Day, after finishing a concert, try to engage the audience in a discussion about the environment, angering the audience into throwing garbage at them, causing the pollution in the lake to erode and sink the band’s barge, drowning them. During their memorial at Reverend Lovejoy’s church, Grampa Simpson has a spiritual experience and frantically prophesies that a disaster will befall Springfield, but only Marge takes it seriously. Concerned about the terrible state of the environment, Lisa and her new love interest, Colin, hold a seminar where they convince the town to clean up the lake. Meanwhile, after a series of dares, including one with Bart skateboarding across Springfield naked and getting in trouble with Chief Wiggum, Homer and Bart go to Krusty Burger, where Homer adopts a pig that Krusty the Clown was about to have killed. Marge, identifying the pig as a part of Grampa’s prophecy, warns Homer to get rid of it, but Homer refuses. Homer’s fawning over the pig makes Bart, now fed up with his father’s carelessness, look to their neighbor, Ned Flanders, as a father figure.

Homer stores the pig’s feces in an overflowing silo, disgusting Marge. Homer attempts to dispose of it safely at Marge’s request, but his friend Lenny calls him to inform him about Lard Lad Donuts giving away all their donuts for free due to failing a health inspection. In a rush to get to the giveaway, Homer dumps the silo in the lake, critically polluting it. Moments later, a squirrel stumbles into it and becomes severely mutated. While bonding on a hike, Bart and Flanders notice the squirrel, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA for short) capture. Russ Cargill, head of the EPA, informs President Arnold Schwarzenegger on Springfield’s pollution crisis and presents five solutions. The president randomly picks the third solution: imprisoning Springfield under a giant glass dome. When Homer’s silo is discovered, the townspeople, including Grampa, the Simpsons’ friends and neighbors, except for the Flanders, form an angry mob, ransack their house and attempt to lynch them. The family escapes through a sinkhole that Homer hid using Maggie‘s sandbox, which destroys the house soon after, and flees to Alaska using a truck that Lisa helps Homer win at a contest, where they try to restart their life.

Within ninety three days, Springfield completely exhausts its daily supplies and the townspeople go crazy as they attempt to escape from the dome using brute force to destroy it, causing cracks to form. Cargill, not wanting news of what he has done to spread around the world, plots to destroy Springfield by tricking the president into choosing a solution that involves its demolition. The Simpsons see an advertisement for a new Grand Canyon on the site of Springfield. Realizing that their hometown is in danger, the family decide to save it except for Homer, who objects to helping the people who had turned on them. The family soon abandons Homer, with Marge leaving behind a recorded video about it, causing him to run off in search of them. The family are captured by the EPA and placed back inside the dome. After an encounter with a mysterious Inuit shaman who saves him from a polar bear, Homer has an epiphany about saving the town in order to save himself.

Homer returns home and learns about his family’s capture as a helicopter lowers a time bomb suspended by a rope through a hole at the top of the dome. Homer enters the dome and descends the rope, knocking the escaping townspeople and the bomb off, inadvertently shortening its countdown. After reuniting and reconciling with Bart, they use a motorcycle to travel up the side of the dome and throw the bomb through the hole seconds before it detonates, shattering the dome and freeing the town. A shotgun-wielding Cargill confronts Homer and Bart, attempting to shoot them for foiling his plans. But before he can do so, Maggie knocks him out by dropping a large rock on his head. The townspeople praise and forgive Homer, who reconciles with Marge as Springfield begins restoration.

Simpsons the Movie Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A fun movie continuing the timeline in the series of Simpsons. The best part is the Spider Pig.

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