The Simpsons Movie

D: David Silverman
20th Century Fox (James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully & Richard Sakai)
US 2007
87 mins


W: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Schwartzwelder & Jon Vitti [based on the characters from the TV show created by Matt Groening]
Mus: Hans Zimmer [original Simpsons Theme composed by Danny Elfman]

voices of: Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson / other various characters), Julie Kavner (Marge Simpson / other various characters), Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson / other various characters), Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson), Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns / other various characters), Hank Azaria (Moe Syzlak / other various characters)

The long-running animated sitcom finally made its cinematic bow, nearly 20 years after the very first episode.
The hapless Springfield family go on the run after their town is declared an environmental danger and placed under a giant glass dome by the American government. Homer's plans to start again in Alaska aren't met with approval from Marge and the kids and they return back home to save their hometown and friends from obliteration.
The film found favour with audiences, becoming one of the bigger theatrical successes of 2007, but on reflection it's not really any better than an average episode of the TV show... And was it really necessary to show Bart's bits? Personally, I think the film was quite detrimental to the TV series, as it really hasn't been the same since. A shame, since it was an iconic part of 1990's television. 

The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie