Movie Review – The Simpsons Movie – SPIDERPIG!

The Simpsons Movie

The locals’ casual disregard for the environment leads to Springfield being sealed off from the outside world. Big screen version of the hit animated series featuring the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith. And Green Day

Ah finally after 18 years…a movie! I have been a Simpsons fan forever, I’ve been watching the series since I can remember watching TV. After all it started when I was about 11 years old. I used to love playing Bart’s Nightmare on my Super Nintendo (known as Famicom in US) and Bart vs the Space Mutants!

I have to say the last 5 seasons or so of Simpsons haven’t been that great, they’ve lost the punch of those early days with the classic episodes.

It seems after all, they’ve been saving all the good jokes for this movie. It’s gone straight into the IMDB top 250 at number #122 with a staggering 9.0/10.

To cut it short, this is quite possible one of the best animated movies of all time, and definitely one of the best comedy movies.

It’s just non-stop, it’s reasonably short at 87 minutes, but it packs the jokes in – you almost don’t have time to catch all the puns. This year is turning out to be a good movie year, even with all the huge disappointments.

If you are a Simpsons fan, there are a huge amount of in jokes and almost all the familiar characters appear. Some of the side characters could have been used better, but the film really focused around the family themselves, and it worked just fine. Dear old Flanders plays a pretty big part too.

Simpsons Family

Watch out for Spiderpig, hilarious!

The movie has some deeper undertones too, with the starting sequence (Itchy and Scratchy) then the President and the whole environmental thing. There’s some other cool stuff about piracy and turning your cell phone off.

It could have been a little longer I think, it fit quite a lot in just under 1.5 hours…but it felt just nice. The time passed REALLY fast.

The jokes in general were pretty adult, but there was some kind of slapstick too and plenty of cool puns.

I actually went to see Die Hard 4.0, but there was no decent seats….and I managed to get some awesome seats in the THX from uncollected reservations! It’s the first time I’ve seen a movie on opening week for a long time!

All in all it’s a great movie! So go watch it now, and laugh your ass off.

I give it a whopping spiderpig 9.5/10.




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17 Responses to Movie Review – The Simpsons Movie – SPIDERPIG!

  1. voch July 27, 2007 at 3:02 am #

    Absolutely hilarious, I was hoping that the movie would last a lil longer too cos I was sad when all the good jokes have to come to an end. he he

  2. terenceg July 27, 2007 at 9:31 am #

    wait a mo, what 18 years ?? u mean this simpsons been around for that long ??

  3. mamakap July 27, 2007 at 11:49 am #

    cool… need to pay a visit to cinema soon.

  4. Ruben July 27, 2007 at 4:12 pm #

    you sure Simpsons has bee around for 18 years? woah…. ok enough already. am gonna catch it next weds!!! no more spoilers!

  5. Jonathan July 29, 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    This show’s mainly about humour that needs a lot of refine thinking about. If you get the joke, it’s gonna hit you real hard. If you think Shrek 3 was funny, than probably this show’s a bit lame for the audience. But those who loves simpsons, will definitely love this. A lot of work put into the dialogues 🙂

  6. dcyk July 30, 2007 at 11:03 am #

    This show is seriously funny and much more entertaining than most others which came out this year. Enjoyed it tremendously

  7. Dabido July 30, 2007 at 7:50 pm #

    OOOoooo, I can’t wait to watch it.

    Simpsons only started airing on TV in Australia in 1990 . The US probably has aired season 18 already. I guess Australia is still waiting for it.

    I hope the Futurama Movie isn’t far away! 🙂

  8. easyriderlovescs July 30, 2007 at 11:52 pm #

    here’s our daily routine in perth western australia:
    6.30pm-7.00pm neighbours (australian soap opera)
    7.00pm-7.30pm some slapstick american comedy, choose one: seinfeld, becker, everybody loves raymond
    7.30pm-8.00pm the simpsons
    this was our daily routine from monday to friday while preparing and cooking dinner together:
    6.30pm wash rice and begin rice cooking, chop garlic, slice ginger, slice onion, slice and marinate meat, slice and wash veggies, omelette preparation…while watching neighbours: neighbours, should be there for one another, everybody needs good neighbours, that’s why good neighbours become good friends (mean no offense)
    7pm start stir frying veggies, meat, omelette…while watching some good old fashioned american comedy
    7.30pm rice is ready, veggies ready, meat ready, egg ready, australian fruit juice ready…yeay simpsons-a typical middle income american family consisting of homer,marge,bart,lisa,maggie,santa’s little helper; supported by mr burns,smithers,krusty,marge’s sister who loves macgyver,chief wiggum,millhouse,apu,willie,skinner,krabapple,school bully,school geek/overachiever,school prankster

    not forgetting our daily afternoon dose of jerry springer…jerry!!! jerry!!! (audience chanting jerry springer’s name) followed by endless swearing and vulgarities and indecent exposure…omg i absolutely adore jerry, esp his parting comments, so wise and meaningful to hear

    yeah about time the simpsons movie came out, been waiting for it for ages

    ps sorry shaolin for being so cheong hei (long-winded), feel free to edit my post or even reject it, i don’t mind :p

  9. easyriderlovescs July 31, 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    this brings back fond memories of south park: bigger, better, uncut (is the title right?).

    i just don’t get it, why are the south park creators always making fun of canada: making fun of kenny, making fun of kenny’s cousins, lotsa canada jokes, making sure that kenny always dies at the end of each episode, in a hilarious but macabre way.

    in the movie, satan and saddam hussein are depicted as best pals, they had a homosexual relationship in hell while plotting to take over the world.

    in the end kenny made the ultimate sacrifice to save the world from nuclear disaster. in a nutshell he sold his soul to the devil to save the Earth. akin to pressing the undo key (Ctrl Z) to undo the nuclear damage.

  10. Movie Grouch July 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    Do not get up from the seat till the credits habis rolling. 🙂

  11. easyriderlovescs August 1, 2007 at 3:17 am #

    hey any nude scenes in the movie? i recollect the xxx simpsons comics depicting bart masturbating in front of marge and maggie using bart as a pacifier…

  12. eyeris August 3, 2007 at 1:08 am #

    Spider-pig, Spider-pig,
    Does whatever a Spider-pig does.
    Can he swing, from a web?
    No he can’t, he’s a pig,
    Look out! Here comes the Spider-pig!!

  13. easyriderlovescs August 3, 2007 at 2:42 am #

    Excuse me, but I would like to ask….. May I know who or what is spiderpig? Is he some fictional superhero or supervillian? Is he a spider pig hybrid, a genetic engineering monster created from a science laboratory? A pig with six pairs of hairy legs?

  14. dcyk August 3, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    Twisted Tail, Thousand Eyes, EPAAAA!! EPAAAA!!


  15. ShaolinTiger August 7, 2007 at 12:22 am #

    voch: Nvm la, leaves more good parts for sequel 😀

    terenceg: Yes you bum, you ARE that old.

    mamakap: Definitely worth a watch.

    Ruben: Yeah check out the Wiki article, interesting.

    Jonathan: Yeah really great scripting and loads of in jokes. Didn’t watch Shrek 3 yet.

    dcyk: Yup, one of the best movies of 2007, certainly the funniest!

    Dabido: Well that’s about when it started dude, maybe a year late. Futurama movie will rock!

    easyriderlovescs: Used to watch Neighbours and Home & Away religiously…until I grew up a bit then it was another series, more teenage one, can’t remember the name of it. You should watch the movie then you’ll know about spider-pig.


  16. easyriderlovescs August 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    “I used to love playing Bart’s Nightmare on my Super Nintendo (known as Famicom in US) and Bart vs the Space Mutants!”

    lol I used to play the computer game where Bart has to shotgun the endless Flanders zombie horde. Hell even groundskeeper Willie is scared shitless.

    Some lefty hatred brewing there.

    Here’s another one:

    Scene: Smithers is showing Lisa around Mr Burn’s office. They stop in front of Burn’s computer. Smithers turns on Burn’s personal computer.

    Burns appears naked on the computer screen (sexy provocative tone): “Hello Smithers…you are good…at…turning…me…on!”

    Lisa has a look of utter surprise. But Smithers is expressionless.

    Smithers to Lisa in a dry monotone: “Er you probably should ignore that.”

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