After almost two decades and running 400 episodes over 18 seasons on American television, The Simpsons has become a household name with a number of followers not only in the states but throughout the world. Finally, the Simpsons have their first movie. As simple as it should be, the film is called The Simpsons Movie.
The script of the movie is a labor-of-love collaboration of eleven of the television series’ most prolific writers including the Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. As in TV, the film is full of American culture and society aspects as well as human behavior in general, telling through the lives of the Simpsons family members in the fictional town of Springfield. Without giving too much, the movie touches delicate subjects like family values and environmental problems with styles. I really love how the scriptwriters blended in all issues together smoothly in the movie. Also noticeable are the signs and words that popping up here and there on the screen every now and then. They are statistically funny and very enjoyable indeed.
Last but not least, hopefully, we all know that this is not cute little cartoon for children. Though the younger audiences might enjoy the show, it wouldn’t be as much as adults who understand how cruel the world is.
4 Stars out of 5 – it’s the Simpsons on the big screen. Prepare yourself for all the laughs. What more could you ask for? A sequel? I hope so.