After yet another Homer (Castellaneta) inspired disaster — involving his new best-friend Spider-Pig — Springfield is declared an environmental disaster area and sealed in a glass dome as an example to all America. Miraculously escaping their prison, the Simpsons head for Alaska, before Homer has an epiphany and (after the word is explained to him) decides to return and save his town.
The Simpsons Movie is like the mad moment in 1985 when Coca Cola decided to revamp their tried and tested beverage into New Coke. Take something everyone loves, and make it fizzier and sweeter, with a curious new tang. It utterly failed. The message is just as clear with Simpsonian antics — if it ain’t broke, don’t make a movie…
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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