Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Please get that song outta my head!!!!!!!

Spiderpig, Spiderpig,
Does whatever a spiderpig does
Can he swing from a web?
No he can't, he's a pig.
Look out! He is a Spiderpig!

If there are any kids in your neighborhood, you already know this little song by heart, and if not, let me warn you that once you hear it, it's stuck in your head FOREVER. Cockroaches may become extinct, Pampers may degrade into mulch, Paris Hilton may be forgotten, but this tune will live on.

The movie contains the normal Simpsons type violence, cartoon nudity and some jokes that will go over the heads of younger kids, but I've seen seven and eight year olds cracking up with laughter anyway - and yes, singing the Spiderpig song over and over again.

In a nutshell, the good folk of Springfield (except Lisa and a new kid in town named Colin) care diddlysquat about the environment and as a result of careless dumping of waste materials, Lake Springfield becomes a toxic bog. A vision predicting certain disaster is ignored by all but Marge, and the pollution continues.

Homer meanwhile adopts a pig from a Krusty Burger commercial, and when the pig becomes a family member, Bart starts looking for a new father figure. Pigs however will be pigs, and the silo that Homer has been using for manure collection quickly starts overflowing. The problems then really get started when Homer is forced to get rid of the stinky stuff, and the Environmental Protection Agency moves in to take care of the situation, albeit with the not-quite-carefully considered approval of President Schwarzenegger.

Draconian measures soon become desperate measures, and of course it's up to The Simpsons to save the town, even though they have become public enemies numbers one through five.

Essentially an episode stretched into a movie covering family relationships, religion, politics, environmental issues and of course Spiderpig, this one is not only for Simpsons fans, but for lovers of cartoons, slapstick humor and satire. Go see this movie for the Simpsons - leave it remembering the pig. By Amanda Richards

Torrent: here
All subs: here

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