The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the television series of the same name.
Homer Simpson finally messes up big time when his misguided attempt to dispose of a pig waste-filled silo ends up causing Springfield to be encased in a giant glass dome. With the entire town out for his blood, it's up to Homer to save his family and stop EPA agent Russ Cargill's plan to nuke Springfield off the face of the Earth.
Why It's Better Than The Bratz Movie
- Better storyline.
- More likable characters.
- There aren't any horrible musical numbers.
- There are moments in the film that are more amusing.
- The film was much more faithful to the source material.
The film was released on July 27, 2007 and currently holds an 88% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 7.5 out of 10 and a critic consensus that reads "The Simpsons Movie contains the hearty laughs, biting satire, and honest portrayal of an American family that makes the show so popular. And it boasts slicker animation and polished writing that hearkens back to the show's glory days." Film critic Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times commented on the film "There's something about the Simpsons that's radical and simple at the same time, subversive and good-hearted, offensive without really meaning to be. It's a nice balancing act." His co-critic Richard Roeper stated that the film was "definitely worth your money."
The Simpsons Movie opened up at #1 on its opening weekend of July 27, 2007 with a domestic gross of $74,036,787. The total domestic gross would later go up to $183,135,014. In foreign markets, it made $343,936,008. Overall the film grossed $527,071,022 against its $75 million budget making it a box office smash and one of the highest grossing films of 2007 and one of the highest grossing animated films ever made in the 2000s.