The Simpsons movie at AC
‘The Simpson Movie’ animated comedy film based on the animated television series 'The Simpsons' will be screened at 6 pm on April 29 at the American Centre, Colombo-03.
Directed by David Silverman, the film stars the regular television cast including Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Pamela Hayden and Albert Brooks.
It features Albert Brooks as Russ Cargill, the evil head of the Environmental Protection Agency who intends to destroy Springfield after Homer pollutes the lake. As the townspeople exile him and eventually his family abandon him, Homer works to redeem his folly by stopping Cargill's scheme.
Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 options, forcing him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield?
This film was nominated for a Golden Globe, another 2 awards and 15 nominations and was a box office success, grossing over US$526 million.