"The Simpsons Movie" proves that people still want a communal experience and collective laughter. The film really does not offer anything new to the "Simpsons" family canon (except a close up of Bart Simpson's little yellow naked boyhood). Except at the end of the movie, when little Maggie Simpson says her second word in eighteen years, which is "Sequel." Given their eighteen years of television triumph, "The Simpsons" have proven to be a consistent money maker for the Fox Financial Empire.
The success of "The Simpsons Movie" is that of an equal opportunity offender. Republican, Democrat and Independent dogma is shish kabobed. A statement is made about global warming, but the destructive solutions are a manifestation of the Chicken Little outcries of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." In some ways, "The Simpsons Movie" is a return to the roots of satire from the early days of free Fox television. "The Simpsons Movie" is not a must see, but it will provide some belly laughs when needed.