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YMMV: The Simpsons Movie
  • Broken Base: Is the film just as good as the classic years of The Simpsons? Does it instead suffer from the same plotting and characterization issues that plague the recent seasons? Or is it an enjoyable but flawed experience that just didn't quite live up to the hype?
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Many people have gone out of their way to portray Russ Cargill as a hero despite sealing Springfield and its residents in a giant dome.
  • Ear Worm: The Spider-Pig song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Spider-Pig.
    • The Inuit Medicine Woman, aka "Boob-Lady".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Marge comments that the government isn't going to listen to her and Bart discuss Cargill's plans. Then it turns out from the PRISM scandal that yes, the NSA has been tracking and bugging people.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The President's line, "I was elected to LEAD, not to READ," is EERILY similar to Herman Cain stating, after his Libya incident, that the United States "needs a leader not a reader."
    • In the short scene with Tom Hanks he comments that "the government has run out of credibility and is borrowing some of mine". He's the narrator of an Obama campaign video.
    • Comic Book Guy's guess as to what EPA means is that it might be the sound effect Green Lantern makes when Sinestro threw him into a vat of acid. Sure enough, DC Comics used this sound effect in an issue of Green Lantern's Sinestro Corps War arc, but there were no vats of acid involved.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider Pig does... Which backlashed to some extent, since it was such a Forced Meme due to deliberate viral marketing.
    • Cargill's whole "mad with power" speech.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Cargill crosses a line when he plans to blow up Springfield with a small nuke. The kicker is that this plan would kill off thousands of (mostly) innocent people, including children. And he knows this, and doesn't give a damn about the consequences.
  • The Scrappy: Others see Spider-Pig as this mainly because it was in every single frigging promo for the film.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Bart watching Flanders tuck his kids into their beds and making them snug and meanwhile, Homer's playing with Plopper/Spider-Pig/Harry Plopper. Bart comments "So that's what snug is.."
    • Homer returning to his cabin and finding none of the family, but a video tape where Marge announces that she's leaving him.
    Marge: Lately, what's keeping us together is my ability to overlook everything you do. And I overlook these things because...
    Homer: Because?
    Marge: Well, that's the thing. I just don't know how to finish that sentence anymore. So I'm leaving with the kids to help Springfield, and we're never coming back. And to prove to myself that this is the end... I taped this over our wedding video. Goodbye, Homie.
    • Then the tape cuts to their wedding dance, which drives the point home all the harder.
    • and then a Dark Reprise of their love song is the background as he goes to find them.

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