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I'm just wiping the tears away now...
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2/5. Sorry this one did not do it for me. I've noticed with the films they try to pack a lot in and it's resulted in a lot of zanier jokes and cheesy storylines like this yivo one. I know what we're to expect from Futurama and this one seemed the fourth seasons humour turned up about five notches. BBS I think was a lot better with a much stronger storyline but it still feels like Futurama on fast forward. It seems to me a bit more comicy with a lot more jokes like Kif being flung from space and stretching out gratuitously. Of course Futurama is far from plausible but the Yivo storyline seemed really poorly structured to what I expected and anti climatic. The tentacles taking over the entire universe was somewhat promising but then the delivery of it being Yivos mating method seemed a weak plotline to me especially the fact that the creature didn't play too much of an effect other than make them happier and more loving. I kept on hoping for it to pick up but when they transferred to live with Yivo it completely lost it for me there. For a film the storyline was incredibly weak, the humour was sub standard for Futurama and the only sub decent plot was the relatively amusing League Of Robots one. Farnsworth dished out most of the laughs in this one for me but really I hope they can improve themselves for the next film. Very dissapointed in the Leela-Fry ship completely abandoned and forgotten.
I know some of you guys want to be a little more optimistic when it comes to the show considering how long we've waited but I'd hate to see this go down the path of Family Guy and if it continues at this level its a possibility.
BBS > BWABB
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Wow, I guess I'm in the minority here, who actually thought that this movie was better than Bender's Big Score. I'll agree that the plot was a little disjointed, but to me at least, it wasn't as boring and predictable as Bender's Big Score. The only thing that I could really see coming from a mile away was that the tentacle monster would wind up with Colleen. As opposed to Bender's Big Score when I could tell that Lars was actually Fry from about 10 seconds after Lars was introduced.
I also thought that this movie was alot funnier then the last one, many of the laughs didn't seem as forced like they did with the last one. Also this is the first time in a while that Kiff didn't actually annoy the shit out of me like he normally does.(I liked when he punched Zapp at the end.)
Overall, I thought it was a great movie, and I can't wait for the next one to come out.
BTW, Did Bender have a son before this movie, or was it just a one time Gag for the movie. Either way, it was one of the funniest jokes in the entire series.
it's really tempting, but I'm gonna wait for the DVD.
I liked the creativeness behind a universe dating ours. Gives a different spin on the romance angle. I know I was instantly bored stiff by Colleen.
And Bender's storyline seemed a bit out of place, but I remember alot of times Bender just.. does his own thing in episodes. And that's cool. Because this truly felt like a big Futurama episode. WHich sin't terrible. But BBS felt more dramatic.
A worthy effort if one counts it as just some entertaining Futurama episodes.
Say has Benders Big Score aired on US television yet because its airing here in Australia so it must have...
yes it has.
oh and I watched this again last night. I think it's really funny for the first 5/8 or so then it slows down a bit humour-wise. the plot seems a lot less messy once you know what's going on to. 4/5, I guess.
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The story is much weaker than the fantastic BBS's, but the jokes and gags are sooooo funny I don't realise this weakness at all.
Well done, I can't wait to see the next movie
If you saw it, then jump to the 00:56:57 point and see what that guy is doing in the window
Disgusting, eeew, that genticle
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I'm not sure what the complaints are about...this movie didn't feel any stupider than normal Futurama. Actually it's about as funny as ever. The only minor problem is that the professor's voice was off and it was distracting. I should watch again before any more discussion, but my feeling is 4/5
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That was my first thought too, when I sawthe film first time.
But at the second, when I already knew that is a 'genticle' and that can come out from the people's mouth
Eww, that's what I call disgusting.
Futurama has always had gross moments...this wasn't as bad as a fishhook going up Fry's ass to me.
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Uhm...this looks awful and unfunny. Wtf happened?
Umm...okay. Not a big fantasy guy myself, but it's still Futurama. So, time to get the spec thread started, eh?...
I liked this.
In terms of humor, it all relied on Bender. The main story left me on the edge of my seat throughout. The last part however, brought the entire movie down a notch. There was something about the way everything was resolved that felt anti-climactic. I'd like to see what happens to everyone in the next movie.
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I guess I agree with the general consensus here. A little weaker than BBS, mostly due to the disjointed story lines, but it was funnier - just not quite as engaging. The Yivo plot line went in a completely different manner than I expected though so maybe that's part of the reason I was a little thrown off, so while that wasn't quite as epic as I'd hoped (since I'd just watched BBS the night before and was put in sort of an epic Futurama movie mind phase), it was funnier, and David Cross did a spectacular job.
Leela seemed a little weird to me in parts... mostly at the end where she just did a couple of complete 180's. I dunno, something threw me off there. I did like Amy's bigger role in this though, and while I can't say that I care... all that muuuch about Amy and Kif's relationship, seeing Kif finally punch Zap was actually pretty satisfying. Also, the inclusion of Zap in general here was fantastic! And I loved the Farnsworth and Wernstrom moments. Fantastic.
I really wish there had been a stronger focus on the division of Fry and Bender, since their friendship is one of my favourite aspects of the show and this seemed like the best chance we were going to get... so it was a bit disappointing for me in that regard. Still, at least on their own, the two were in pretty great form. (And yeah - the thing with Bender's son was hysterical. I just wish that the Robot Devil could've had some more time.)
Overall, a solid 4/5 - B+ or so. Definitely going to rewatch it later tonight, after the commentary which I'm just gonna go get to right now... Yeah, not as good as BBS, but certainly not bad by any means and quite another entertaining bit of Futurama. Really great to watch.
Damn it, I was waiting all day for it, only to find out pops accidently ordered it from Amazon with two day shipping. Looks like I'll have to wait until tommorow. But I am doing shit most of the day, so I might not even get a chance to watch this until... THURSDAY.
Agree with the general consensus. The humor was much stronger than in BBS, but the plot just felt like it was thrown together at the last second. And the climax of the movie was Yivo just deciding to leave? That just seemed really lazy to me, especially when the whole thing with Leela falling in love with Yivo made it seem like the climax would be much more interesting and involve a bigger challenge for Bender.
The only complaint I have for the humor is that I'm really getting tired of the sex jokes. Don't get me wrong, I lvoe dirty jokes when they're actually clever, but the ones in the Futurama movies really feel forced, like they're just doing them because they can.
i gotta say i was a little disappointed. i simply didn't laugh as much as i thought i would. at first i thought maybe both movies were equally weak, and the wonder of seeing these characters again was clouding my judgement. but that's not true. "bender's big score" was fucking phenomenal, they didn't skip a beat. it was like the show never ended.
but this one still tries to have the non-stop plot like the first one did, but i actually would like to see one of these movies slow it down a bit and tell a more complete, interesting story not just non-stop insanity. there are definitely some laughs for sure, but overall it's just big gag after big gag, many of which didn't work for me, and it didn't have the emotional center of the first movie, that being the love between fry and leela.
more quality laughs next time, less trying to cram in every single character you can.
david cross was amazing, though.
Wow, I'm pretty blown away.
I thought it was better than Bender's Big Score. A LOT funnier, rapid fire jokes per second. I don't think it was "disjointed"...I thought all the plots seemed to merge pretty well into each other.
I thought the story was CRAZY (in a good way), surreal, scary, beautiful, funny, dark, etc, and couldn't even believe what I was seeing. I loved it! 5/5.
Bender especially had so many hilarious lines. I loved when he was nuzzling up against Fry's leg. I also loved Yivo's/David Cross' answering machine message.
My expectations for this movie were low, but I wound up enjoying it immensely. It's infinitely superior to Bender's Big Score.
The characters and gags were top priority, unlike it's predecessor, which was mostly concerned with concocting a complex plot and revamping the series.
There was no room to breathe in Bender's Big Score. It felt as if the plot was moving the characters, not the other way around. The Beast With A Billion Backs avoided that.
I'll hold off on voting for a while, but for now, 5/5.
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