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Hasn't missed a trick,
This review is from: Futurama the Movie: Bender's Big Score [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)In the months of apprehension leading up to this release I was biting my nails on a regular basis. Futurama on television was possibly the best animated television program ever released (I know this is subject to debate so don't hurt me if you disagree) and like many comebacks there was the fear that it would not match its predecessor and the big build-up would come to naught. But from the first gag your hooked and it stays that way for the entire 90 minutes. The fantastical plot elements coupled with the off-the-wall humour common to Futurama make a delicious script and you don't lose out in the visuals either, the pristine animation is better than ever and works terrifically in a 16:9 format. But as it always was with Futurama, the show's like-ability didn't just fall in with the Sci-Fi parodies and zany jokes, it came through its willingness to be a proper comedy-drama and not just be a 20 minute gag-reel, like shows like Family Guy (which are hilarious, but lack substance). In Bender's Big Score you get all the touching moments that tug at your heart strings along with the laughs, it really takes something quite special to make you feel so strongly about what is essentially a cartoon. I loved this film from start to finish and as far as I can tell it is up their with the rest of the Futurama series, Matt Groening and co. haven't missed a trick with this one. It just as good as it always was, if slightly iffy in its 90 minute format. You won't be disappointed.