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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 2 September 2008
futurama, the science fiction cartoon brought to you by those who made the simpsons, returns for another tv movie. like the first one in this range, bender's big score, it's actually four episodes that form one long story joined together in one long 85 minute movie.

and anyone who says it's not funny is absolutely right. because it's not funny. It's absolutely hilarious!

slightly better paced as a movie than bender's big score, the jokes just keep coming and the pace never lets up for eighty five minutes as a result. and very very funny these jokes are. the film follows on directly from the cliffhanger ending of bender's big score, but you don't need to have watched that in order to get into this.

the story involves several of the characters falling into relationships, whilst others go on an expedition to a spatial anomaly that leads through to another universe. and what lies beyond will have an effect on the entire human race...

the disc allows you direct scene access, and subtitles in danish finnish norwegian swedish and english. english is the only language track available.

extras wise this isn't quite as good as bender's big score, the vast majority of them being features about the animation. and whether you'll enjoy those depends on how interested you are in such things.

you see the entire first quarter of the film in storyboard form, running twenty two minutes.

there are also short features on the 3d models used in the animation, and the design of the deathball stadium seen in it.

there's a short feature on the character of yivo and the voiceover artist who does his voice, which is quite fun.

a handful of deleted scenes, done in storyboard form, all of which are very funny.

a trailer for bender's game, the next in the series which is out in november.

and one absolute gem: futurama, the lost adventure. a few years back there was a futurama computer game, and this is all the linked scenes from the game that form a story on their own, with occasional shots of the game in the middle. running the length of a usual episode it's very funny, and contains a killer final twist. the animation style is rather different to the tv show and is, as they say on it, 3D. SORT OF. but it's quite nice to look at.

commentaries for this and the main film from the cast and crew are also on the disc.

and for an easter egg go to the special features menu and click on where it says globo scope and you'll see an image of a certain item that appears in the movie. there's nothing more to it than that, though.

but all in all, a great futurama movie and not a bad package for it. can't wait for the next one.
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on 25 May 2016
I purchased this for my young son who started watching this with me on Sky he belly laughed his way through a whole afternoon so thought I'd treat him to the feature lenght versions.
It may not be everyones cup of hot drink but with no swearing or excessive violence is much better than the dross on commercial telly nowadays!
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on 2 July 2008
I found this a lot more entertaining than Bender's Big Score. The 'plot' is complete nonsense, but then what do you expect? And there are a lot more laughs than in BBS (which got too bogged down in plot detail). There are also a lot less self-referrential cameos & suchlike, which will make this a lot more accessible to new audiences or occasional Futurama viewers. The story doesn't quite hang together, & there are a few plot points that don't really get resolved properly at the end, but it feels more like an old-style episode of Futurama than Bender's Big Score did.

Also I adore the little black & white skit at the beginning, which shows the Planet Express crew in a '20s Steamboat Willie type cartoon with a jaunty whistled version of the Futurama tune.

Oh, and Fry's new girlfriend is hot. & I don't usually say that about a cartoon.

The DVD has a trailer for the next one, Bender's Game, due out this Christmas, which promises lots of Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons based humour. Could be good . . .
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on 11 July 2008
This FUTURAMA release is a hell of a lot better than the rather disappointing BENDER'S BIG SCORE. It has more of the brisk pace and crisp dialogue interwoven with multilevel visual and verbal jokes that we're used to from the t.v. show. However, it still didn't feel like the old FUTURAMA we all know and love so dearly. Whether this is due to FUTURAMA not really being suitable for the extended feature format or the writers having lost their touch I don't know, yet. Let's hope BENDER'S GAME is the third time charm.
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on 12 July 2017
If you didn't like Futrama would you be reading this anyway?

No. So on that basis go buy it, you'll love it.
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on 3 December 2016
Best cartoon series ever. I believe this movie was turned into part of a new series.
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on 29 April 2017
Funny movie and if you're a fan of Futurama a must.
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on 24 February 2018
i love leela
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on 18 May 2018
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on 30 September 2017
good dvd
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