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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.15
I'll avoid any specific spoilers, but I am currently amazed at the writers' ability to make as many references to the original series without feeling like they're retreading old ground too much, a la Family Guy. All the various call-backs to the old show manage to fit in very comfortably within a genuinely good standalone story.

The cast haven't missed a beat either, Bender has some of his funniest line reads ever here.

I will definitely be getting the DVD on Tuesday, and if you had any fears that there'd be any dip in quality after taking so much time off, I can say that this is as good as Futurama has ever been.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
It's fantastic. Futurama out Simpsons Movied The Simpsons Movie.

Felt like David X. Cohen and company had something to prove upon returning from cancellation and they did.





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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.77
I liked it, but all the time travel got a bit confusing.


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When the head nudist went back in time a day, shouldn't he not have been able to show up with himself, since the himself from the present had just jumped back? The whole paradox-clones are doomed plot seemed forced since they had to account for these inconsistencies.


Alot of this felt like since there is no show anymore, they can just damn the continuum and let the chips fall where they may. (Look at how it ends!!! I don't know if that counts as a cliffhanger or not, but I assume that will be addressed in the next movie.)



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I'm trying to think of all the episodes that referenced Frye disappearing... in particular the episodes about Yancy and Frye's dog. Can Frye's disappearance have happened 12 years later and still fit with that continuity? What about Yancy naming his son after his missing uncle?


Don't get me wrong. I laughed out loud several times. ("Now I get to save the world with dangerous lasers instead of dangerous slideshows!"), but I think Futurama has jumped the shark. That said, since there are only three movies to go, I can't say I mind that much.

Even despite all my complaints, its good to have the show back.

And Everybody Loves Hypnotoad is awesome.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.39
This is a cartoon where a robot can get drunk and heads can be reattached with glue, but the paradoxical nature of time travel bothers you? Dude, lighten up!

I watched the Futurama movie on Sunday and thought it was great. I thought I'd get bored of it before the story was over, but it was surprisingly engaging the whole way through. All of my highlights naturally came from Bender. Bender is the Butters of Futurama.

Three more movies? Sign me up!



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
It's great, just like Bender!

Of all things, I'm absolutely astonished at how much continuity there was scattered throughout the movie. There were so many moments where I just pointed at the screen and recalled a piece of the old series. Just incredible!


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The scene in which Bender was flying across in his spaceship and getting shot at when the camera suddenly pans over to the frozen Fry REALLY blew my mind, considering that was a scene from the very first episode!


If the other movies are anything like this one, sign me up!

(edited by It's False on 28.11.07 0405)



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.06
Bought it this weekend, fantastic movie.

The whole opening was so on par with Family Guy's return. "Oh, but it has 1001 uses!" - and then proceeds to get used for damn near everything in the movie.

What a movie for Hermes!

Nibbler: "I've wiped Fry's ass clean!"


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LOVED the solid gold Death Stars!


(edited by whatever on 7.12.07 1904)



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arnoldrimmer
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    I liked it, but all the time travel got a bit confusing.


    Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
    When the head nudist went back in time a day, shouldn't he not have been able to show up with himself, since the himself from the present had just jumped back? The whole paradox-clones are doomed plot seemed forced since they had to account for these inconsistencies.


    Alot of this felt like since there is no show anymore, they can just damn the continuum and let the chips fall where they may. (Look at how it ends!!! I don't know if that counts as a cliffhanger or not, but I assume that will be addressed in the next movie.)



    Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
    I'm trying to think of all the episodes that referenced Frye disappearing... in particular the episodes about Yancy and Frye's dog. Can Frye's disappearance have happened 12 years later and still fit with that continuity? What about Yancy naming his son after his missing uncle?


    Don't get me wrong. I laughed out loud several times. ("Now I get to save the world with dangerous lasers instead of dangerous slideshows!"), but I think Futurama has jumped the shark. That said, since there are only three movies to go, I can't say I mind that much.

    Even despite all my complaints, its good to have the show back.

    And Everybody Loves Hypnotoad is awesome.


On both of these it's like an alternate universe theory.

Thou the first is less explained but on the second it could be that the original Fry lived an alternate reality to the second. Thou I saw a few other inconsistencies one small detail that I wonder on (but, haven't double checked yet) is the letter dropping in the finals scenes to "Jurassic Bark" episode of Futurama and to see if the letter is missing in "Bender's Big Score".

I know this is a small detail but if you're going to point out what you have we may as well cover that as well.

PS, That cryogenic lab had a lot going on that evening if you think that another Fry and Nibbler were hiding under the desk waiting to freeze Fry in the first place.

(edited by arnoldrimmer on 16.12.07 2332)


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I disagree with this. A character crossover would represent more of an emptiness in creativity than a plot device like a storm.
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