Thursday, January 03, 2008

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score

DVD review from Movie Man Mike

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score (B-). I was a fan of the Futurama TV series. Although it did not always set off my laugh meter, it was generally pretty entertaining. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that they had made a full length film (but not so surprised to see that it went straight to DVD) . Nonetheless, I was compelled to rent it. Overall impression—good. The story is about a race of aliens who use spam to take over the planet, including Planet Express and, of course, Bender. The aliens infect Bender with a virus and proceed to use him to go back in time and retrieve valuable treasures. The result is an hilarious time paradox. Much of the fun of the film is watching to see how the paradox unravels and how the characters deal with it. If you liked the TV series, you will enjoy the feature film. And, it appears that writer Matt Groening has other Futurama films in the works. Fans rejoice.


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