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Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | Video 27 November 2007
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Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes.

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Dwayne Carey-Hill

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Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Dr. John Zoidberg / Prof. Hubert Farnsworth / Zapp Brannigan / God Entity / President Richard Nixon's Head / Lars Fillmore / Inuit #1 / Silly Willy Wideo Will Guy (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender Rodriguez / Barbados Slim / Robot Santa / Mr. Panucci / Elzar / Sal / Constantine / Curly Joe (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Linda / Dr. Cahill / Dr. Shlavinowitz / Turanga Munda / Tinny Tim / Hattie McDoogal / Leela's Wrist Thingy / Bender's Computer (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Kif Kroker / Transition Announcer / Hedonismbot / Schlump / Morbo / H.G. Blob / Donbot / Clamps / Leelu / Cyrogenist / Leroy / Inuit #2 / Charles de Gaulle's Head / Headless Body of Agnew (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Ethan 'Bubblegum' Tate / Dwight Conrad / Philip Joshua Fry (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / Philip J. Fry II (voice)
David Herman ... Nudar / Scruffy / Turanga Morris / Terry / Father Changstein El-Gamal / Nude Bartender / Sweet Clyde / Phillip Fry / 21st Century Newscaster (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... LaBarbara Conrad (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Cubert Farnsworth (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Fleb / Seymour (voice)
Coolio ... Kwanzabot (voice)
Al Gore ... Al Gore / Al Gore's Head (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Chanukah Zombie (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Yancy Fry Jr. (voice)
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Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sadly inferior to the series at its best, mostly due to the messy and laboured plotting dominating at the expense of laughs
1 June 2008 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

With the company reformed by the sacking of the executives of the Box Company, Planet Express are delivering to the Nude Beach Planet when they are scammed out of their email addresses and personal details by some naked aliens. As it transpires they scam the company right from under Professor Farnsworth and soon Fry and the others are working for them on a global scam. The scammers search for information leads them to Fry's ass, where he has a tattoo of Bender with an embedded binary code on it. The code opens a time portal through which the aliens send Bender to steal valuable items from history. However, with Professor Fransworth's doom-meter going off the scale, it can only be so long before the universe tells itself apart.

When I saw there was a Futurama film I added it immediately to my rental list even though it was not due out any time soon. After this I forgot about it until suddenly it turned up on my doorstep. I mention this so that you do not think I was hyping it in my head in the lead up to watching it – just that I was looking forward to more of the Futurama humour that I had been missing since the series was cancelled. The film starts in a rather clumsy fashion, making references to the series being cancelled that aren't that funny and are just done. I thought things might get better from this point on but sadly and bewilderingly they didn't.

The main problem is the plot which, at best, is described as convoluted and at worst is just all over the place. This is not to say that the plots in the series were even anything that good but it was rare for them to actually get in the way of the comedy. Here however so much effort and time is spent on the many uncontrolled plot threads that it appears the writers have had very little time to create the sort of wit that they did in the series. Over the ninety minutes there are about ten good laughs and these are generally asides that the series did better. Of course at times this works but there are just too few laughs across the longer running time to justify it and it is hard not to find yourself sitting with an awkward smile while waiting for the next laugh to eventually come along. The messy plot could have been delivered tongue in cheek to prevent it being a focal point but actually the film does the opposite – pushing itself forward and leaving the asides and general comedy very much in the shade.

The Futurama film was understandably hotly anticipated by those who bemoaned the loss of the series; I myself was looking forward to it and ready to forgive it some weaknesses. However the final product is far too weak in terms of laughs and far too messy in regards plotting and delivery. It cannot even sort of fill the running time in regards entertainment value and it would have been much better if it had picked one plot, dropped half of that and kept all the funny asides to make up a twenty minute episode.


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