Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)

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The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world.


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13 November 2008 | nast33
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| Better than the last one, although that doesn't say much
Well, I guess the show finally abandoned the sappy romance and got in joke-after-joke mode. That's... kinda what I wished for, and it's still good, but a lot of the jokes aren't Futurama style, but more of a pop culture parody. Like when Leela says that "Sex and the City - now that's funny". Really? Oh well. Mom's sons acting like the three stooges was also kind of stupid. The writer, whoever he is, did better than the 2nd movie, but again, that doesn't say much. The social comment on gas prices and ecological fuel and whatnot, was covered already for a moment in Bender's Big Score, and that's where it should've stayed. Also, there is the whole "going into a fantasy world" plot hole. How? So, the two crystals combined, and how exactly did the new fantasy universe got there? How exactly did this come out of Bender's imagination? Never explained. Whatever.

Now don't get me wrong, the movie was fine. And that's it. It wasn't sap-filled like the first, it wasn't total bullsh1t in the scenario department like the second, but still they can't seem to hit the perfect balance. Smart, true Futurama jokes, consistent storyline and some, but not too much Fry-Leela relationship.

Futurama movies so far: 1st movie: too much love. 2nd movie: crappy story. 3rd movie: lost of jokes, but most hit-and-miss. 4th movie: Hopefully perfect.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Frydo's (Fry's) two alter egos are fighting with each other, he asks, "S'awright?" and the other replies, "S'awright!", a routine made famous by the Spanish ventriloquist Senor Wences, and his character Pedro, a disembodied head in a box.


Quotes

Bender: Am I the only one sittin' here seein' peanut butter on his face?


Goofs

At the Mombil mine, after the ship is shot down, the damage on the camera view in Mom's office afterwards is far more extensive than the damage to the ship right after it crashed.


Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the film is dedicated to Dungeons and Dragons creator Gary Gygax, who died during production. After this, a clip of him from his guest appearance in the second season episode "Anthology of Intrest I" appears with Gygax saying, "Who wants to play Dungeons and Dragons for the next Quadrillion years?"


Alternate Versions

This direct-to-DVD movie was the 3rd of 4 to be released after the tv series was cancelled at the end of season 5. When the series was to be revived on a different network, this movie was split into 4 parts, each part equal to the usual length of a tv episode, and shown first as season 6 episodes 9 through 12. The other 3 movies were also similarly split and formed the rest of season 6, 16 episodes in all. Finally, the new episodes made specifically for tv followed as season 7. This practice was identically used for later tv syndication and streaming services such as Hulu.


Soundtracks

Rocket Ship
Performed by Kathy McCarty
Album: Dead Dog's Eyeball
Original by Daniel Johnston
Released by Bar None Records

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Genres

Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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