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PEE Poll: Futurama movie: Cliffhanger?
Yes, a cliffhanger would be cool!   -29 (82.9%)
No, I'd prefer a normal ending.   -6 (17.1%)
Total Voters: 35

DotheBartman

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« on: 07-20-2005 21:05 »

Okay, so let's say that not only does the dvd movie get greenlit, but a sequel (or preferrably two sequels, but either works) is confirmed ahead of time as well.  I got to thinking: how cool could it be if it ended with a cliffhanger (perhaps even with a classic "To be Continued" thing at the end), ala Back to the Future 2, The Empire Strikes Back, in a sense the LOTR films, etc?  Something to get you excited for the sequel, and ultimately tie both (or, hopefully, all three) films into one big story?

What do you think?  Should the potential movie stand on it's own?  Or would you enjoy a cliffhanger moment?
Procyon

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« Reply #1 on: 07-20-2005 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2005 21:11 »

Cliffhanger. Because that definitely means more Futurama. Plus the speculation is always interesting. I know my mind comes up with some um... special endings sometimes. It stays on your mind until your bursting to find out what the ending is or atleast tell somebody. Which would be good for drawing in new fans.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2005 21:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2005 21:15 »

I think that could be a cool idea. Have it in the Back to the Future font saying "To Be Continued", and then it swing back to Fry and him saying "What!? That's it!" And they begin a scene about cliffhangers and Fox wanting money and such. Then, the scene starts to fade out, and Fry says "What's happening now? Did I do my grandmother again?" Bender says "No, they're showing these credits of people, like that stupid John DiMaggio. I tell you, I get sooo annoyed by him." They continue talking about the people in the credits and then they fade out fully, and then at the end of the credits they have another scene with them doing something.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2005 01:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Procyon:
Cliffhanger. Because that definitely means more Futurama. Plus the speculation is always interesting. I know my mind comes up with some um... special endings sometimes. It stays on your mind until your bursting to find out what the ending is or atleast tell somebody. Which would be good for drawing in new fans.

My thoughts exactly.  big grin

I RULE WITH A STRAIGHT EDGE!
CombienReaction

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2005 07:50 »

Certainly cliffhanger. In fact, I *really* hope the entire thing is planned as a trilogy. It'd also be killer if one of them opened with Star Wars-esque scrolls...

And if the movie is related to The Why Of Fry, I really think the first movie should start of with a newly animated version of the sequence where Fry falls off his chair and into the cyro-tube, and then an exterior shot of the Cyrogenic Lab. Followed a pan from 2000 to 3005, and we get to see time progress until we eventually reach our scene: the Planet Express headquarters (ala, one of the Terminator films... can't remember which...).

Anyway, I'm getting off topic here, but the answer is cliffhanger.
JBERGES

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« Reply #5 on: 07-21-2005 07:55 »

Futurama has always excelled in continuity and story arcs; I'd hate to see that pushed aside if the movies were greenlit.  If we're lucky enough to see more than one movie made, I hope the plots align.
JDB

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« Reply #6 on: 07-22-2005 02:28 »

Yeah, the good things with direct to DVD movies is that you can have "To Be Continued" after each part. So A cliffhanger wouldn't be such a bad idea.
TwistedMetalKat

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« Reply #7 on: 07-22-2005 02:38 »

I think they should explore the origins of all the maing characters... like more in depth on fry's life before the year 3000 and leela's life before PE. I hope there's timeline cuts between the story so it's more epic in scale and has a better plotline to it.
BigBusta

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« Reply #8 on: 07-22-2005 02:59 »

I say Cliffhanger, this seems pretty serious it would be a waste of time if FOX only made one movie after all this talking.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #9 on: 07-22-2005 06:34 »

Cliffhanger, so more Futurama can be made which is what we want. Also means more fans
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #10 on: 07-22-2005 07:31 »

I think any movie should stand on its own. A gentle lead-in to the potential sequel would be a positive, but I definitely don't want some HL2-style cliffhanger (although in that case it arguably worked pretty well, but games are different to movies).

Anyway, I'm surprised that mine is the first vote for option #2.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #11 on: 07-22-2005 07:59 »

WTF, 94% for one option and 5% fot the other, ok
JBERGES

Urban Legend
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« Reply #12 on: 07-22-2005 08:09 »

Would you rather it said

Yes, a cliffhanger would be cool:
94.44444444444444444444444444 44444444444444444%

No, I'd prefer a normal ending:
5.555555555555555555555555555 5555555555555555%

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CombienReaction

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #13 on: 07-22-2005 08:35 »

"In a recent poll, 94% said they were for a cliffhanger, 5% said they were indifferent to it, and a whopping 1% they would kick Bon Jovi square in the balls if given the opportunity."
benderfan3005

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« Reply #14 on: 07-22-2005 10:49 »

If it's a cliffhanger let's hope they don't say forget it after the first movie and leave it at the cliffhanger.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #15 on: 07-24-2005 14:32 »

If the Futurama movie has a cliffhanger, that usually means a sequel is on the way.  So, yes, I would like to see a cliffhanger, and since there's talk of Futurama movies on DVD, then there will have to be more movies!  Right?
futz
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« Reply #16 on: 07-24-2005 15:38 »

I don't think a cliffhanger should be a made unless at least a 2nd movie is a done deal. Unanswered questions and mysterious mysteries seem to fuel much of what fans go for here. But I don't think fans should have to be dragged through the safety sludge for years again if funding is up in the air. Futurama seems to do well enough without resorting to it.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #17 on: 07-24-2005 17:04 »

I think that if the Futurama movie was greenlit, the movie would be that if there wasnt any more episodes or movies afterward, it could be regarded as a satisfactory finale to the series. But at the same time, it wouldnt close the book completely, allowing for more episodes/comics/etc.

So basically, similar to "The Devil's Hands".  tongue
Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #18 on: 07-26-2005 15:39 »

I'd say cliffhanger, I suppose... although..

Oh, I don't know, I'm just going to cliffhanger right now. I'll probably be changing my mind every few minutes, but oh well.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #19 on: 07-26-2005 20:18 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2005 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Procyon:
Cliffhanger. Because that definitely means more Futurama.

Yeah cause that worked so well for Clone High.

I'm sorry, we're talking movies here.

Yeah, because that worked so well for Lost in Space.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #20 on: 07-26-2005 21:08 »

To clear things up....again, the idea is that if theoretically two or three films were confirmed at once, and for sure were going to happen, whether people would want a cliffhanger or not.  It isn't for a cliffhanger itself to ensure a second movie, that's a different discussion.  Think of it like Back to the Future 2 and 3, where they made both back to back.
Bandit Ruler

Bending Unit
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« Reply #21 on: 07-27-2005 16:10 »

True, I guess I would probably change my vote, then.
KyanVrezpor
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« Reply #22 on: 07-27-2005 21:56 »

Cliffhanger? No. They have to have it ending in Fry and Leila falling in love properly.

It's not worth the risk in case they never make another Futurama movie / episode after that.

We need something to fall back on!

(Sorry, the ramblings of a shamless shipper.)
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 07-27-2005 22:02 »

The cliffhanger itself wouldn't have to be shipper-related (in fact if that was the cliffhanger itself I'd find it to be rather anti-climatic).  They could theoretically even already be in love in the movie, but the ending would simply have a different cliffhanger.

Though with that said, if there were multiple movies I wouldn't want the Fry/Leela thing to be totally resolved until the last one.  It would be best as one of the plot threads that ultimately gets resolved at the very end of the last movie.
Sweet Clyde

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« Reply #24 on: 07-27-2005 22:11 »

Putting a cliffhanger on it guarantees nothing. If they decided not to do any more after the first one we'd be screwed. The last thing we want is an unresolved cliffhanger.

Aside from that I'd rather have three complete closed off storylines than one rambling six-hour monster. There's no way they could come up with a storyline good enough to justify spending more than one movie telling it. Groening and Cohen have always maintained that there were still storyline plans that were left unresolved haven't they?

What the movie will do, should it ever see the light of day, is tie up one or more unresolved plot strands leaving a handful dangling as future potential.
KyanVrezpor
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« Reply #25 on: 07-28-2005 09:53 »

I think it all depends on whether they intend to make more after the movie. We don't want to be left on a cliffhanger for it never to be resolved, that would be awful.

All I want is for Fry and Leela to fall in love in the very last episode/film of Futurama. It would kind of be a bit lame for them to do it before, because a big part of Futurama is the development of their relationship. But I certainly want it to happen eventually, don't want Matt Groening to die before then.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #26 on: 07-28-2005 16:27 »

Cliffhangers leaves room for a renewed season to start up from the movie...
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #27 on: 07-28-2005 22:56 »

Cliffhangers guarantee it'll be at least little plot oriented.
Sweet Clyde

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #28 on: 07-29-2005 00:42 »

I think some of you need to reacquaint yourselves with the definition of the word cliffhanger.
Monty

Crustacean
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« Reply #29 on: 07-29-2005 19:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Sweet Clyde:
I think some of you need to reacquaint yourselves with the definition of the word cliffhanger.

Cliffhanger - A melodramatic serial in which each episode ends in suspense.


NIC2001

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« Reply #30 on: 08-01-2005 17:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2005 17:12 »

Normal ending would be better.

They could hint the next movie but I don't want an half finish story to be the last Futurama we see!
(If FOX cancel it again)
Boost

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« Reply #31 on: 08-01-2005 23:33 »

a moive would be so cool. i think they should bring it out around the same time the simpsons one comes out.
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