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PEE Poll: Bender's Big Score Review Thread
4 - It was great   -138 (71.9%)
3 - Not great, but good still   -42 (21.9%)
2 - Well, was ok   -5 (2.6%)
1 - Didn't like it much   -2 (1%)
0 - Utter crap!   -5 (2.6%)
Total Voters: 192

Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #160 on: 11-28-2007 03:28 »
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Originally posted by Ryan Ro:
Second watch spoilers!


I wrote an angry rant about that over at TFM's board a few hours ago, but you summarized my feelings perfectly with those last five words.

I have to watch the episode again if I want to give it a proper review, and thanks to school, that won't happen for a few more days. Let me just say that for the most part, I loved the movie, I LOVED the twist ending, and I cannot wait for the next film.

*TotPD of Joy and Mild Disgruntlement*
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« Reply #161 on: 11-28-2007 07:52 »
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I have to be boring and go with the crowd here; when the theme music started up I couldn't help but emit a loud cheer - it was like seeing an old friend again, and believe me when I say that I don't normally have an emotional reaction to a TV show as a whole.


I also had the interesting experience of watching it with someone who hadn't watched Futurama at all beforehand, and I think he missed out on a lot of the jokes purely because he didn't have the back story. When I spoke to him later, his main point was that "the characters aren't really funny" and I'm sure that 90% of that comes from not being familiar with them. That's where this film will suffer a little to the outside audience I think; so many of the character's jokes come from their previous motivation and experiences that anyone who hasn't been following the series is going to miss a lot of it. He did thoroughly enjoy it though, particularly Hypnotoad and
Rest assured I am going to strap him down and force his eyes open Robot Chicken style and make him watch the series and then the film again.

My other massive problem was with the music - while I know the reason for the lack of orchestra and reuse of a lot of the game music is budget, I really felt like it suffered massively as a whole. The songs in particular could have been 200% better with full orchestration. Something like TKOS relies so heavily on the music - without that it wouldn't be half as good - and the film shows fairly accurately how much the series needs its orchestra!

Despite these gripes I have to admit that I absolutely loved it, having now watched it three times it improves with each watch. Now I just have to wait for the DVD in Region 2 - the commentaries were what got me obsessed with the programme in the first place (the first one I listened to was PYHOMS   wink)
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« Reply #162 on: 11-28-2007 08:38 »

Watched 2nd time last night. Seemed much easier to understand who was where when. I could offer some hope to those worried about a few of the "classic" episodes being disregarded. Quantum theory postulates that there are many simultaneous realities so those episodes may not have been ignored as is much as it seems. If time was disrupted by characters jumping into the past than it does make sense that the history of the characters would be changed, however. But, the character's path that changed what you're concerned about became a closed loop in the end sooo.. maybe time corrects itself back into one line.

Music? Some of it was a bit loud compared to the rest of the sound track. Not sure if it doesn't actually enhance the "toon" feel of the show though. Did like the "Everybody Love Hypnotoad" theme song.
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« Reply #163 on: 11-28-2007 09:14 »
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I was a little disappointed but it was good enough, I think that a lot of the things that people don't like may just be set up for the rest of the films.  I was not given to thinking that Fryrish was spoiled due to the time travel aspect.  Those who question why Yancey would name his son Phillip don't seem to remember that Yancy didn't just name him because Fry vanished, it was because he loved him already.  Brothers do stuff like that.  Everything that happened due to the time travel is just how things change.   As far as tdhaip, we still don't know how that went.  Was the situation changed by Benders time rip?  Before condemning this we need to see how the next segments play out.  I think thst most of the problems will be solved in time.
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« Reply #164 on: 11-28-2007 10:40 »

I don't understand the problems some people are having with alleged conflicts between the movie and the series.


That being said,

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« Reply #165 on: 11-28-2007 10:53 »
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
I don't understand the problems some people are having with alleged conflicts between the movie and the series.


I agree, I think the characterization was spot-on, and I'm glad Fry did what he did, BUT


I agree with your sentiments on the treatment of
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« Reply #166 on: 11-28-2007 11:08 »
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Originally posted by Sil:
I have to be boring and go with the crowd here; when the theme music started up I couldn't help but emit a loud cheer - it was like seeing an old friend again, and believe me when I say that I don't normally have an emotional reaction to a TV show as a whole.

Same here.

I thought it was really good, if abit confusing until the end. I figured it out near the end of the narwhal thing but I did notice the voice.


I love the way they did the end especially considering what everbody was thinking about this Lars thing over the past few weeks.
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« Reply #167 on: 11-28-2007 11:16 »
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Originally posted by Sil:
reuse of a lot of the game music

Oh thank the Space Pope, I wasn't the only one to notice.

@DrT: ::high five::
@O_1bdi: Also agreed.  I'm trying to remember how the movie presented it, if perhaps Fry didn't reconnect w/ his family right away.

Sidenote: Lol "Hairibo."
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« Reply #168 on: 11-28-2007 13:18 »

 
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Second! Anyone know where to find the lyrics?


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« Reply #169 on: 11-28-2007 14:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
    Oh thank the Space Pope, I wasn't the only one to notice.


Maybe I'd have noticed too had they ever released the frigging game on a Nintendo console...
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« Reply #170 on: 11-28-2007 15:03 »

I thought the music sounded game-ish...

Wow! I thought I was fine, the opening came: I was happy. And then that theme popped up. I had friggin' tears in my eyes! Ha ha: You know your obsessed when...


Congrats to the entire Futurama crew on their return! They love what they do, and it's evident in their work  smile
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« Reply #171 on: 11-28-2007 15:18 »

I noticed....  roll eyes


Regardless, I LOVED the movie. My expectations weren't really high, as I heard it wasn't as good, feared the recent lameness of the simpsons would rub off on it, and am no longer that big a fan of Futurama. Um, so a lot of the time early on I just figured it wasn't as good, and as it dug itself deeper and deeper into this hole it created for itself I thought there was no way it was gonna come together and make sense. But by the end, with the narwhal(sp?) subplot and stuff, I was glued to the tv. It's great, and I might go so far as to say (don't hurt me) that it was better than the series.

It was plot heavy, and though the humour took a second seat to plot, it was still there. And I hadn't heard every joke a million times. Also, I like it when Futurama is plot-heavy. I give it a... a 4... out of 4.
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« Reply #172 on: 11-28-2007 15:50 »

I consider the DVD to be a must buy if you're a fan of Futurama. Well worth the money AND definitely a good investment for supporting the cause.
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« Reply #173 on: 11-28-2007 15:59 »

(Meh, Iíll just put this whole thing in spoiler tags in case I say something stupid thatíll ruin it for others. Also, I do it because of the fact that there are some MAJOR spoilers in here!)


Ok, a lot has been said on the subject as of now, so I'm probably just repeating someone else. But I had this craving in my information gland to express my opinion, and Iím still in ecstasy from having Futurama back. Weeeee! 9/10.

(Now, I hope I just remember my password. It's been a while.)
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« Reply #174 on: 11-28-2007 16:51 »

i love this show   smile
Sil

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« Reply #175 on: 11-28-2007 17:04 »
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From page 3
   
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I like this show
From page 4
   
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Do you know how much i like this show?


   
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Yeah i watch it every night

From "Futurama Monopoly" (which you resurrected after nearly a year with no reason)

 
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ARE YOU DONE YET?
 
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He/she as been doing this sence 2006 1 YEAR AGO
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1 year ago he started this do you think he is done are you done?


From the "Yoshiandmario3's forum" thread where you were also told about this:

   
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you know what sucks that i am a popper!  boring!

Stop posting rubbish to raise your post count. Try contributing to the conversations and it will happen naturally. All you're doing by repeatedly posting stuff of no value is drawing attention to yourself as a fool.


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« Reply #176 on: 11-28-2007 17:13 »

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« Reply #177 on: 11-28-2007 18:38 »

Hey guys, Long time no see.

BBS was the funniest movie I've ever seen. And on further reflection, it's quite clever and touching to boot.

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« Reply #178 on: 11-28-2007 18:58 »

I don't really see most of the thing people mentioned as problems either. The TDHAIP issues where just wishful thinking I think. As for LOTF he could still use the name and JB actually makes more sense now. I love the way they worked in the city being destroyed from SP3000 too.

Now that I've thought about it more I think the whole idea of Lars, something I violently despised before seeing the movie, is actually one of the best they've ever come up with. It's even more confusing, unexpected and clever than the coma thing from "The Sting", which I always thought was brilliant.

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« Reply #179 on: 11-28-2007 19:06 »

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« Reply #180 on: 11-28-2007 19:08 »
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I figured it was intentional I was just pointing out that it's almost idiot proof. Also, I love the phrase "subtle as a drunked rhino."

Archonix

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« Reply #181 on: 11-28-2007 19:14 »

It's a grand phrase.
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« Reply #182 on: 11-28-2007 19:28 »

Yes, that's just it. Usually Futurama was a lot more subtle in the way they went about making you realize things. The whale storyline just absolutely hit you over the head. This movie really forsook subtlety in a lot of ways.

I am starting to see more merit in the ending, however.
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« Reply #183 on: 11-28-2007 23:50 »

With a name like LeeluDallas Multipass, I'm pretty sure they weren't really going for subtlety.
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« Reply #184 on: 11-28-2007 23:51 »

"Bite My Shiny Metal X" makes me feel dumb.  frown
*goes to watch Family Guy*
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« Reply #185 on: 11-29-2007 00:24 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2007 00:24 »

@Nix : :on the flip side::

   
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Originally posted by Frisco17:

From question #2, it appears the criteria for whale biologists has decreased since 2000-or-so.

To build on Nix's comment regarding cetacean subtlety...

That makes me feel angry!
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« Reply #186 on: 11-29-2007 00:37 »
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Originally posted by wwe_fk:

Seriously people, I agree with everything except his gross negligence toward proper grammar.


Whoops, forgot to close my spoiler tags.
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« Reply #187 on: 11-29-2007 02:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
With a name like LeeluDallas Multipass, I'm pretty sure they weren't really going for subtlety.

I agree, and it seemed more that part of the joke was how un-subtle they were being. It was so over the top that they had to be joking... right?
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« Reply #188 on: 11-29-2007 03:00 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2007 03:00 »

Heck, I'll just put the whole thing in spoilers:

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« Reply #189 on: 11-29-2007 04:42 »

 
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« Reply #190 on: 11-29-2007 11:01 »
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Sorry it didn't work for your, Ralph. Whenever new material is created, there's always a chance of alienating some of the fans.

I finally watched the movie late last night. I don't think I have it in me to formulate an official review...but man. It was good. It's so freaking good to have Futurama back.

The best part for me was the little things. The little bits of Futurama-ey dialogue that never seem laugh-out-loud funny at first, but they stick in your brain and you end up repeating them around your friends. I loved it when the sea captain told Fry that he doesn't get along with his type.

My one major complaint about the story:


So the story is pointless and has no reason to exist, as far as I can tell. But it was a funny, enjoyable ride.

I just can't believe we're back again. All of our tireless rerun-watching and DVD-buying has finally paid off. Watching the movie really reminded me of all the great times I've had as a result of this show. If any Futurama staff are reading this: thanks for the memories. I love you.

If you're a semi-old-school PEELer who remembers me back when I used to post a lot more, I love you too. You all mean way more to me than any dumb-little-internet-nerds-that-I-don't-care-about should.
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« Reply #191 on: 11-29-2007 11:17 »

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« Reply #192 on: 11-29-2007 11:31 »
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Finally got a chance to watch the movie last night, and can't stop thinking about it today.  It was just so good to see everyone back.  I will be viewing it again with other hardcore Futurama fans this Saturday to begin the long process of seeing all there is to see.

A lot of people seem to be having a problem with the potential paradoxes that appear in the movie, and that confuses me, because
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« Reply #193 on: 11-29-2007 12:21 »
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God damn, looking at this thread is like going back in time with all these old posters. Good to see all you guys again!

That said, the movie was certainly worth the wait in my opinion. Like most people, I thought that the beginning started off a bit slow, but it really picked up, and I was hysterical laughing the whole second half. The space battle was awesome, classic sci-fi goodness.


Overall though, I thought it was brilliant. It's good to have my favorite show back...
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« Reply #194 on: 11-29-2007 12:38 »
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:

So the story is pointless and has no reason to exist, as far as I can tell. But it was a funny, enjoyable ride.

What you're looking at, Fishy, is an ontological paradox.  It's the same problem as Fry being his own grandfather, really.

Come to think of it, Fry is now a double-ontological paradox.
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« Reply #195 on: 11-29-2007 12:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
  What you're looking at, Fishy, is an ontological paradox.  It's the same problem as Fry being his own grandfather, really.

Come to think of it, Fry is now a double-ontological paradox.

I think he comes under most paradox's in the book
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« Reply #196 on: 11-29-2007 13:01 »
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Warning, Nerd musing ahead:


Brevity is the soul of
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« Reply #197 on: 11-29-2007 13:04 »

Yeah...but for some reason the Fry being his own grandfather problem made complete sense to me, and this one doesn't sit right. Either I'm thinking too hard about it or I'm not thinking hard enough. I can't tell.

Also, I'm pretty sure 40 year old Biff never got shot.

Also also, I thought the movie was pretty funny from beginning to end. I don't think the first half was slow at all. I think the only part that had me looking at my watch was when Santa was introduced. The first song was kinda bad, and I didn't think bringing back Santa was necessary. But things picked up again by the time they had the second song.
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« Reply #198 on: 11-29-2007 16:42 »

What do you mean "how did lars go to the future" he froze himself, I'm really not in a fit state to think so I'm sure I'm missing something obvious in your post and will feel stupid when it's pointed out to me. but what?
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« Reply #199 on: 11-29-2007 19:29 »

Just answer me this:

How damned much room is in one of those cryogenic tubes?  I wish I could get my closets to have the vast interior space that the tubes did.
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