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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

Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #560 on: 04-14-2008 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-14-2008 21:00 »

This post is reserved for Frida Waterfall's long-delayed review whenever it is written.

However, one must take into consideration that one like Frida may not make a post on a thread on on-topic that is not about the topic. So, in order for this pointless post to be permitted, she has included a short, one-sentence summary of her review which is still a work in progress.

It sucked.
Well, it had potential to be a great Futurama epic with the time-travel plot, but because it did not use time-travel to its full advantage, nor did it hinder the emotion it could have with the use of time-travel, and the fact that it didn't have precise key protoganists, it failed miserably.
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
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« Reply #561 on: 04-14-2008 21:34 »

Really Frida? I thought it was really good!  big grin

I've seen the movie AT LEAST 10 times...maybe more. I just keep finding it a really entertaining movie. The whole "paradox free time travel" always confuses me a little, but overall I laughed a lot, I smiled at Lars and Leela's love, and I felt a drop of hope as


Overall, 9 out of 10 for me!
Sir Wankalot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #562 on: 04-15-2008 13:14 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Frisco17:
 And you got the impression that the Narwhal had anything to do with sex where?

Wasn't it obvious from the way they were looking at each other? and the way they touched horns etc. You gotta be pretty naive to think there was no shenanigans going on there

km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #563 on: 04-15-2008 18:01 »

Regardless of any "shenanigans" or not, the main problem I had with the narwhal subplot was simply how it bludgeoned you over the head with its complete lack of subtlety. As I'm sure I've said before, normally Futurama finds more creative/less obvious ways of making points.
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #564 on: 04-15-2008 21:49 »

Yeah, that's really the only complaint I have about BBS. The fact that the Leela/Leelu conection is about as subtle as a drunken rhino.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #565 on: 04-16-2008 07:55 »

Was it supposed to be subtle? I don't see Fry going for (well, subconciously anyway) a Leela substitute that wasn't rather blatant in its similarities.
Frisco17

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« Reply #566 on: 04-16-2008 21:35 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2008 21:35 »

That's true. It probably never even occured to him that they were similar at all except for the fact that he couldn't be with either one.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #567 on: 11-11-2013 18:55 »

I will agree that this movie isn't the best thing the series has done, but overall it was still very good. It started off weak, but gradually got better as it went on. Very quickly, in fact. I still stand by it being the best of the DVD movies, too.

8.5/10
TheBPB11

Starship Captain
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« Reply #568 on: 11-14-2013 06:50 »

Bender's Big Score is really good.  I think I like TBWABB a tiny bit more, but not by much.  I really like the time code plot, and it's always nice to see Nibbler. 8/10
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #569 on: 12-27-2013 03:58 »

By far the best of the four movies; Not only does it feel like something I'd see in the theaters, but It's also the most Futurama-esque of the  movies. I will admit that it does start off a bit slowly, but it definitely got better further into the movie. I like both of the songs a whole lot, and Nudar is one of my very favorite characters/villains in the series. The space war at the end was amazing, as well. I'd give it a 9.5/10!
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #570 on: 01-02-2014 00:03 »

I rewatched this recently for an Xmas-themed marathon, and I must say, it's easily one of the best things the show's ever done. There are a few issues with the general pacing/structure which can largely be attributed to the way they had to split it for broadcast, and a few minor annoyances here and there with the loose time travel rules, but other than that, this is Futurama firing on all cylinders - lots of laughs and a super clever sci-fi plot, with a big emotional punch at the end. It's also the most well-written of the four DVD movies - every little plot point (even the sub-plot involving Hermes' decapitation) pays off in some way, and in some ways, it largely feels like a love letter to the fans, given the sheer number of callbacks and self-references subtly laced throughout.

I think I'd have to agree with MRM's 9.5/10. smile
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #571 on: 01-02-2014 08:29 »

I have to agree. All my gripes with this film are usually blown out of proportion, and I forget all the things I love about it.

Yeah, the time travel rules are a bit iffy and it leads to contradictions in the show's timeline. That doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things when practically everything else is so stellar. It uses all the characters to great effect and captures the general spirit of the show perfectly, in my opinion.


60891246/10. Or something.
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #572 on: 01-02-2014 09:06 »

I'd have been happy with something along the lines of this as a cinema-released Futurama movie... Obviously, with the necessary alterations to make it more of a feature film than a four-parter doubling as a DVD movie, but in terms of the general stuff, this personifies Futurama perfectly (and shits all over the other 3 DVD movies).
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #573 on: 01-02-2014 09:11 »

(and shits all over the other 3 DVD movies).

True. TBWABB's plot is too ridiculous, ITWGY's plot is too dull, and BG's plot is too... terrible.
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #574 on: 01-02-2014 09:19 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2014 09:20 »

The Beast With a Billion Backs had some promise in its plot, but went on too many crazy tangents to be fully enjoyable (though it is, at least, very funny). Bender's Game was just crap - even putting aside my general disdain for fantasy as a genre, the fact that a good 40-50% of the whole thing was just fucking pointless? Well, that's just plain dissatisfying. Into the Wild Green Yonder also had the potential to be better than it is, though it's at least a worthy #2 to Bender's Big Score.

I always wondered why on earth they chose the title Bender's Big Score, though. Bender's plot is hardly the focal point of the movie/four-parter. Marketing, I guess? Bender being the show's most popular/well-known character and all... Plus, I always thought the title was too similar to Bender's Game. I used to get the two mixed up prior to their release.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #575 on: 01-02-2014 18:27 »

It's possible that the title is referring to either the idea that Bender is 'scoring' by going into the past and stealing artifacts that are very valuable, or that in the last few moments, Bender 'scored' by saving Earth from the scammers.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #576 on: 01-02-2014 22:51 »

Meanwhile, I just rewatched it since you're all talking about it. I'm gonna have to stand by my old rating of an 8.5/10.

I really liked it, but some moments felt really awkward. And I didn't really like the Nude Alien Scammers at all. They're mediocre characters at best, and glad that we won't be seeing them ever again. Also, the space battle really wasn't that great. It was pretty good, but it just didn't really engage you into liking it, you know what I mean?

But hey, I still like the film though, lots! Everything else was pretty great!
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #577 on: 01-03-2014 03:51 »

It's possible that the title is referring to either the idea that Bender is 'scoring' by going into the past and stealing artifacts that are very valuable, or that in the last few moments, Bender 'scored' by saving Earth from the scammers.

I got that part, but it's still a very bizarre choice for the title.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #578 on: 01-03-2014 11:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2014 11:59 »

Yeah, title isn't so good. When I saw the DVD first time, the title and cover didn't seem so interesting, but a bit silly.

Also, the space battle really wasn't that great. It was pretty good, but it just didn't really engage you into liking it, you know what I mean?
No? I mean I can't think anything wrong with it.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #579 on: 01-03-2014 12:48 »

I actually loved the battle; especially the Globetrotter's ship. Also, the way Hermes grunts to the music always amused me for some reason.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #580 on: 01-03-2014 21:44 »

I liked the scene, but it didn't feel engaging, and that's pretty much where it was aiming at. Hence why I found it just okay...
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #581 on: 01-03-2014 21:53 »

This is the thing that got me hooked on Futurama. It still doesn't get old.

60891246/10. Or something.

^^^ This
Mr Snrub

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #582 on: 01-04-2014 00:44 »

I actually loved the battle; especially the Globetrotter's ship.
That made me laugh so hard first time I saw it. It's not even that funny; it's just ridiculous.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #583 on: 01-04-2014 12:27 »

60891246/10. Or something.

^^^ This

I was actually just making fun of the 10-point scale. My actual score would be something like an 8/10.

Also, hi there Danny. I don't see you around here much anymore.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #584 on: 01-04-2014 20:46 »

Also, hi there Danny. I don't see you around here much anymore.

I mostly lurk now. But I post when I want/must/have to. wink
Mr Snrub

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #585 on: 01-04-2014 22:14 »

What, you think you're better than PEELS's incessant spam and arguments now? Well sore ree, your majesty.
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