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Frisco17

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« Reply #200 on: 06-19-2008 22:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2008 22:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Ryan Ro:
I want to be genuinely amused, surprised, annoyed or happy the way you often only are the first time with my wife.  NO TAKING THAT OUT OF CONTEXT. =)
Ding!

Must....resist....obvious.... joke.

Not....resisting....well.
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #201 on: 06-19-2008 23:48 »

I'm rather happy that the ending doesn't make me quite so eager to see Bender's Game. Makes the wait actually tolerable.
aknightofni

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« Reply #202 on: 06-20-2008 00:08 »

Saw it, liked it, but don't think its all that fair to discuss it until the more lawful public gets its chance.

I'm still buying it on the 24th. Far as I'm concerned it will be well worth it. I really did like it!

As for Benders Game, it comes out after Term 1 Exams, so supposedly ill have 4 months of engineering to keep me busy.

Probably wont help the wait though.
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #203 on: 06-20-2008 01:37 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2008 01:37 »

Heh, you and me both. ITWGY will be coming out when I'm working on my senior project though, hope I have time to buy it   frown. But yeah, I think it goes without saying that we're all buying BWABB when it comes out next tuesday.

Edit - BTW, you have don't to feel bad about discussing any details if you use spoiler tags. Only reason I didn't do it was because I got lazy.
Diggidydaffodil

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« Reply #204 on: 06-20-2008 10:04 »

I've now watched BBS several times and it seriously grows on you, so i guess the same could be said of BWABB if you didn't like it all that much the first time.  Also don't watch it in non widescreen which i did once, it made the animation look awful.  I now apologise to the animators, they did an amazing job on both.
Frisco17

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« Reply #205 on: 06-20-2008 18:02 »

I seem to be stuck in a rather interesting situation. I pre-ordered BWABB in February and later found out that I;m leaving for Germany on the 23rd. I got an email today saying it's been shipped (i did overnight). Now it's a race against time to see if they'll actually deliver it on a weekend. I must have it for the 8.5 hour flight!
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #206 on: 06-20-2008 18:09 »

That is quite a race against time.

Which company is shipping your DVD Frisco?

I just hope they know that their crew is expendable and your package isn't.
Frisco17

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« Reply #207 on: 06-20-2008 22:05 »

UPS Air from some distribution center in Pittsburt to me in Allentown. Could easily get here before I leave Monday morning just not sure whether "over night shipping" includes weekends. Which it better!
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #208 on: 06-21-2008 03:11 »

UPS doesn't deliver on Saturday, I know that for a fact, as for Sunday, I dunno.
Frisco17

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« Reply #209 on: 06-21-2008 13:19 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2008 13:19 »

I just checked the site again. It says it's scheduled for the 23rd. Which means it'll get here around 4PM. Problem is I'll be in the middle of the North Atlantic by then. Which means even the Brit's will have it before me becuase I'm gone till July 3rd.

Homer: (deep breath) F....

That's the loudest profanity I've ever heard.
aknightofni

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« Reply #210 on: 06-21-2008 15:53 »

well, you could download it now, wait until the 24th then watch it.

I mean you bought it, ordered it, and its out to the public. No harm done! Go for it!
Frisco17

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« Reply #211 on: 06-21-2008 19:18 »

I might do that tomorrow actually.
Binder

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« Reply #212 on: 06-24-2008 09:11 »

JUST picked it up before work!  big grin
WOn't be able to view it until tonight (or lunchtime  wink ) The packaging is EXCELLENT. The matte finish with the glossy bumpy Leela is very sleek, much better than lenticular Bender of BBS in my opinion. Very detailed retro horror movie art inside, awesome disc holder slot and the free postcard and bookmark (?) are treats! Only complaint: the security strip tears away at the cardboard if removed, so I'm not fiddling with it anymore. 
Binder

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« Reply #213 on: 06-24-2008 09:12 »
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BTW, got my copy at Target for $19.99 with an attached $5 off BBS coupon.

OOH! Just noticed, inside the BWBB box is a sketch of leela being attacked by the tentacle. VERY subtle.
ericisbacchus

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« Reply #214 on: 06-24-2008 17:20 »

Hey all. It's funny, I've already seen BWBB, forgotten what happened, and watched it again. I hope you all like it. I'll see you guys again later this year, when I get the next movie a month before it's released.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #215 on: 06-24-2008 21:14 »

BWABB is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon.com.  That can't be a bad thing.
La Belle Leela

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« Reply #216 on: 06-24-2008 21:47 »

Just finished watching it, and the lost episode, freakin' LOVED it!  big grin

Gonna watch it again tomorrow with commentary.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #217 on: 06-24-2008 21:47 »

Screw all the nay-sayers, I loved it.
La Belle Leela

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« Reply #218 on: 06-24-2008 22:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Screw all the nay-sayers, I loved it.

Bottom line,,,that's all that really matters!  big grin

Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #219 on: 06-24-2008 23:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 23:01 »

I just wrote a huge post on the Madhouse forums about the movie that I'm not entirely sure I want to repeat here until I've seen the movie a few times and formed a more concrete opinion.  I... didn't enjoy it as much as some of you did.  In short, I found the jokes and some of the characterization to be better than those of BBS, but the story to be worse.

Regardless of how I feel about this movie, though, the preview for Bender's Game has me extremely stoked for the third movie.
aknightofni

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« Reply #220 on: 06-24-2008 23:04 »

Win, BWABB was made of it.

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #221 on: 06-24-2008 23:12 »

The only place near me that has copies is the video store with two copies to rent. I drove for an hour tonight just to find one to buy.

I failed to find any.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #222 on: 06-24-2008 23:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Diggidydaffodil:
As i think someone said the general thing is if you liked/loved BBS you won't like it and if you didn't you will.

I loved BBS but I didn't like this. :/
Zoo Station

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« Reply #223 on: 06-24-2008 23:48 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 23:48 »

I just finished watching it and overall I thought it was great; definitely classic Futurama with some fun scenes and memorable one-liners. The preview for Bender's Game looks AMAZING!
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #224 on: 06-27-2008 13:34 »

BBB is very enjoyable; no overload to my tiny mind trying to figure out time travel plots or worrying about complicated emotions, just a lot of jokes.  The whole monster turned molestor plot might have been too weird but I appreciate David Cross's comic delivery and he carried that awkward burden well. 

Leela's capitulation to Yivo was kind of hard for me to fathom, but overall thumbs up for BBB.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #225 on: 06-27-2008 14:59 »

I thought in the beginning was just like the TV series before it got killed off. Love it. I am not quite sure I loved it, but I guess it was OK... Perhaps I was a BBS fan more than of BWaBB. I really thought Zapp was dead on. Loved all of his material. I agree with HipNoJoe in the aspect that Yivo was basically a pimp/molestor but you know... What can ya do? I think I'll enjoy enstallment number three.
Kryten

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« Reply #226 on: 06-27-2008 15:28 »

Wow, that was...

...disappointing.

Sure, there was funny stuff, but it felt like there really wasn't any heart. The characters were just shells of themselves, and...

I'm sorry, but if any movie just didn't have to be made, it was this one.

A 2.5 out of 5.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #227 on: 06-27-2008 15:57 »

Awww, I'm sorry to hear you didn't care for it, Krytes.

Are you going to give us details of why you didn't like it?  I kinda figured that the religious members of the board would react like Kelly - the anti-religious themes were too much for her.

Anyway, I'll state it again, Bender's Game looks like it's going to rock!
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #228 on: 06-27-2008 16:16 »

After watching it a second time, I take back my saying I didn't like it. I like it, but it's really weird and I needed the second view to really "get" it.

Alas, I much prefer BBS, that movie was effing awesome... but I can respect BwaBB.

Some of the side-stories with Fry's girlfriend and the "leaguey-weegys" are kind of lame, but there was enough humour for me to enjoy it. In fact, I'd say it had more humour than BBS, but I cared much more for Big Score's less unconventional story.

My biggest fear for both of the movies is the humour going the way of the Simpsons. And while I'd say it's fairly strong compared to new Simpsons, it's a lot more hit and miss than it used to be... and the misses can make me sigh sometimes. However, BBS proved that the storytelling and the emotional impact can be as strong as ever, and BwaBB proved... that David Cross will totally have sex with every living creature in the universe? I don't know what it proved... all I can say is that it was very unconventional, but the humour was a bit stronger, and there was some emotional impact, and I liked it, but not as much as the average episode due to the side-stories, the weirdness, and, I guess, the lack of Fry being Fry. He was out of character the entire movie IMO.

Also, I'm sticking to my not watching previews or trailers until I've seen the movie... I watch them after watching the movie, and I'm like wow... that would've spoiled the entire movie for me.
Kryten

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« Reply #229 on: 06-27-2008 16:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Awww, I'm sorry to hear you didn't care for it, Krytes.

Are you going to give us details of why you didn't like it?  I kinda figured that the religious members of the board would react like Kelly - the anti-religious themes were too much for her.

Anyway, I'll state it again, Bender's Game looks like it's going to rock!

Like I said... there was no heart in the story. And it was really, really disjointed. It felt like it didn't fit in with the rest of the series.
Sine Wave

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« Reply #230 on: 06-27-2008 16:28 »

After a night to think I think I may have come up with a reason for Leela's turn to Yivo. She was basically faced with either being stuck, miserable, in reality for all eternity or living happily brainwashed like everyone else for eternity. The key here is for eternity. A lifetime of misery I can take, but eternal misery might make me turn to Yivo, too. Will be watching it a second time shortly, hopefully not being as tired/pissed off as I was when I watched it last night will raise my opinion of it.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #231 on: 06-27-2008 16:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Ryan Ro:
I want to be genuinely amused, surprised, annoyed or happy the way you often only are the first time with my wife. NO TAKING THAT OUT OF CONTEXT. =)
Ding!
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
 Must....resist....obvious.... joke.

Not....resisting....well.

And the Awkward Meter goes up another notch!

Also, I loved the airtime that Zapp and Calculon got on this one.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #232 on: 06-27-2008 16:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Like I said... there was no heart in the story. And it was really, really disjointed. It felt like it didn't fit in with the rest of the series.
But the sexiest funeral dress ever didn't make up for that?
BeeJay

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« Reply #233 on: 06-27-2008 21:28 »

Hi, all.  (My first posting - yes, I'm a nooob, but a long-time fan.)

I waited with much-bated breath for BBS, delighted when I saw it, and expected the same from BWABB. <sigh>

After having to wait until today to get it (long story), I rushed home to watch it.  And, well, it was OK, but.......

......it was average.  While I am DELIGHTED NO END to have fresh material, and was not loathe to have paid an exorbitant $24.99 for my copy, it just didn't live up to my expectations.  Here are a few BADS and a few GOODS:

BADS
1) Didn't Fry seem a little, well, FLAT, in regards to his behavior and such?  Ditto Leela.
2) The characterization of "Yivo"(sp?) was alarmingly primary - as in virtually no character development at all.  Monster tentacles people, takes over world, reveals terrible truth, convinces everyone it's OK, etc. You really don't CARE what he does by the end.
3) This installment didn't seem to have as many nerdy gags as the original series.  And that is what I look for as a Futurama trademark.
4) The death of Kiff! (Although the funeral on Kiff's homeworld was great with the participation of the Grand Midwife!)
5) Somewhat lame ending.

GOODS
1) The Deathball game. 
2) The team of Farnesworth and Wernstrom.
3) Amy & Kiff's wedding
4) Any scene with Zapp - his characterization suffered not one whit!
5) The simply killer DVD package artwork!

JUST NEUTRALLY WEIRD
1) Fry's new girlfriend's polyandrous relationship(s).
2) The talking tentacles.
3) Fry as the "Pope"(?!?)
4) Heavy-handed treatment of the "Heaven" concept (a little too preachy).
soylentOrange

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« Reply #234 on: 06-27-2008 21:44 »

Hi BeeJay, welcome to PEEL!  Enjoy your stay.  It's usually less nuts around here; The board is just going through its semi-annual PMS.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #235 on: 06-27-2008 22:59 »

I just got BWABB today, and I LOVED IT!  It felt just like an episode, but had more.  I think it worked much better than BBS; the jokes were punchier, the digital animation was spot on and the characters were just like in former episodes.  Overall, I give it a 9/10! 
Books

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« Reply #236 on: 06-27-2008 23:36 »

Finally, somebody's on my side. Pretend I'm hugging you seattlejohn...right now...
Sine Wave

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« Reply #237 on: 06-27-2008 23:51 »

Well, I watched it again, and my appreciation went way up. Still didn't think it was great (the ending was still off to me), but it was something I don't regret watching anymore. So basically it had its ups and downs, but more ups than downs I think.
aknightofni

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« Reply #238 on: 06-28-2008 00:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2008 00:05 »

To be honest im okay with the movies being a bit off from the shows greatness, their a lot harder to keep the same feel when its 4x as long as an episode, they have to work around the 4 episode split without affecting the continuity, and all in all its meant to be an experiment in popularity to show the fanbase is large enough to bring the show back. Old and hardcore fans might nitpick, but should be understanding, if it snags new fans along the way its a bonus!

I am perfectly happy as long as the movies bring the laughs and the bucks, because ultimately thats what counts. They need to make a big bang with each movie to prove they deserve their second chance, they will lose some of what made Futurama great in the process, but im okay with it as long as it comes back for the returning seasons :P

I did feel some of the characterizations were lacking in BWABB, but I am glad amy / kif had their chance to be center stage. I was actually pretty impressed with Benders actions too, its nice to see how much he cares about Fry and Leela in his own... special... way. I got the impression they wanted to tone down the individual relationship searching after BBS.
OrpheusLupus

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« Reply #239 on: 06-28-2008 01:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2008 01:05 »

 
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Originally posted by NastyInThePasty:
It's just that they don't acknowledge the events of BBS at all. Leela shows no discernable jealousy about Fry and Colleen whatsoever. Total character resetting time (although Amy/Kif seem to have some rocky times ahead...).

Not really, as far as they're concerned, I believe.   Generally, neither Futurama nor (gasp) the Simpsons (the first ten seasons anyway) really pay attention to character development within the same season.  They just don't. In fact, the character development can be rather selective from episode to episode and season to season. This seems to carry over to the movies.  I can't necessarily explain WHY that is (I'm not them), but while they both generally have excellent continuity (well, Simpsons used to once) compared to some other comedies don't expect it to show up right afterwards.  Heh.

Edit:  Well, there were a few exceptions to this "rule", but not very often in Futurama.  It's nothing new.
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