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Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #160 on: 10-31-2008 03:15 »

I'd like to get further into detail but here's what I can say briefly.

- First Half Better than Second Half
- Humor was Better than "Bender's Big Score" and Possibly "The Beast with a Billion Backs", but still not Old Futurama Quality
- Too Many Plotholes (at least for me)
aknightofni

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« Reply #161 on: 10-31-2008 04:49 »

Fry has to be basically impervious to impaling by now...
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #162 on: 10-31-2008 10:20 »

Bender's Game:  It's GOOD!

Best line:  They're making a hobbit.


Castel

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« Reply #163 on: 10-31-2008 10:50 »

That sucks, big time.

Sorry to be so blunt but....well, i didn't laugh one single time, the story is really uninteresting and there is absolutely no new characters devellopements or even links with the previous movie.

I'm really disappointed.
Juliet

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« Reply #164 on: 10-31-2008 12:12 »

Ok I was trying to watch it online but the sites that I go gave me a virus and I was really annoyed. I am going to wait till the DVD comes out on Monday.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #165 on: 10-31-2008 13:26 »

It didn't arrive today after all. Though I guess I was being a bit overly optimistic considering it was dispatched at 10pm last night.

With a bit of luck it'll turn up tomorrow.
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« Reply #166 on: 10-31-2008 15:39 »
« Last Edit on: 10-31-2008 16:03 »

That sucks, big time.

Sorry to be so blunt but....well, i didn't laugh one single time, the story is really uninteresting and there is absolutely no new characters devellopements or even links with the previous movie.

I'm really disappointed.

You sound like me after watching BBS.

aknightofni

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« Reply #167 on: 10-31-2008 18:02 »



Ralph Snart

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« Reply #168 on: 10-31-2008 18:07 »




aknightofni

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« Reply #169 on: 10-31-2008 18:58 »



homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #170 on: 10-31-2008 19:13 »

- First Half Better than Second Half

I agree on that one and a few things didn't go anywhere in the first act like Leela neck brace.


Movies < Episodes
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #171 on: 10-31-2008 19:35 »

I wasn't fond on the fact that you didn't get to the fantasy part until 50 minutes in (I checked the counter) but I did like the story anyway, it relates to today,but I still like it. It's the only Futurama we'll get until February or March, so you might as well enjoy it for now.

I think the main problem is the trailers overplay certain parts at the movie so you'll think it actually is quicker to get to the fantasy part.

But I say thats OK because there's alot to know before you get to that, and it's not easy to write and going straight into the main story.
Juliet

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« Reply #172 on: 11-01-2008 10:38 »

So I have finally seen Bender's Game and I thought it was good but not as good as the last two. Bender was great and so cute in the movie. Nibbler is cute in it too.


Curious Gorge

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« Reply #173 on: 11-01-2008 12:33 »

Didn't arrive today either.

Guess I'll just have to be patient and wait until Monday...
Marcus
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« Reply #174 on: 11-01-2008 15:13 »

i_c_weiner

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« Reply #175 on: 11-01-2008 15:36 »

First half was indeed better than the second half.

On the genre of the movie:

On the underlining message of the movie:

I was glad they dedicated it to Gary. Too bad they hadn't written him in and recorded a part for him before he died. That would've made the movie even better.

Yes, even better. As in it was already good. As in I liked it. As in get your coat.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #176 on: 11-01-2008 16:03 »

Today's Relation Plot:



Plots Format
aknightofni

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« Reply #177 on: 11-01-2008 17:36 »

Today's Relation Plot:


Angelikfire

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« Reply #178 on: 11-01-2008 20:53 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 20:57 »

I watched it and didn't like it. This surprises me, because I am a big fantasy nerd and I thought I would enjoy BG more than the other two movies: I were wrong. cry

In my opinion the plot was quite weak, and I'm disappointed at the lack of explanation about (unless I am mistaken, maybe I haven't caught it confused). Please, enlighten me.

But I have to watch it another time to explore it further. I hope it'll grow on me after some more viewings.
Rhodan

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« Reply #179 on: 11-01-2008 21:13 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 22:52 »

Sorry, but it was disappointment of epic proportions.Unlike first two, this was really much more like watching regular TV Futurama and somehow it didnīt suit this format.  Iīm glad they finally revealed their ever-planned secret about  Farnsworth, but unfortunaly almost nothing except that and few other jokes (loved that anti-Enterprise)  worked. It didnīt have superb humor of BWBB or plot on the level of BBS. The worst thing was that fantasy portion was so heavily relying either on overall simpleness or shallow LOTR parody.
As of now, I see it this way.
BBS- 7/10
BWBB - 8/10
BG - 6,5/10
Castel

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« Reply #180 on: 11-01-2008 21:21 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 21:25 »

The plot indeed is weak.

As many other things in this movie...

Can Amy be something else than just a slut, just for once please ? or Leela more than just a lunatic violence addict ?

I mean, more and more the characters are just the caricatures of themself.

The first movie was so damn good, it saddens me to see how the 2 and 3 are weak.

Angelikfire

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« Reply #181 on: 11-01-2008 21:39 »

I mean, more and more the characters are just the caricatures of themself.

The first movie was so damn good, it saddens me to see how the 2 and 3 are weak.

I completely agree.

Well, let's just keep our fingers crossed for ITWGY. In Ken Keeler I trust.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #182 on: 11-01-2008 21:41 »

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy
Rhodan

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« Reply #183 on: 11-01-2008 21:44 »

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy
I almost didnīt laugh to be honest. BWBB is the funniest in my opinion.
km73

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« Reply #184 on: 11-01-2008 21:51 »

Well, I didn't think either the first or the second were what could be called "good"...

So, thus far I'm still holding out some dim hope for this one. Again, I don't quite understand how they chose the plots for these movies--how these plotlines are what they came up with and settled on, after the years away--but I'm trying to still withhold judgment at this juncture.
Angelikfire

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« Reply #185 on: 11-01-2008 22:26 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 22:29 »

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy

Well, just three or four lines/gags made me laugh. And the plot is the most important element to me; it comes before the humour (that's why Futurama distinguishes - or maybe distinguished - itself from the other cartoons, IMHO).
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #186 on: 11-01-2008 23:15 »

Well, I didn't think either the first or the second were what could be called "good"...

So, thus far I'm still holding out some dim hope for this one. Again, I don't quite understand how they chose the plots for these movies--how these plotlines are what they came up with and settled on, after the years away--but I'm trying to still withhold judgment at this juncture.

I think that the crew had to meet deadlines for the release of each movie.

Or they lost their touch. ("The Simpsons" did)

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy

Well, just three or four lines/gags made me laugh. And the plot is the most important element to me; it comes before the humour (that's why Futurama distinguishes - or maybe distinguished - itself from the other cartoons, IMHO).

Futurama is an animated comedy. As a viewer of comedy, I have my own criteria for each genre. So, as a viewer of comedy, I judge Futurama as a comedy (which it far exceeds my preferences). Therefore, when I decide my rating for each episode, I have humor on the top and plot (and plot-related subjects) directly below that.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #187 on: 11-02-2008 00:39 »

i was on amazon and it looks like bender's game is selling really well.  Look at the sales rankings

http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-Benders-John-Di-Maggio/dp/B001DZOC78
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #188 on: 11-02-2008 01:30 »

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy

But when the film's an hour and a half long you could be forgiven for wanting a decent plot.

I haven't seen it yet so that's a neutral comment though I did feel the plot was what let down BWABB.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #189 on: 11-02-2008 02:22 »

i don't know what know why you guys don't like it because of the plot, it's by far the funniest, who cares if the plot is paper thin, it's not a drama, it's a comedy

ok, everything deserves a decent plot not godfather 2 or anything, but decent.  Bender's Game's plot was pretty decent, there were a lot of twists and turns. You can't determine a comedy by it's plot, BWABB was funnier than BBS, but BBS had a better, yet more confusing plot. That's why i liked BWABB better, and also Zapp
scruffyconrad

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« Reply #190 on: 11-02-2008 13:51 »

overall this movie I thought was the best of the three out. It had many twists and a decent ending I can't wait for the next one.
Angelikfire

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« Reply #191 on: 11-02-2008 15:43 »

You can't determine a comedy by it's plot, BWABB was funnier than BBS, but BBS had a better, yet more confusing plot. That's why i liked BWABB better

And I prefer BBS. It's the difference that makes the world funny. wink laff
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #192 on: 11-02-2008 15:43 »

I like all of them. And lets face it, If you didn't/don't like Bender's Game, appreciate it, at least, for now, because that's all your getting until February/March
Angelikfire

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« Reply #193 on: 11-02-2008 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2008 15:56 »

I like all of them. And lets face it, If you didn't/don't like Bender's Game, appreciate it, at least, for now, because that's all your getting until February/March

Well, personally I won't get too bitchy before watching the extras and listening to the commentary (which is always worth watching, even if the movie/episode isn't very good). Again, this is my first reaction; BWABB grow a little on me after watching it several times, and I thought it was awful the first time I watched it.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #194 on: 11-02-2008 19:23 »

I had a thought. We all know how King of the Hill is being cancelled right?  I wonder what they might be making room for....
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #195 on: 11-02-2008 19:51 »

*Rolls Dice* MORE REALITY SHOWS.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #196 on: 11-02-2008 20:00 »

not during animation domination
iceiwynd

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« Reply #197 on: 11-02-2008 20:09 »

Then more Family Guy reruns, whatever.

Seriously, they always toted Family Guy reruns over new KotH episodes in those ads for Animation Domination.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #198 on: 11-02-2008 21:06 »

Don't forget about the Cleveland show!
soylentOrange

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« Reply #199 on: 11-02-2008 23:31 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2008 23:34 »

Here's my review of Bender's Game.

I mentioned earlier that I thought it was the best of the three movies so far, and, after watching it again, I'm even more sure of that statement than before.  Some of you have said that you didn't find it very funny.  Personally, I thought it was hysterical.  A few things that stood out were Walt's 'owl larva' line, the running references to the way in which darkmatter is 'harvested', Fry's line about riding Leegola, and the rabbit/hobo joke.

I like futurama for three reasons.  The first, and most important, is the humor.  I'm willing to let a few plotholes pass by as long as I'm laughing at something going on on the screen.  Second is the plot.  Frankly, the plot was... tenuous at best.  Again though, it doesn't matter so much when there is enough humor.  The relationships between the characters are somewhat important to me, but I was so dissapointed with what they did to the Fry/Leela romance in BWABB that I was perfectly happy to have them ignore that for awhile.  I'm sick of seeing the lovesick-loser side of Fry, and there is none of that going on here.

One of the major themes in the movie is Leela's anger issues.  That was done extremely well.  I've never been so happy to see a cartoon character hack apart an army of orcs.

The rest of the review deals with details from the movie, so don't read if if you havent watched Bender's Game!


All in all, this is a great movie if you care more about humor than the fine details of the plot.   Just don't expect to see any shippy.  Well... except for that brief Ginacaladriel-Leegola scene.  Fracking hotttt!

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