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PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #120 on: 02-10-2009 01:35 »

http://www.gamestooge.com/2009/02/09/review-futurama-into-the-wild-green-yonder-dvd/

I'm noticing a startling turn in reviews.....
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« Reply #121 on: 02-10-2009 01:50 »

Change your avatar.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #122 on: 02-10-2009 01:56 »

happy?
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« Reply #123 on: 02-10-2009 02:00 »

Yeah. You were never as good enough for the birthday clown.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #124 on: 02-10-2009 02:03 »

I know i found it and thought it was perfect. But then i saw some one else had it and forgot to change it.  Enough of that lets get back to ITWGY, these new reviews suck.
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« Reply #125 on: 02-10-2009 02:05 »

Don't post any more or somebody will accuse you of using this place as your Personal Chatroom. no no
On-Topic: I was looking forward to this one the most, and I haven't seen Benders Game yet because it's too expensive.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #126 on: 02-10-2009 02:09 »


I wouldn't worry, such a stark contrast between different reviews is inevitable. Some loved it, some hated it, some were indifferent.

Different people have different tastes and expectations and with any luck we'll all fit perfectly into the "loved it" category.
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« Reply #127 on: 02-10-2009 02:24 »


Thanks for the link.

It's sad, I agree with that review.  Everything stated is how I have felt since BBS escaped (it was too bad to be released).

Still, there is hope that sales are good enough to warrent another run of the series - and I really want it to happen but with conditions.

I hope that Groening, DXC and FOX have realized the feature-length format doesn't suit Futurama and go back to the single episode, 22 minute format.

The other condiition is to go back and make the show character-driven and not try to follw the Family Guy format.  Yes, Family Guy is successful but the format of Gonzo Bad Jokes works for that show, not for Futurama.  Futurama fans demand more than juvenile bathroom jokes - Futurama has it legion of fans because it was witty and highbrow.  Most importantly, the characters were wonderful yet flawed.  Fry is just like a lot of guys I grew up around, Leela carries her insecurites around like luggage yet manages to portray a decisive, effective captain.  Bender is just like that friend everybody had in high school - the guy who was always living large and doing it his way.  

Together, this core threesome somehow managed to overcome their differences and be stauch, loyal friends.  The DVDs somehow forgot that special chemistry.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #128 on: 02-10-2009 02:37 »

they didn't forget that chemistry, they were forced to ditch it in order to accomodate FOX's brilliant idea of chopping the movies up into 22 minute episodes.  I really think that 90% of the problems we all have with the movies stem from the fact that's its just plain hard to develop a meaningful story that lasts 88 minutes, and yet can withstand being interrupted every 22 minutes, and can possibly even be seen out of order.  The result ends up being a bunch of shallow, one-dimensional character interactions that never seem to go anywhere. 
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« Reply #129 on: 02-10-2009 02:42 »

I never have gotten the core complaint of the films. i don't think any of them transitioned badly. All 3 films have served to be a very amusing movie with good laughs for me and that's all i really wanted. That's just my opinion though and i totally respect anyone who disagrees.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #130 on: 02-10-2009 02:52 »

I thought BBS worked very well and it all came together very nicely at the end, in terms of pacing it felt like a "proper" movie and the ending felt like a natural transition given what had occurred prior to it in the movie.

On the other hand both BWABB and BG were exactly the opposite in that respect and both endings just felt like a last minute clean up. It was almost as though the writers were just making the plot up as they wrote it and they suddenly realised that they had 80 odd minutes worth of material and they were nowhere near resolving the plot - so they just threw in a sudden, completely unprecedented solution which was followed by an even more jarring a conclusion. Regardless of how good the movie was up until that point it's never going to sit right if it ends in such a fashion.

That said the final twenty minutes of BWABB were pretty dull anyway so the sudden ending came as a relief of sorts. Bender's Game though was shaping up to be rather interesting so it felt a bit of a let down to see it end as it did.

I just hope that ITWGY gets this aspect right because if they can couple it with a good plot and humour we'll have a damn good movie on our hands.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #131 on: 02-11-2009 01:24 »

http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/02/10/futurama-into-the-wild-green-yonder-an-early-look/
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #132 on: 02-11-2009 03:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2009 03:39 »

the result of boredom....
http://www.mymovies.net/player/default.asp?ftrid=10592&filmid=8233&s=2&n=2
http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/4461953/11945229

dont worry just clips
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« Reply #133 on: 02-11-2009 20:13 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2009 20:16 »

RE: My review

They’re recycling character-based jokes instead of actual humor. I tried to count the number of original jokes in the film - there were none.

Imagine a Three Stooges short extended to 45 minutes in which it tries to be funny by pointing out Curly’s personality rather than actually DOING anything. How much of Curly saying “Nyah nyah nyah” could you stand? It’s sort of like The Simpsons parody of a variety show in which Bart comes out and says, “Cowabunga!”, with the audience cheering because he said “Cowabunga!” Or Slurms McKenzie coming out and saying, “Wimmy Wommy Wozzle!” Is the next Futurama film going to get big laughs because Bender says, “Bite my shiny metal ass!”?

They also tried to be “shocking” by making un-PC jokes. “Hey, we’re liberal, but look! We’re doing Femi-Nazi jokes like Rush Limbaugh! Aren’t we NAUGHTY???” No, you’re not - it’s the cinematic equivalent of making Dan Quayle jokes. They’re old and moldy and not funny anymore. Jerry Lewis in “Hardly Working” was dated - so is this.

I never laughed once in Into the Wild Green Yonder. Not once. Then again, I don’t feel *obligated* to laugh like some Futurama fans do.

If they’d released just the last few minutes of the film, I’d have given it 2 additional stars. “Well, it was incredibly short, but at least it didn’t bore me to tears.”
soylentOrange

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« Reply #134 on: 02-11-2009 21:10 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2009 21:23 »

first few minutes of the movie!

I love the Dune sand worm reference, and the intro theme is pretty catchy.
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« Reply #135 on: 02-11-2009 21:21 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2009 21:21 by [-mArc-] »

[didn't look licensed]

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« Reply #136 on: 02-11-2009 21:58 »

I love you guys!
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« Reply #137 on: 02-11-2009 22:08 »

Pros: I liked it better than the last 3 movies. It had a Why of Fry episode feel to it. It was more like the TV show.

Cons: I didn't like the first 30 mins. It looked like it was going to be like the other movies. It was some what predictable with the worm.

I give it B+
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #138 on: 02-11-2009 23:45 »

"It was some what predictable with the worm."
I kinda thought that too, but then I said in my mind I'd stay the course and let it flow.

I'll review this as best as I can to not spoil much, but just to be on the safe side:

Zilex

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« Reply #139 on: 02-11-2009 23:46 »

yeah the full movies all around now. i loved mcfarlines opening song.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #140 on: 02-11-2009 23:49 »

So it leaked did it, well I ain't watching until I buy the DVD. I can wait for what could be Futurama's last...
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #141 on: 02-12-2009 00:20 »

Hmmm...should I wait a couple more weeks?

Bugger that, the temptations too great.
Juliet

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« Reply #142 on: 02-12-2009 00:58 »

I seen it! I  love Mcfarlines singing voice

love Bender more

Zilex

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« Reply #143 on: 02-12-2009 01:27 »

my thoughts
aknightofni

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« Reply #144 on: 02-12-2009 01:34 »

<3 internets, watching it in 30 mins.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #145 on: 02-12-2009 02:19 »

best futurama movie..... restored my hope
GREAT ENDING
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #146 on: 02-12-2009 02:49 »

Just watched it, absolutely loved it. Not only did it have the best story but it had the humour too. Certainly the best of the four by some distance.

Ok, now for a reasonably comprehensive review, warning though, if you don't want to be spoiled look no further. I may give away some big plot points so don't say I didn't warn you.

I could probably write more but I'm tired so that'll do for now.

But should this be the end - it certainly went out with a bang.



TheHartAttack
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« Reply #147 on: 02-12-2009 03:30 »


It pains me to say this, but that review hits the nail right on the head.
TheHartAttack
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« Reply #148 on: 02-12-2009 03:54 »


Thanks for the link.

It's sad, I agree with that review.  Everything stated is how I have felt since BBS escaped (it was too bad to be released).

Still, there is hope that sales are good enough to warrent another run of the series - and I really want it to happen but with conditions.

I hope that Groening, DXC and FOX have realized the feature-length format doesn't suit Futurama and go back to the single episode, 22 minute format.

The other condiition is to go back and make the show character-driven and not try to follw the Family Guy format.  Yes, Family Guy is successful but the format of Gonzo Bad Jokes works for that show, not for Futurama.  Futurama fans demand more than juvenile bathroom jokes - Futurama has it legion of fans because it was witty and highbrow.  Most importantly, the characters were wonderful yet flawed.  Fry is just like a lot of guys I grew up around, Leela carries her insecurites around like luggage yet manages to portray a decisive, effective captain.  Bender is just like that friend everybody had in high school - the guy who was always living large and doing it his way.  

Together, this core threesome somehow managed to overcome their differences and be stauch, loyal friends.  The DVDs somehow forgot that special chemistry.

Oh yeah, dead on - I completely agree with this.
futz
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« Reply #149 on: 02-12-2009 04:06 »

So where and how did you and JonahFalcon get to see the movie 2 weeks before its release. And I hope you didn't join PEEL just to post what seems like a review but is
really just a copy/paste from previous posts.
Jezzem

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« Reply #150 on: 02-12-2009 07:50 »

I wouldn't listen to anything that JonahFalcon and TheHartAttack have to say. First of all: They're wrong and second: Make up your own mind when you see it.

But I will say this: The ending was the best ending I could've wanted for Futurama, whether it's the end or not.
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« Reply #151 on: 02-12-2009 09:44 »

I just finished watching this DVD.  It is by far the best of the lot and the ending was appropriate.  It gave me the feeling of wanting more.

If the series comes back (it's deja vu, all over again), I would want the writers to remember this ending and not hit the RESET button again.
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« Reply #152 on: 02-12-2009 14:13 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2009 14:18 »

So where and how did you and JonahFalcon get to see the movie 2 weeks before its release. And I hope you didn't join PEEL just to post what seems like a review but is
really just a copy/paste from previous posts.

Well, considering the issues with Johan Falcon's Max Payne (the game) review a while back...Anyone up for some "laggy multiplayer"?

@futz:  As for how you get it 2 weeks before release, do a quick Google search for "green yonder torrent".  smile
futz
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« Reply #153 on: 02-12-2009 15:38 »

I see, 'dis'n ya while ripping ya off, wonderful.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #154 on: 02-12-2009 15:49 »

Like I said for all four movies, the only reason I watch them online is so I know what it's like before I buy the DVD. And because of the straight to DVD thing, some say they might understand that. I'll still buy the DVD on Monday before having to go to college on that day just because Futurama deserves what money it gets from me to help it get back somehow somewhat.
aknightofni

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« Reply #155 on: 02-12-2009 15:52 »

Best of the four, and they found a way to make the ending half decent.

Anyone else find it odd that Leela decided to flip the switch from hyperbitch to genuine compassion? Was nice to see but felt twilight zone-ish.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #156 on: 02-12-2009 15:59 »

Not really. It just felt nice for once that she's opened her heart to Fry and that she really does care. And yes, Leela, you did leave it a bit late to say so, but forgive and forget.

I wanna read what people thought of the Number 9 man because he's now my favorite minor character, next to Hedonism Bot and Calculon.
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« Reply #157 on: 02-12-2009 16:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2009 20:16 »

Anyone else find it odd that Leela decided to flip the switch from hyperbitch to genuine compassion? Was nice to see but felt twilight zone-ish.

After all the years of drama between Fry and Leela, I was very surprised and pleased to see them
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« Reply #158 on: 02-12-2009 16:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2009 16:15 »

I agree.  This was easily the best of the four movies and I very much liked the first two.  (Third was meh.)  I look forward to receiving my preordered DVD to give it a proper viewing.   And futz, I don't think anyone here is dl-ing it to rip anyone off.  We just want to see it...NOW!!!!  Like I said, I preordered the DVD weeks ago. 
aknightofni

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« Reply #159 on: 02-12-2009 16:36 »

Second viewing... Hehe gotta admit, love benders last line.

I'm sure we'll see them on the other side.
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