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PEE Poll: How would you rate ITWGY (1 = worst; 10 = best)?
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x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #440 on: 02-27-2009 07:01 »

I think it's a coincidence.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #441 on: 02-27-2009 13:55 »

Is anyone gonna change their avatar to Fry and Leela
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #442 on: 02-27-2009 14:07 »

DONE! I was leaving it a little longer for the Aussies
Binder

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« Reply #443 on: 02-27-2009 17:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-27-2009 17:31 »

My not so lightspeed-brief review:

I've enjoyed each of the Futurama direct-to-DVD movies in their own unique ways. While I prefer certain movies over others, I appreciated that each film gave us a different "flavor" of Futurama. "Bender's Big Score" combined the complicated time travel plot (Roswell That Ends Well, Space Pilot 3000) with the sentimental tear jerker (Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryish) and a shipper story (The Sting, Devil's Hands). "The Beast With a Billion Backs" was a "monster of the week" plot (Parasites Lost, The Honking)  and an intersecting power hungry Bender story (A Pharaoh to Remember). "Bender's Game" was a genre love letter (Where No Fan Has Gone Before) dedicated to Lord of the Rings and D&D combined with a Mom vs. PE story (Future Stocks, Fish Full of Dollars). Finally we have "Into the Wild Green Yonder".

There are heavy environmental messages as seen in "Bender's Game" and episodes like "The Birdbot of Icekatraz" and "Love's Labours Lost in Space", a light shipper romance, a wacky Bender story and an open conclusion as seen in"Devil's Hands". But what places "ITWGY" apart from the other films is that this time it really feels like a film. While the intro of Mars Vegas and eventually New Mars Vegas was very much like a self contained episode, after the 22 minute mark I forgot that every preceding 22 minutes were another "episode". From 23 minutes on, the plot moved organically including every member of the PE crew and not abruptly stalling for a "goodbye" from beloved secondary characters (something which hurt BBS, too many abrupt "hellos"). The finale was perfect. The crew (minus poor Dwight and Cubert but plus a mysterious three eyed shadow) heading into a wormhole that could place them years from their current point in the galaxy, or simply pops them out right into the PE garage. Where they really end up is up to the future of the series. And if this is really the end then it's up to the fans to decide, giving this forum years of life.

9/10
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #444 on: 02-27-2009 20:13 »

Is it just me or has the time between BBS and ITWGY really flown by?
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #445 on: 02-27-2009 20:21 »
« Last Edit on: 02-27-2009 20:35 »

Is it just me or has the time between BBS and ITWGY really flown by?

The time between BG and ITWGY perhaps but it's been a hell of a wait since BBS.

The wait between BBS and BWABB seemed like an eternity too which made it one of the reasons it was such a shame that I found the movie to be a disappointment.

ITWGY was certainly worth the wait, it exceeded my expectations if anything.
Binder

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« Reply #446 on: 02-27-2009 20:59 »

Between BBS and BWABB felt like forever (and was actually 210 days)
Between BWABB and BG felt a bit less longer (and was actually 133 days)
Between BG and ITWGY felt like no time at all (and was actually 112 days)
Smarty

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« Reply #447 on: 02-27-2009 21:22 »

Between BBS and BWABB felt like forever (and was actually 210 days)
Between BWABB and BG felt a bit less longer (and was actually 133 days)
Between BG and ITWGY felt like no time at all (and was actually 112 days)


I agree completely.
km73

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« Reply #448 on: 02-27-2009 21:34 »

Well, yeah, actually I do too, and it makes sense since every interval was, in fact, shorter.
I suppose that was probably done on purpose too.

Also, I like ITWGY's opening song.
-Baye-

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« Reply #449 on: 02-28-2009 00:29 »

Also, I like ITWGY's opening song.

Second.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #450 on: 02-28-2009 01:15 »

Also, I like ITWGY's opening song.

Second.

Third.
Smarty

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« Reply #451 on: 02-28-2009 02:17 »

Well, yeah, actually I do too, and it makes sense since every interval was, in fact, shorter.
I suppose that was probably done on purpose too.

Also, I like ITWGY's opening song.

Probably. Since they were all made one after another, they could make the dates as close as they wanted.

Fourth.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #452 on: 02-28-2009 04:11 »

Fifth. Except I mentioned it earlier so first. Seth Macfarlene did a great job, even though I'm not a fan of Family Guy.
Frisco17

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« Reply #453 on: 02-28-2009 04:56 »

Finally got to see it and I have to say it's by far the greatest of the movies. Words cannot describe its awesomeness.
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #454 on: 02-28-2009 05:50 »

BBS: A-

TBWABB: A-

BG: B+

ITWGY: B

Liked this last one, lots of laughs and goofy asides, but what a horribly anticlimactic way to end the Fry/Leela 'ship. frown
Smarty

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« Reply #455 on: 02-28-2009 06:08 »

I just got my DVD earlier today, and I just watched it with the commentary. I loved it, as I always do. smile

Only Futurama commentaries are interesting...roll eyes
Bender Bending

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« Reply #456 on: 02-28-2009 16:22 »

I liked ITWGY very much, although as the last two were so bad anything had to be better, it confused me a little in parts but I intend to rewatch it again later on. The final scene though was quite frankly amazing!
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #457 on: 02-28-2009 17:56 »

I loved this movie. The bender story arc may put it in the top 10 episodes all time if compared to the series.

Some notes;

Frisco17

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« Reply #458 on: 02-28-2009 18:12 »

Zapp singing "Hungry Like The Wolf".....classic

My God that was hilarious!

Zapp: "For me, there is only one eighties."
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #459 on: 02-28-2009 19:06 »

Was it just me or did one of the Feministas look a lot like Jackie Anderson from 'A Leela of her Own'?
Waze

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« Reply #460 on: 02-28-2009 19:26 »

ITWGY actually surprised me in a good way.
It was MUCH better than Bwbb and BG

Binder

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« Reply #461 on: 03-01-2009 03:36 »

I figured out the dark one at about 3/4 the way through. I figured out who Lars was in BBS about halfway through. I still don't know what Hermes is. A space potato man?
km73

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« Reply #462 on: 03-01-2009 03:53 »

It didn't even occur to me to particularly wonder or think about who the Dark One was, or care, while I was watching it. Didn't give it much thought, I guess. As for Lars I had known about that beforehand.   So I have no idea if I would have figured it out or not.
Probably not though.
Frisco17

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« Reply #463 on: 03-01-2009 04:08 »

To be honest I actually came to the same conclusion that Fry did. (Never a good thing.) That being the only person who's mind was unreadable he was somehow the dark one. The fact that it was the leech surprised me.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #464 on: 03-01-2009 04:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2009 04:13 »

The leech surprised me as well, as I had the Fry conclusion all along. However, I wasn't constantly thinking about who it was the whole movie through. With Lars, I didn't think about it either, which made the end of Score much more satisfying than knowing or guessing.

Also:
Zapp singing "Hungry Like The Wolf".....classic

My God that was hilarious!

Zapp: "For me, there is only one eighties."
That was one of the quotes from the movie that will endure with me.
Binder

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« Reply #465 on: 03-01-2009 04:53 »

I thought that Fry being the dark one meant that while he was the one to bring destruction, he could also make the choice to maintain life. But that wouldn't be to climactic, as Fry would just have to not do what he was doing.
speedracer
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« Reply #466 on: 03-01-2009 10:49 »

I thought that Fry being the dark one meant that while he was the one to bring destruction, he could also make the choice to maintain life. But that wouldn't be to climactic, as Fry would just have to not do what he was doing.

He'd have to be worried that he'd fall into darkness later and make another attempt to destroy the egg though.  I guess he must have seen the ending to Minority Report.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #467 on: 03-01-2009 18:36 »

Got my copy yesterday!   Awesome movie!  Exiciting thrillride!  Liked the golf courses, Mars Vegas, Leela and her band of eco-feminists who turned  Leo sexist.   Leela joining the eco feminists was reminisent on BWABB when Bender joined the League of Robots.   The 9 Man was cool as well, and who thought the Dark One turned out to be that little worm Leela was caring for?  Bender's affair with Fanny was great, cool to see the Robot Mafia again.   Good to see Frieda Waterfall again, even though she dies.   The evolution was cool as well.   It was even funny when the ecofemenists went to jail, and Fry kept getting conked on the head everytime he meet the Legion of Mad Followers.   There was nothing bad about it.  Though the ending didn't sit too well with me.  I think it should've ended after they go into the wormhole, the closing credits shows what became of them, or a "Goldmember" type of ending where they watch themselves in the theater. 

It's a good thing Billy West said there might be a new season in the works.  That's probably it ended how it did.  Great movie, worth every penny for any Futurama fan. 

My ratings:

BBS:  50%
BWABB: 100%
BG: 87%
ITWGY 91%

I've seen BBS like five times, that's why I gave that one a low rating. 
Cinimod

Bending Unit
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« Reply #468 on: 03-01-2009 20:33 »

Great movie, the best of the 4 and a good closure

The 9 Man was cool as well, and who thought the Dark One turned out to be that little worm Leela was caring for? 
I watched it with two friends, and one of them guessed
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #469 on: 03-01-2009 20:38 »

Though the ending didn't sit too well with me.  I think it should've ended after they go into the wormhole, the closing credits shows what became of them, or a "Goldmember" type of ending where they watch themselves in the theater. 

Strongly disagree.

Ok, things like this are down to personal taste but and ending like that would have cheapened Futurama as a show. Whilst we all know it's just a fictional TV show it's still an interesting story to be immersed in.  If they pulled off a Goldmember type ending it'd indicate that even in the fictional realm the story you'd just enjoyed wasn't even real.

Maybe I'm just picky but it'd have ruined Futurama as a whole for me if they did something like that. It'd be like getting to the end of Lord of the Rings only to find that "and then Frodo awoke - phew, it was all just a dream".

That'd suck.
bankrupt

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« Reply #470 on: 03-01-2009 21:30 »

I just watched the film last night and I rather enjoyed it. I need to have another viewing to render a final verdict though. One thing I can say though, the opening sequences of the films have been great and ItWGY's is no exception. I loved the poker sequence as well.

Gorky

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« Reply #471 on: 03-01-2009 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2009 22:01 »

So I haven't been on these boards in...er...three years or so, but the release of ItWGY--and my ridiculous need to, you know, analyze the poor thing to death--has lead to my anti-climactic and utterly pointless return. I guess a howdy is in order, PEELers--I'm one of them vaguely-old fogeys of PEEL, the kind that distinguished herself in no way and was thus ultimately forgettable.

But enough with the self-serving re-introductions--here's a nice little copy-paste review that I posted over here (spoiler-tagged, just in case)...


That's it for now--though I warn you, I may be back later for more poorly-articulated conjecture.
dr.bender nye

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #472 on: 03-01-2009 22:53 »

Well, I'm off to Amsterdam and the DVD is coming with me incase they have a player on the bus. See you soon folks!
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #473 on: 03-02-2009 03:34 »

I guess a howdy is in order, PEELers--I'm one of them vaguely-old fogeys of PEEL, the kind that distinguished herself in no way and was thus ultimately forgettable.

Holy crap, I remember you; I read some of your stuff.  So do you think you'll be back posting?
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #474 on: 03-02-2009 03:52 »

I just left some of my droppings (by which I mean "posts"--honestly, the comparison is too generous) in various threads, so I think I may be stickin' around for a while, km73. PEEL is pretty much the place to be if you're as obsessed with this show as I am; it's kind of like a socially-acceptable insane asylum.
Binder

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« Reply #475 on: 03-02-2009 13:28 »

BBS:  50%
BWABB: 100%
BG: 87%
ITWGY 91%
I've seen BBS like five times, that's why I gave that one a low rating. 

So you rated BBS lower because you've seen it too much? Doesn't really make a load of sense. If its because you now know the surprise ending on repeat viewings, then I might as well say Empire Strikes Back is a bad film because I now know that Vader is Luke's father.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #476 on: 03-02-2009 15:39 »

Binder, you know that does ruin the rewatch quality of the film though, right? The first time you watch it, the shock of this revelation makes it so good. Watching it again and again, you know exactly what's going to happen, it's less interesting. However, just because a film doesn't have rewatch value doesn't mean it isn't good. I still love Empire and Reservoir Dogs even though I know the ending.
Binder

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« Reply #477 on: 03-02-2009 18:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-02-2009 18:59 »

But you could argue that after watching the end of ANY Futurama movie you know whats going to happen on a repeat viewing, and thus it deserves a lower rating. Knowing who the dark one is doesn't hurt my third viewing of ITWGY any more than knowing that Lars=Fry on my eighth time of watching BBS. Luck of the Fryish and Jurassic Bark are other examples of the twist ending, and those are my most re-watched episodes.

I guess what I'm saying is that there is more to a story than just the twist... except for an M. Night Shyamalan film wink It's about the journey.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #478 on: 03-02-2009 19:15 »

Some things I forgot to mention were that it's too bad the thing about Leela being 'the other' wasn't mentioned in the movie.  Guess that was a forgotten angle.  Also, there was no Nibbler, either.
Frisco17

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« Reply #479 on: 03-02-2009 19:38 »

If you really try you could say that "the other" thing did come up. They didn't specifically mention it but she was the only one who trusted Fry at the end. By giving him the detonator she allowed him to trigger the events that lead to the egg hatching and the Dark One being destroyed.
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