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Finglonger

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« #160 : 06-12-2008 15:08 »

It certainly doesn't look like a vagina dentatae to me...
ShepherdofShark

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« #161 : 06-12-2008 20:42 »
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Analysis of the mouths of the beast with a billion backs.


I hate knee-jerk web critics. They deserve my wrath!
i_c_weiner

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« #162 : 06-12-2008 21:26 »
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That review was brutal and, in my opinion, uncalled for. I laughed out loud many times during BWABB. Sometimes I laughed so much that I had to stop and rewind it because I laughed over dialogue. Sure, BWABB isn't as thought-provoking as BBS, but it was more laugh-out-loud funny, and the humor and plot felt more like classic Futurama than BBS's plot.
ShepherdofShark

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« #163 : 06-12-2008 21:56 »

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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:

I stand corrected. But my original point remains - i.e. where's the vagina?

To be honest, I cant see how any real Futurama fan could possibly dislike either movie. But having seen BwaBB a few times now I would say i prefer BBS (just my opinion though).
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« #164 : 06-13-2008 00:01 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:

Sure, BWABB isn't as thought-provoking as BBS,

Are you kidding? BWABB is the deepest philosophical commentary on romance and contemporary relationships I have seen to date!
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« #165 : 06-13-2008 01:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Are you kidding? BWABB is the deepest philosophical commentary on romance and contemporary relationships I have seen to date!

And there's some pretty deep commentary on religion as well...


LayZ341

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« #166 : 06-13-2008 03:51 »


Wack overall.  I guess I'm too simple and religious to get this movie.
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« #167 : 06-13-2008 07:13 »


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« #168 : 06-13-2008 08:20 »
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:

That review was brutal and, in my opinion, uncalled for. I laughed out loud many times during BWABB. Sometimes I laughed so much that I had to stop and rewind it because I laughed over dialogue. Sure, BWABB isn't as thought-provoking as BBS, but it was more laugh-out-loud funny, and the humor and plot felt more like classic Futurama than BBS's plot.

I had somebody tell me last week in an e-mail that the word "extremist" came to mind when I was lashing out and trashing BBS.

Compared to this guy, I'm like Roger Ebert giving a "Thumbs Up".

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« #169 : 06-13-2008 08:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Are you kidding? BWABB is the deepest philosophical commentary on romance and contemporary relationships I have seen to date!

I guess I worded that wrong. Thought-provoking as having to think when watching it. BBS's time anti-paradox paradoxes made you confused and made you watch it again while thinking about the timeline.

BWABB has some deeper themes that aren't present in BBS, specifically religion and relationships. In that way, yes, BWABB was more thought-provoking. The big discussion with BBS was the time paradoxes and such; the big discussion with BWABB will be the themes. And loving the tenticle.
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« #170 : 06-13-2008 08:54 »

Looking forward to it! I remember when "A Pharaoh to Remember" was being ripped apart, and that's one of my favorite episodes! Futurama has many different flavors. The complicated intellectual geek plots (BBS), the outrageous space potato man robot sex change plots (BWBB), the tip of the hat to other franchises fantasy and/or sci-fi (Bender's Game) and the epic sci-fi stories (Wild Green Yonder). I think the DVD movies are giving us a taste of all the Futurama flavors.   
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« #171 : 06-13-2008 12:01 »

*Agrees with Binder*
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« #172 : 06-13-2008 14:33 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:

I guess I worded that wrong. Thought-provoking as having to think when watching it. BBS's time anti-paradox paradoxes made you confused and made you watch it again while thinking about the timeline.

Oh, aye, that much is true, Capitan.  :)

Anyway, I didn't find as much commentary on religion in it as I've seen mentioned. Most of the religion-related content was outright parody; it was too obvious to have an intriguing amount of depth. The love, sex, and modern relationship aspects were quite deep though, every time I've gone over the story in my head I've noticed a different manner in which it can be interpreted.

I'll have to watch it again when it comes out before I seriously declare myself to be of any one opinion or others. As well as writing my official review, which will quite likely be able to be published in one volume this time around.
What up?

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« #173 : 06-13-2008 17:26 »

I watched it and i dont think it was that good...
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« #174 : 06-13-2008 20:10 »

 
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Originally posted by upside_ur_head:
*Agrees with Binder*

Second. That's actually a pretty good theory.
Choppa

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« #175 : 06-13-2008 20:11 »

how did so many of you see the movie already? did i miss an online screening or something?
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« #176 : 06-13-2008 20:18 »

No some people just couldn't wait is all. I for one haven't seen it yet. Not for lack of means mind you.
Choppa

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« #177 : 06-13-2008 21:16 »

i can't wait... i wish i could see it  :(
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« #178 : 06-14-2008 03:01 »

I seen it! My review come up.

Can anybody screen capp Bender in his gown and drinking wine please?
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« #179 : 06-14-2008 03:25 »

I thought the movie was ok:

The good:


The not so good:

I think there many be some more I missed out. I need to watch it again
ShepherdofShark

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« #180 : 06-14-2008 03:30 »

Just an additional "good" for you:

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« #181 : 06-14-2008 03:33 »

Oh yeah!!! How could I forget about him  :)
ShepherdofShark

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« #182 : 06-14-2008 03:38 »


Possibly my favourite line in the movie.
i_c_weiner

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« #183 : 06-14-2008 08:10 »

On Shark's note:

On Juliet's bads:
Seymour_My_Hero

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« #184 : 06-14-2008 16:43 »

HOW ARE ALL YOU PEOPLE SEEING THE MOVIE?!

 :cry: I feel so out of place!
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« #185 : 06-14-2008 20:35 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:On Juliet's bads:


Frisco17

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« #186 : 06-14-2008 20:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Seymour_My_Hero:
HOW ARE ALL YOU PEOPLE SEEING THE MOVIE?!

  :cry: I feel so out of place!

Ask the cardinal....
Seymour_My_Hero

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« #187 : 06-15-2008 09:21 »
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Don't worry...I found it!   :D




Overall, C+
La Belle Leela

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« #188 : 06-15-2008 20:19 »

I've seen little snippets on youtube. Very funny stuff so far, and only one week to go!
Diggidydaffodil

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« #189 : 06-17-2008 14:58 »

Loved it and preferred it to BBS, mainly because of the jokes and one liners.  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.  Can't wait to hear the commentary though, it's like another movie for me. Bring on 24th!
Frida Waterfall

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« #190 : 06-17-2008 15:34 »
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Originally posted by Beamer:
After the sheer mind-blowing plot of Bender's Big Score[...]

   :nono:

I don't know if I should question this, but how exactly is "Bender's Big Score"'s plot mind-blowing? Sure, there was time travel, but the Futurama team made time travel so simple that most major complications occurred within the same hour and all time travel was paradox-free.
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« #191 : 06-17-2008 19:03 »
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I realy liked this.. certain sick jokes like

were brilliant. Also like the freaky epic religious themes, and the cover art is amazing.

Overall, I think it flowed better as a story than BBS, which really seemed like 4 episodes clipped together.

I still think the plot of these movies is really suffering from having to also work as 4 seperate episodes... you keep thinking the film's about to end when it's really just a conclusion to one of the episodes.

The rapid pace of futurama is more suited to 20 minutes, turning it into a film leaves you with too much to keep track of, and never gives the viewer a break.
ShepherdofShark

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« #192 : 06-18-2008 05:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Zmithy:


The rapid pace of futurama is more suited to 20 minutes

Hit the nail on the head there. This is probably why the movies have come under such heavy fire from the critics, because they are comparing them to the fast paced nature of the series and possibly even a favourite episode which is an unfair approach I would say.

If anyone recalls Fawlty Towers, John Cleese and Connie Booth were approached with the idea of writing a Fawlty Towers movie but refused because the farcical nature of the show wouldn't work over 90 minutes. I think we have a similar problem with the Futurama movies.

Although having said that I still think both films are fantastic.

And if you cant cope with 90 minutes in one go there's always the pause button.
  ;)
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« #193 : 06-18-2008 21:14 »

I've got to say, I completely disagree with the idea that you either like BBS or this one. I liked BBS, and liked this one even more. I have no idea why people thought the last act was bad, or even why they called it anti-climactic(lack of an annoying cliffhanger is not a good reason). I'm not sure why they say any subplots were fizzled either, in fact, it pretty much ended the way I expected it would based on how the plot was advancing.

I also feel guilty about laughing at that gag involving Bender and the robot devil, yall know the one I'm talking about. My only complaint is that Fry wasn't technically being controlled, and there were no real "cosmic reprecussions"
zoiby

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« #194 : 06-19-2008 06:26 »

yes the storyline did suck and i found myself strugling to finish it however i thought it was funnier than BBS better jokes and the characaters were funnier especially bender and zapp.
i spose i liked BBS a bit more was because i hadnt seen new futurama in years and was so good to see something new after such a long period
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« #195 : 06-19-2008 09:26 »

The storyline was great.

Nixon has class.  :D
Seymour_My_Hero

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« #196 : 06-19-2008 10:17 »

Yes he does!

I must say, I DID enjoy the movie. Probably more the BBS, but I just thought the ending didn't make me want to see the next movie as much as BBS made me want to see this movie.

I think I'm changing my rating of it now since I've seen it at least 5 times now.

I'd say about a B+
Vanguard20

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« #197 : 06-19-2008 15:03 »

When is this avilable in my neck of the Atlantic Ocean?
Seymour_My_Hero

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« #198 : 06-19-2008 15:10 »

June 30th.

Ryan Ro

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« #199 : 06-19-2008 15:14 »

I did a quick google search for "Beast With A Billion Backs torrent," it shouldn't be too hard to find BUT BUY THE DAMN DVD EVEN IF YOU DO THAT.  No sales = no more Futurama after these four movies ever.

I resisted downloading it, though, so I can watch it for the first time with my wife.  I watched BBS on a torrent prior to buying it.  Knowing what was going to happen coupled with my disappointment in that particular episode really made the experience less.  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. =)


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