Futurama - The Beast With A Billion Backs details
|Starring:||Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, John Di Maggio, Lauren Tom, Katey Sagal, Billy West|
|Genres:||Animated, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Futurama - The Beast With A Billion Backs
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jun 2008|
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Excellent, I hope the next ones are of this quality.By Alexioni (9 reviews) from Worcester , 05 Jul 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I bought Futurama: Benders big score, and i was a little unerved. The plot was stupidly complex, scenes in places were utterly random, and it wasn't as funny as the TV show. Now however, The Beast with a Billion Backs is out, and it much improves over the first movie.
For a start, it's much funnier, with some pure gross out humour and many witty one liners that made the old series such a joy. The plot is much easier to follow and it feels smooth and fluid. Also, all the characters feature a lot more this time, which is a nice improvement. And lastly, it actually FEELS like a movie, not an 90 minute long stretched episode. The makers a certinally improving at making movies and if the next two retain this quality, then there is a good chance the TV show may be resurrected.
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Back to FuturamaBy Samoza (231 reviews) from Reading , 18 Jun 2012The Beast with a Billion Backs is my second foray into the Futurama feature length episodes that were created during the period that the show lived in cancelation limbo. With Benders Big Score feeling impressively film like and justifying a 90 minute running time, could I say the same about Beast? The answer to that would be just about.
Beast returns us once more to the bosom of the Planet Express team. Fry is taken over by a new alien being and before long he is the Pope of a new religion encouraging others to join with the beast. Can someone keep their own mind long enough to save the planet? Whilst Bender had some surprisingly deep ideas hidden away, Beast is a return to the anarchy of the TV show. Questions arise about relationships; Bender and Fry, Fry and Leela, the entire population of Earth and a strange entity that wants to mate with them all. As with all Futurama episodes and films, Beast is packed with humorous visual jokes and great lines, but as a whole it is lacking something. The plot drags on a little too long and you feel that perhaps the full feature aspect is pushing things. Despite this, it is still a decent watch, especially for fans of the show.
As with all these feature length episodes The Beast with a Billion Backs has some added featurettes that fans will love.
Good, but not greatBy a customer , 19 May 2011I've now seen all of the Futurama episodes and movies and consider this to be comfortably the weakest of the lot. It isn't funny enough, there is too much going on and the pacing is all wrong. It's still Futurama and so there are a few laugh-out-louds strewn around, and the betentacled city looks amazing, but overall I would recommend watching any of the other Futurama ahead of this.
ButtBy ajmac (55 reviews) from Stockport , 08 Jan 2010Another great extended episode (I find it hard to think of these as movies) from the Futurama team, can you feel the sexual chemistry?
FUTURAMA:Movie 2-"The Beast wit a Billion backs"By Bjaz (1 review) from Southampton , 22 Dec 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFuturama Movie 2 is really a continuation of the first Movie; 'Bender's Big Score' after their excessive amount of time traveling creates a big crack in their universe. This leads to the second film which encounters massive creature from another universe coming to greet them in an awkward way, even weird for Futurama. At the beginning of the film Fry presents his new girlfriend to the crew but soon after finding out that she has several other boyfriends who all know about each other, Fry dumps her. He goes to explore this new universe with the Planet Express crew accompanying him but flying him there in their As Fry goes through the unknown universe he mumbles how he is so lonely just like the creature 'Yebo'. He travels back to Fry's universe with 'Yebo' and 'Yebo' seems to be stabbing his tentacles in to every one, but later on we find out that that these tentacles are really only testicles and 'Yebo' is having Sex with the people from
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I have given this film 4 stars because despite a lot of things going on in the film for me it strangely seems to be a bit boring at points of it, still i features the death of Kif!
Will this be the death of Kif and will he ever
You'll get more enjoyment from the seriesBy Mystique (1 review) from London , 19 Nov 2009Really not that great. There were some very funny moments, but overall the humour was forced and/or very lame. Some of the themes (like non-consensual sex) can also be a bit uncomfortable for sensitive viewers.
All in all it was mildly entertaining, but the other movies and the series are of a much higher calibre.