Futurama - Bender's Big Score! details
|Starring:||Billy West, John Di Maggio, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Sarah Silverman, David Herman, Mark Hamill, Lauren Tom, Frank Welker|
|Genres:||Animated, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Futurama - Bender's Big Score!
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Apr 2008|
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Long windedBy FuzzyB (3 reviews) from Llanrhaeadr Ym, Nr Oswestry , 10 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I am a big fan of futurama and never understood why they took it off the air...so I was very pleased when I got the opportunity to watch this extended episode/movie. Unfortunately Benders BIg Score turned out to be rather low scoring. The stroyline is good, but it seems to me that it is just a normal episode that was streached into a movie. It is ok, but if you are a true fan don't get you hopes up too high.
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Only averageBy a customer , 13 Sep 2011Tries to cram in every character from the series - along with some new villains and a new love interest for Leela- and a complicated time travel plot. Unfortunately this is at the expense of the humour. Not the best, but still good to have Futurama back.
not the bestBy frankiet (5 reviews) from Wrexham , 05 Feb 2010good episode but not one of the best
ShineyBy ajmac (55 reviews) from Stockport , 08 Jan 2010As a fan of Futurama I thoroughly enjoyed what is in effect an extended episode, youve got to love a paradox.
Missing something... oh yeah: humour.By gid (1 review) from Bristol , 09 Nov 2009I've been a fan of Futurama since the first broadcast, and have always been aware that in comparison to The Simpsons or Family Guy, it tends more towards story richness than humour as such.
However, I can't actually think of one thing in this film that's funny, other than the cancellation joke at the start, which is then milked for too long.
In spite of all the faults in Family Guy and The Simpsons, they do actually have funny jokes. That's what's missing here.
The next problem is story, which I think is usually one of Futurama's strong points.
This story just feels like a committee-job. Okay, the 'writers' room' method as used by practically all US cartoons and sitcoms is in principle a committee, but this film's just scattered. There's no overriding plot or coherency. It's as if no-one in that room took responsibility for the overall story.
The plot is _meant_ to be non-linear to an extent, but that's not the problem. It's a set of sketches that just don't tie together well. The musical number is a non-sequitur: forced, tedious, and not even particularly good.
Overall, a disappointment. I just can't decide whether to cancel my rentals for the other Futurama films or not.
Tries too hardBy Lander83 (25 reviews) from Oxfordshire , 13 Sep 2009All over the shop and can't sustain itself over an hour and half. Recommended for fans only.