Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Beast With a Billion Backs.

Thank God, they're back at it. :)

Thankfully, the fine folks who produce Futurama have finished their second movie. Following directly after Bender's Big Score, they hop right back into it with The Beast With a Billion Backs.

Things are beginning to settle back to normal, despite the hole torn in the very fabric of reality by the thousands of doomed Benders still looming overhead. Fry has a new girlfriend, Kif and Amy are preparing for their Fonfonrou ceremony, and the Professor is attempting to organize an expedition to study the anomalous tear in space.

The Audio and Visuals shouldn't need any explanation. The story is a little disjointed in the middle, but gets sewn up nicely in the end.
While Beast doesn't have the same level of fan service as Big Score does, quite a few of the minor characters in the series make a return. Calculon, Hedonism Bot, Dr. Ogden Wernstrom, Kif and Zap, the Wongs, and Morbo all have significant screen time.

Brittany Murphy guest stars as the voice of Fry's new girlfriend, Colleen. David Cross plays Yivo, a new entity from the other side of the doom rift. Dan Castellaneta returns as the Robot Devil. Stephen Hawking plays himself, for what that's worth.

It's worth watching for a good laugh if your familiar with the series, and certainly worth buying if you're a fan of the series.


Candace said...

Ok, I am thrilled about this.

I'm going to go listen to the theme song right now.

... On my computer

... Because I have it.

... Because I'm a nerd.

The Renaissance Man said...

Nothing wrong with being a nerd, it inspires a healthy imagination. And Futurama has a wonderfully quirky theme song. For maximum nerdiness, the key is to listen to the hip hop remix they made for one of the episodes.