Ok, I’m just coming down from a high because I watched the new Futurama movie. I can’t actually give it any sane type of rational review because I loved the show so much, I will just be too biased. But I can point out a few things.
As expected, the mediums of cable and DVD have allowed them to be a little more “coarse” with their humour, but they haven’t gone overboard with it. Although it was hilarious in my opinion, it did seem a little long. This will stand up better as the four standalone eps it will be split into in 2008 on Comedy Central.
This new beginning is no attempt to win new viewers, and thats good for fans of the show. The plot involves time travel, and takes us back to many favourite moments from the show, and a newb just wouldn’t understand. Fans of the show are well rewarded though, with a lot of meta-humour, although I did wonder why nibbler wasn’t under the table at Applied Cryogenics…
This movie is out on Region 1 DVD on Thursday, and as I said will air on Comedy Central next year. If you are reading this in the UK, you know what your options are. You have to
torrent the hell out of this badboy! wait patiently for the Region 2 DVD, or hope that a UK network picks up the episodes. Oh yes, those are your only options. Watch the intro for the movie after the break, to get you in that mood before you click on Utorrent head down to HMV or Virgin.