A Fantastic Return of one of my favorite shows! — 4 years ago
Wow, was this a jam-packed movie. There is so much here that it took me several viewings before I was able to absorb it all. The plot is fantastic. I’ve always been a huge fan of time travel stories (I loved the Futurama episode Roswell that Ends Well). But, Bender’s Big Score made my head spin the first few times I watched it trying to figure out the twists and turns in the plot. After it all sank in, I enjoyed it much more.
I have always liked the songs in Futurama, so I was glad to see their return here. I loved the first song where they broke out into song on a whim (as a matter of fact I have that song stuck in my head right now). The second song, a rap at Santa’s workshop, wasn’t bad but it wasn’t particularly my cup of tea.
It was great that they managed to squeeze in so many characters here. Some of the characters, in my opinion, work better in moderation (the robot mafia, Zapp Brannigan and Kif Kroker), so I was glad that the movie mainly focused on the Planet Express crew even though the entire Earth was involved in the plot.
I have always loved Futurama because it has so much depth. Despite being an animated comedy, some episodes of Futurama really tugged on my heart strings. Bender’s Big Score doesn’t quite reach the emotional level of episodes such as The Sting or The Luck of the Fryrish, but the conclusion of the love triangle that was one of the main story threads was really touching.