Last month, I had blogged/rambled about how I loved Futurama, and missed it so. However, the fact that I had never bothered to rent any of the Futurama movies underscored the little-known-fact that I’m an idiot. So I immediately threw the Futurama movies onto the Netflix queue. First up? Bender’s Big Score.
After everyone went to sleep, it was time for Joel’s movie night. **WARNING: EXTREME IRONY ALERT** As I was about to pop in the DVD, I started browsing the channels. I scanned the guide, and what is playing at that very moment on Comedy Central? Believe it or not, it was Bender’s Big Score. Oh yeah, that’s right, the same movie I waited all this time to watch, requested through Netflix, waited a week to watch, and had just popped into the DVD player, had started 13 mins ago on TV. For free. Because Comedy Central will be premiering all of the Futurama movies in the next few weeks on TV. How did I miss that announcement?
Well, whatever, I watched it on DVD anyway. It was ok. It was nice to see the cast and characters again, and the jokes were somewhat funny. I think the problem was that the story was a little sprawling, and the plot wasn’t all that cohesive. Lots of things happening over 1 hour and 28 minutes, but it wasn’t the most interesting. Hmmmmm. I’m hoping the rest of the movies are better. To save room on the Tivo, I’ll still rent the DVDs versus Tivo’ing them. The next movie is The Beast with a Billion Backs.