A week or so ago, I finally watched the fourth and final Futurama direct-to-DVD film Into the Wild Green Yonder. This movie segues into the return of Futurama to the small screen with season six in 2010. Featuring the same cast voices, the Planet Express crew must stop “dark forces” from destroying any chances of a “green, new age.” There a few concurrent plot threads running in this film before merging at the end. Leela joining a feminist movement, Fry being challenged to go undercover to stop the aforementioned “dark forces”, and well, whatever.
The jokes that hit were good, but the jokes that fell flat weren’t so good. It’s a decent rental if you’re a Futurama fan, but not the strongest of the four installments. As a matter of fact, looking back through my four reviews, I’m not a big fan of any of the four films. The first few seasons of the tv series were great, but the quality has certainly dropped overall.