DVD MOVIE REVIEW: “Futurama; The Beast With A Billion Backs.” (2008)

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My review takes the form of an actual IM Transcript from the day after I saw it. Spoilers abound because no one ever watches the stuff I review anyway, and on a turd like this, I couldn’t give less of a damn if I tried.

Me says:
I did not like the new Futurama "Movie" (The 2nd one)

Republibot 2.0 says:
how bad was it?

Me says:
Just not funny. Very scattershot and disjointed, compared to the previous one, which was brilliant. Kinda' repulsive, too.

Republibot 2.0 says:
So, the concept out of steam, or just a poorly executed outing?

Me says:
Dunno. Maybe just sophomore slump. It just doesn't work. The bad guy turns out to be essentially C'thulu from the Lovecraft mythos, but he's really lonely and wants the entire universe to be his girlfriend. Basically C'thulu and every sentient organic life form in the galaxy hook up, then the universe feels taken advantage of, then the universe and C'thulu start dating again, they kind of hit it off and shack up, and everyone lives in bliss and perfect contentment (which is mostly sexual) in heaven forever, though we're told everyone is really in love w/ C'thulu as well. Then Fry talks to another universe, and C'thulu gets jealous and dumps everyone in our universe over it. all of which roughly parallels Fry's ill-fated and brand-new polyandrous romance in the start of the movie.

Republibot 2.0 says:
sigh

Me says:
I dunno, it just doesn't work, it's not really funny, and frankly it's all got a pretty high 'ick' quality. Very disappointing after the last one.

Republibot 2.0 says:
That's a concept that you can tell from the get-go that it's going to defy visualization and humor. In other words, it's gonna suck

Me says:
Yeah, but not in a good way. This is a movie that anyone who’s reasonably conservative or reasonably religious should avoid. I’m nowhere near fanatical, and I actually *like* Lovecraft, but this movie actually made me mildly nauseous.

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