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Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  4 November 2008 (USA)
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Bender / Titanius Anglesmith / Igner / Ignus / Sal / Hood Ornament Thief / Hermaphrobot / Frydo's Reflection #1 / URL / Bellboy Robot (voice)
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Mom / Momon / Turanga Munda / Nurse Ratchet / Linda / Slurm Queen / Ship's Computer / Natalie Maines / Intercom Robot / Rosie the Robot Maid / Swamp Hag / Centaurette (voice)
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Walt / Waltazar / The Scary Door Narrator / Dr. Perceptron / Morbo / Calculon / Mad Hatter Robot / Vending Machine Robot / Killbots / Morcs / Centaur (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Hermaphrodite / Dwight Conrad / Pay 'n' Chew Robot / Nibblonian #1 / Slave Robot / Peaches (voice)
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Amy Wong / Gynecaladriel / Chinese Boy (voice)
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Larry / Larius / Turanga Morris / Scruffy / Dr. Ogden Wernstrom / Roberto / Nibblonian #2 / Cook / Redneck / Military Man / Frydo's Reflection #2 (voice)
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Cubert Farnsworth / Indian Boy (voice)
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Nibbler / Trolls / Tyrannosaurus Rex / Monkey / Polar Bear / Rat / Chickens / Tunneling Horror (voice)
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E. Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons (the game on which this film is based) died in 2008. 'Bender's Game' is dedicated to him and he is listed in the credits, although he only appears in one short post-credits scene (archive footage from an appearance he made as himself on Futurama). See more »

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During Nibbler's flashback (which takes place 36 years ago, i.e. now), Mom is seen with her adult sons. However, the flashback only starts 36 years ago; by the time we see Mom with her sons time has moved ahead to be just before Leela first encounters Nibbler. This is made clear by Nibbler meeting Leela as he emerges from the bushes where he carried out the "evacuation" that Mom and sons saw, moments earlier. See more »

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King of Wipe Castle: [played by Roberto] You callin' me crazy? Just coz I gotta hotel in my foot don't make me a BOOGALEE-MOOGALEE-MOOGALEE!
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Another step down for the Futurama movies.
7 November 2008 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Let me put it this way, this movie was to "Billion backs" as "Billion backs" was to "Big score." The first movie was great, the second was just OK, and this one is actually kind of bad.

I hate to speak ill of anything Futurama, but fans should keep their expectations in check. The writing here is different...it's not the same style...the jokes feel lazy. Even the personalities aren't written in full force, you keep feeling like everybody is half-asleep or something.

lastly, the plot (or rather, "plot") is the worst by far. What had the potential to be a great economical satire (and failing that, even a jab at D&D and Lord of the Rings), completely lacks any focus or high level of comedic insight. As Futurama fans, we've come to expect an interesting story even if the comedy fails, but this may be the first time the story itself was so poorly implemented.

So what do we have left? Well, it's still the characters and settings we know and love already. Admittedly, the off-handed comments by the characters are still quite funny, and a handful of their social commentaries do hit the mark, as do a small number of the "regular" jokes.

Anyway, If you're a Futurama fan, you really owe it to yourself to keep up with these movies. At best, perhaps this is just a change in style that will take multiple viewings to appreciate. Nevertheless, I just want to say this: "We're Futurama fans; we expected better."


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