Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Futurama Returns!

Yes folks, Futurama is back, and it's about time!

I've got to admit that I've always preferred Futurama to The Simpsons, and so I have been eagerly looking forward to the straight-to-dvd release of "Bender's Big Score". Was it worth it?

In a word YES! If this first one is anything to judge by then Futurama is coming back stronger than ever. All the old gang are here, the animation is better than ever, the music is spot on, the script is as good, if not better, than the earlier episodes.

I don't want to give too much of the story away - but I will say that this is a time travel story done as only Futurama can do it.

There is a quite a bit of "fan service" this time round (the trip to the nudist planet springs to mind), and the humour is certainly more adult than before, as well as a few digs at other cartoon series - so far I've spotted references to South Park (Cartman's head in the head museum) and Family Guy (the Family Guy calendar - Twelve laughs a year).

Hopefully the next couple of DVD releases will keep up this high standard.

1 comment:

KAY said...