Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

Released 2008


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Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs is a direct-to-DVD film based on the television series Futurama created by Matt Groening. Fry is back on the dating scene with a woman named Colleen. Bender quickly becomes jealous of Collen as she gets to spend more time with Fry than he does. Fry moves in with Colleen and quickly discovers she is in relationships with four other men who are also living with her. Fry goes along with it at first, but eventually breaks up with Colleen. Professor Farnsworth is investigating an anomaly created by events that tore a hole in the universe. After Bender is unable to pass through the anomaly, Farnsworth concludes that only living beings can enter. He proposes an expedition, but a military assault is opted for instead and lead by Zapp Brannigan. Fry sneaks on to Zapp's ship and enters the anomaly where he finds a giant one-eyed monster with thousands of tentacles.


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  • The beast with a billion backs

    Directly takes place after "Bender's Big Score". No better than the first film either, managing to get as high as the worst episodes of the show.

    With the world (possibly) threatened by a mysterious rift, it somehow once again falls to the hands of Planet Express crew to investigate the threat and figure out what to do.

    At the same time Fry has found a girlfriend, but can't seem to adjust to the fact that she already has four other men living with her - all of them her boyfriends. Crushed by this, Fry ventures through the rift, uncaring of the results or what lies ahead.

    Also, a far less interesting plot takes us with Bender, who discovers a secret robot organization - but finds that they are not exactly what he hoped them to be.

    The overall plot balances mostly between those three elements. The entity found from the other side of the rift is a strange love-hungry alien, and with all of its tentacles, it gets pretty boring pretty fast.

    Besides the usual Futurama humor and characters, there's nothing new in there. If you're a fan of the show, watch this, and you'll probably enjoy it more or less like I did. Otherwise the fuel just doesn't quite carry out to the finish.moreless

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Futuristic, Aliens