Futurama: Bender's Game

When Mom’s friendly multinational energy conglomerate (Mombil) artificially creates a fuel shortage, the crew of Planet Express hatches a plot to force the world to go green by rendering all dark matter inert.

Meanwhile, Bender… I mean Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood, is learning to use his imagination as he explores the world of  Dungeons & Dragons. Now if you’re thinking to yourself ‘that’s a bit of a tangent’ then you’re stupider than Ignar, because the die he’s playing with is actually a crystal made of pure anti-backwards energy and the one thing capable of putting Mom out of business. Unfortunately, Bender’s imagination gets the best of him (and everyone else) and becomes real. (Official L7 World Unofficial trailer below)

What follows is a very pedestrian parody of the Lord of the Rings that not even ample amounts of fanservice can save (and I do mean ample). Hermes is transformed into the mighty Hermaphrodite (a very buxom centaur). Amy becomes queen of the water nymphos and proceeds to make out with a monster, the professor, AND A HALF-NAKED LEELA!  (granted the half of her that’s naked is centaur)  If that’s not kinky enough for you, Leela gets punished with a shock collar and ends up liking it. There’s even a Planet Express shower scene!

This movie is a feminist’s nightmare, luckily I’m not a feminist.

Partial-nudity notwithstanding, it’s definitely the worst of the 3 Futurama movies released so far. It feels more like an episode of Family Guy with lots of random references to old shows like Mork & Mindy as when a horde Morks descends upon them. That’s not to say there aren’t laughs, but it would be amazing if there weren’t any over the course of 90 minutes. Let’s just say dark matter isn’t the only thing inert about Futurama: Bender’s Game.

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