Disclaimer: The following is a documentation of my thoughts on the new Futurama movie, “Into the Wild Green Yonder,” as well as the Futurama film quadrilogy in general and its value in respect to the TV series. If you have not watched all of these things, the following may contain spoilers and/or not make sense.
Well, this is it: the final outing for the Planet Express crew is here with the release of the fourth Futurama feature-length film, “Into the Wild Green Yonder.”
The way the movie handles the big goodbye offers a little closure, but in the end it left me feeling for the most part sad and empty. To wit the way they concluded Fry and Leela's romance was just so… unceremonious. I mean, this is an arc they've been building from the very first episode! It’s the arc that was tragically cut short by the untimely cancellation of the series, before the creators were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to rectify that injustice somewhere in the ample span of four feature-length movies. So how did they use all this screen time when working up to a conclusion to the series’ longest running plotline?
They wait until the very absolute last minute to tack it on at the end, that’s how.
And when the moment finally arrives (seemingly out of nowhere), they ruin it have by literally not allowing so much as a millisecond to pass before they throw in the next unfunny joke. Now you see it, now you don't.
The result is a resounding : /
I end with this. The gentlemen shown make valid points.
-- Harold Farber