Matt Groening is one of the funniest men working in television right now.  The Simpsons has been on for longer than I’ve been aware of what’s happening and it continues to be crushingly funny and relevant.  His other project, Futurama, was canceled but it is back in feature length DVDs and seem poised for a real comeback.  His humor has become completely pervasive and is seen as much of the basis for what’s hilarious now.  Now the final installment of the movie series is ready on DVD now.

Starting this February 24th, now available on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the fourth and final feature length film about that group of interstellar delivery workers and all their zany adventures.  Futurama – Into The Wild Green Yonder is ready to blast off into your living room and take you along into a crazy universe full of more strangeness than you could possibly ever imagine.  Bring home this film today and you certainly won’t regret it.

The universe is getting ready to spread life across itself with great diversity through the start of a new Green Age.  Yet greedy developers and the Dark Ones stand in the way of this.  Along the way, Bender falls in love with a married fem-bot and that stirs up some trouble.  Then Leela joins a feminist eco-terrorism group and is on the run from Zapp Brannigan.  With all this going in, the only hope the universe has rests in Fry, so be prepared for anything.  Also, be prepared to finally learn the secret of the Number Nine Man.  In addition to the regular voices, this film also contains the vocal talents of Penn Jillette, Snoop Dogg, Phil Hendrie and Seth MacFarlane.

The special features included in this DVD are an optional audio commentary from Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Lee Supercinski, Patric M. Verrone and Peter Avanzino, a storyboard animatic, a featurette about Matt Groening and David Cohen in space, a look at how the show is made so funny, a hilarious featurette about Penn Jillette, a treasury of deleted scenes, ten easy steps to draw the cartoon characters from the movie, 3D models of characters, Benders movie theater etiquette and a hilarious bit from Zapp Brannigan.

This movie is hilarious.  One of the greatest aspects of this series is that even on the surface, it is funny.  If you don’t catch the references or the allusions, you’ll still enjoy it.  But if you do, this movie is a metaphysical pat on the back which rewards your knowledge of comic books, disaster movies, existential philosophy, science-fiction epics from the Sixties and Snake Plisken.  Fry and Leela continue their comedic adventures and star crossed love and Richard Nixon is still the President.  One of the funniest moments in the movie has to do with the body of Spiro Agnew which carries Nixon’s head around.  I’m laughing even now as I remember it.  Suffice it so say that you’ll love this movie and owe it to yourself to test your obscure knowledge with this great film.

Get Wild with this great new film!

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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