Futurama: Bender's Big Score

Movie review by
Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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More sex jokes, cartoon carnage than the TV show.
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 88 minutes
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Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

A lot of antisocial behavior, such as stealing, killing, threatening, and jealousy.

Violence

Considerable cartoonish violence. The bodies of executives are ground up and used for a variety of purposes. Hermes' head gets cut off several times and occasionally sewn back on. Bender cuts off Farnsworth's hand. A blast kills a dog. Bender kills Fry. Robot Santa tries to kill the crew. A ship falls on Zoidberg.

Sex

The crew visits a nude beach planet, though nothing untoward is visible. An alien's genitalia is on his head. The alien uses Fry's penis to sign for delivery. Hermes' wife leaves him for another man and makes out with him. Some sexual innuendo (when Hermes' head is sewn on backwards, an alien remarks, "Your tail is wagging."). Leela and Lars kiss. Fry discovers his girlfriend in bed and making out with another man.

Language

Some swearing, including "ass," "hell," and "damn."

Consumerism

Fox Broadcasting is referred to.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Bender drinks beer.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this DVD offshoot of the Futurama animated TV show is raunchier and more violent than the show. There is more sexual content (visiting a nude beach planet, aliens with penises on their heads and other penis gags) and violent moments (bodies are ground up, hands and heads are cut off).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11 year old Written bymikeisawesome123 January 27, 2011

I LOVE FUTURAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Futurama and so does my kid!!!!!! I watch it every Thursday!!!!! This movie is more inappropriate then the show. More sexual content, MUCH more violence,... Continue reading
Parent of a 5, 9, 11, and 14 year old Written byJamesRobertson January 4, 2009
Kid, 12 years old May 30, 2012
Kid, 12 years old August 20, 2015

mature 10 year olds can handle this

Though there are some mature subject matter and scenes (for example their take a trip to the nude beach planet) but there is no nether region revealing and its... Continue reading

What's the story?

In FUTURAMA: BENDER'S BIG SCORE, the rag-tag Planet Express team has been shut down by their owners. But first they have one last shipment, to the Nude Beach Planet. There, the crew naively give away their email addresses on a petition, and suddenly find themselves inundated with loopy sexual enhancement ads and get-rich-quick Nigerian prince schemes. But when Professor Farnsworth responds to the latter, suddenly the crew and the company belong to a race of evil, spam-spreading aliens whose only plan is to bilk the Earth of all its wealth. When the aliens discover the code for time travel tattooed on Fry's butt, can the gang stop the aliens from pillaging the planet and robbing them of the Earth they love?

Is it any good?

If The Simpsons is a sometimes too adult for kids, then Futurama is its big brother: More raunchy, more sexual, and still funny.

First off, the premise of a race of spam-spreading aliens is hilarious. So are the jabs at Fox (a miracle elixir is made of "Box" executives killed and ground up). And some of the antics are even funny. But a lot of the action is overly complicated and stupid. After all, if Bender had failed to simply put the tattoo on Fry's butt at the end, the calamity of the film never would have happened. Long-time viewers of the show are likely to love the nostalgia of the film -- it includes almost every long-running joke in the show's history -- but like The Simpsons Movie, it can seem more like a few episodes pasted together.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to protect the family's privacy on the Internet. How do you respond to emails sent to you? Do you ever give out your email address to places you don't know about? Do you ever give out credit card information?

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