Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

  • Review Date: February 20, 2009
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Running Time: 89 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Tongue-in-cheek humor keeps this sci-fi cartoon popping.
  • Review Date: February 20, 2009
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Running Time: 89 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Bender drinks, schemes, or womanizes every waking moment; Leela is prone to fits of rage; and Leo Wong (whose stereotyped portrayal might offend some viewers) is dedicated to destroying ecosystems the universe over.

Violence

Laser blasts, leech bites, murder of a woman whose body is stepped on, excessive shooting by gangsters (last about 20 full seconds.)

Sex

Innuendoes everywhere you look. Bender and Fanny talk about sex, make out on the dinner table, moan and groan. A Cirque de Soleil parody called Gearotica features female robots with spread legs and a pair of gyrating robots exchanging a CD, as though they are having sex. Leela is briefly shown removing her shirt.

Language

Lots of middle-range cussing. "Damn,""hell,"" bastard," "vagina," "melons," a discussion about butts, "crap," "ass," "give her a jump," "she's got a nice pair," "I kissed his ass from cheek to shining cheek," and so on.

Consumerism

Product placement includes XM Radio, TiVo, Tetris, Windows Vista, Las Vegas and its hotels (parodied, but recognizable.)

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some characters smoke, many drink (Bender always drinks,) and there are pot references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is filled with things that Futurama is known for: lots of crude jokes, pop references, silly gags, mild profanity, sexual references, and social commentary. Just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids, so be aware of the adult content before popping it in the DVD player for Family Movie Night.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Welcome to Mars Vegas, where developer Leo Wong is focused on destroying all ecosystems so that he can build his mini-golf empire. Leela (Katey Sagal) is offended by his indifference to Mother Nature, and she joins a group of eco-feminists who are determined to undermine his plan. Meanwhile, Fry (Billy West) has discovered a sudden ability to read others' thoughts and is adopted by a secret society of unlikely heroes who are determined to save the universe from destruction. Bender (John Di Maggio) falls for a mobster's wife and wreaks his usual havoc.

Is it any good?

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While there are some laugh-out-loud moments, FUTURAMA: INTO THE WILD GREEN YONDER is also offensive. But, that's the point. It's bawdy, undeterred by political correctness, and it's fun. There's plenty of the sassiness and bite that fans of Futurama have come to expect. Mature teens will enjoy the colorful adventures of the crew, as well as cameos by Snoop Dogg and Penn Jillette. Overall this is a raunchy, funny DVD that will please fans of the hit TV series; it's just not for younger kids.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about where we are headed in terms of our own ecosystem in the 21st century. Yes, this cartoon is a fantasy, but what rings true? What really happens when new hotels, malls, and golf courses are built?

Movie details

DVD release date:February 24, 2009
Cast:Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Director:Peter Avanzino
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Genre:Comedy
Run time:89 minutes
MPAA rating:NR
MPAA explanation:Not Rated

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Kid, 11 years old November 22, 2014
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12
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Very funny movie!

Great movie but lot of profanity. F**k is bleeped but said four times at the beginning, including hell, ass, bastard, bitch, and damn. Funny movie but recommended for ages 12 and up.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old August 27, 2010
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12
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this is a pretty good movie but is definitely not for young viewers. it contains sexual content and language. PG-13.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 13 year old Written byohya August 18, 2010
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13
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if it had a MPAA rating,it would be this: PG-13 For sexual content and language.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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