4.5 Third time lucky? MichaelK | 07/09/2009 | See all MichaelK's reviews (6) This is the third straight to dvd Futurama film and after the somewhat disappointing 'The Beast With A Billion Backs' it has alot of work to do - would it be third time lucky? Yes, yes it was. The usual excellence in voice acting and animation is here but this film has a key ingredient that was lax in the preceding films - humor. It may not be the cleverest Futurama has ever done but gosh darn it it will make you laugh. It also does not suffer from pacing issues anywhere near as much as the first two films. Overall it's a big step up from The Beast With A Billion Backs' and in terms of comedy if not so much story it surpasses Bender's Big Score (the 1st film) too. I give the film itself 8/10. The technical quality (clarity/sharpness of sound, picture quality) is all above board and warrants a 9/10. The only disappointment is with the special features. What's here is off less quality and crucially of less quantity than in the previous dvd's. It's good don't get me wrong but it could have been much better. As an example I'll use the audio commentary. It has it's moments of funniness but rarely does it stay on topic or tell you anything about the film itself bar small trivial details. There are also about five or six different people which means there is no continuity to the conversation nor do some of the participants get a chance to participate. Overall the special features are worth a 6/10. In conclusion this is an excellent Futurama film on the whole, one that fans are certainly sure to enjoy and at this price good value too but lumbered with a lackluster special features package.