Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

Year: 2008
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Peter Avanzino
Writer: Matt Groening/David X Cohen/Michael Rowe
Cast: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Dan Castelleneta, Stephen Hawking, David Cross, Brittany Murphy

The second in Futurama's compromise with Fox, to produce four feature-length DVD movies after the success of the show wasn't quite enough to resurrect it as a series.

When tears between our universe and the next threaten to unravel society, it's up to the Planet Express team to act. A tentacled creature making its way through the rift is convincing humans to leave Earth to live in a quasi-heaven, using Fry as its mouthpiece.

Through negotiation, warfare and their general ineptitude, the gang save the day, but as with the other films it's much less about the story than the gags. It has enough one liners to keep it going, but isn't as funny as the first film.

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