Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
The crew at Planet Express must work overtime to seal a portal between their universe and an alternate universe ruled by the gargantuan alien Yivo, whose Earth-conquering plans include making Fry the pope of the alternate realm.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; cast and crew interviews; bloopers; audio commentary; behind-the-scenes featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this animated straight-to-DVD movie (the second of four Futurama films) has the same level of sassiness as the Fox TV series. There's bad behavior galore, lots of cheekiness and discourtesy -- oh yes, and tons of intergalactic warfare, planetary peril, diabolical scheming, threats of human obliteration, pummeling, name calling, and the like. A god-like alien who seems at first fiendish, attaches its tentacles to the bodies of humans in what is later explained to be copulation. At one point most earthlings are mind-controlled into cult-like compliance. It's however mostly harmless silliness and so "out there" as to have minimal real-life relevance.
- Sexual Content
- A very randy captain Zapp Brannigan makes sexual suggestions and sexual overtures. Characters are seen in bed together. A key plot point involves giant tentacles/ "gentacles," which enable a creature to have sex with scores of humans.
- Death of cute animals, specifically a koala; robot brawls; use of day-glow colored laser ray guns; Kiff (Amy's new husband) is killed but comes back to life.
- Frequent rudeness, the worst of which is "shut up" "crackpot moron," and "bite my ass."
- Social Behavior
- Certainly world domination and star wars represent socially objectionable behavior as does affixing ones "gentacles" to another without their knowledge. But the series regulars are mostly decent folk who are good friends -- even Bender, who is obnoxious and foul-mouthed but has a hidden tender side. Fry grapples with issues of jealousy and the meaning of fidelity, themes that are actually treated thoughtfully for such a zany film.
- As in The Simpsons, the characters eat, drink, and use fictitious products. The Futurama franchise is expansive, from TV shirts to video games to collectible waste baskets. This direct-to-DVD set includes four movies total.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Robot smokes a cigar; depictions of silly inebriation; a post-coital cigarette is shared.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it