You might suffer from pop culture reference overdose when you are through with this film. From parodying Star Wars to Star Trek to the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons, nothing and no one is safe from the creators of this film. The writing is quick and witty and the story as zany as you've come to expect from the animated series. The result is this is one of the stronger full-length films ever created by the people involved in Futurama.
Fuel prices are skyrocketing due to the lack of dark matter, so Professor Farnsworth (Billy West) forbids the flying of the ship unless absolutely necessary. Leela (Katey Sagal – I;m Reed Fish, Maid to Order) has some anger management issues and decides to enter the ship into a demolition derby. When Farnsworth finds out he makes Leela wear a shock collar that electrocutes her whenever she gets angry.
Bender (John Di Maggio) feels left out when he sees Cubert (Kath Soucie) and Dwight playing Dungeons & Dragons and can't because he is not programmed with an imagination. Putting some extra effort into it Bender begins to picture himself as a medieval knight named Titanius Anglesmith. He begins to really get into the game…to much as he does not have any imagination this all become reality and Bender truly believes that he is a knight.
Back to the fuel prices…Professor Farnsworth discovers that Mom (Tress McNeille) is responsible for the dark matter shortage as she controls all of it. Professor Farnsworth used to work for Mom and discovered two crystals that control fuel production. The crew decides to try and locate the missing crystal to solve the shortage problems.
There are plenty of laughs to be had here. Not tons of story, but it's not really needed as you'll be laughing enough that you're not missing it. Also, you don't need to be a fan of the series to follow this standalone film. It is for everyone.
-Futurama Genetics Lab
-D+D+F (Dungeons +Dragons + Futurama)
-How to Draw Futurama in 83 Easy Steps
-3D Models with Animator Discussion
-Bender's Anti-Piracy Warning
-Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder