Posted on Saturday, February 7th, 2009 by David Chen
/Film is on the scene at the 2009 New York Comic-Con! Although the NYCC (held at the Javits Center) is not nearly as overpopulated and out of control as its San Diego counterpart, there will still be some neat footage and panels this weekend that me and Devindra Hardawar will be covering for the site over the next 48 hours.
This evening, we had the privilege of seeing a screening of the new Futurama direct-to-DVD film, Into the Wild Green Yonder. Amidst thousands of enthusiastic Futurama fans, the two of us along with Alex Billington from Firstshowing watched the fourth (and potentially final) Futurama movie unfold. It’s no secret that Devindra and I haven’t been terribly pleased with the quality of the most recent direct-to-DVD films. Did the movie live up to the best of the series? Hit the jump to hear our thoughts.
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[Apologies for incorrectly referring to the film as Into the Wild Blue Yonder. The title is, of course, Into the Wild Green Yonder.] Despite any qualms or criticisms we may have had about the movie, one thing is for sure: Futurama movies should always be enjoyed in the presence of other (preferably thousands of other) Futurama fans. Into the Wild Green Yonder will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 24, 2009.
Also, for absolutely no reason whatsoever, here’s a video of Alex Billington expressing some love for his Macbook Pro:
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See you guys tomorrow with some more coverage from the New York Comic-Con!