futurama-benders-game Hollywood, you truly are a strange place.

Matt Groening & Co. finally came out with a Simpsons movie a year or two ago that, after gargantuan hype, was just okay at best. (I saw it once and I certainly wouldn’t bother crossing the street to see it again.)

The same guys put out a Futurama movie that I wouldn’t even have known about had I not accidentally stumbled across it while surfing Netflix and it turns out to be pretty damned funny.  (In fact, it had me hooting to the point where I was coldly asked to keep it down so as not to wake the children.  For those of you who have seen it, the whole “Morks” joke practically made me fall off the sofa.)

I suppose it has something to do with not having to pander to a wider audience and being able to amuse themselves more with the lesser-known franchise.  Nice work if you can get it.

I suppose also that my comparative reactions means I really am a geek.