Movie: "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters"
Directed by: Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro
Writing credits: Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro
Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Plot: The Aqua Teens come to possess a piece of exercise equipment capable of causing mass destruction. In response, their 11-minute show is stretched to the limits in order to produce a movie that is nearly an hour and a half long.
Review: I had been excited about this movie ever since they half-seriously announced its creation on one of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes. It even had Bruce Campbell, I heard! So anxious was I to see it that when Rog said he got tickets to an early screening, I ditched work to go see it.
The beginning of the movie is great. Right away, you get a hilarious vignette with singing refreshments, telling you important movie-going etiquette like "don't pull out your penis unless you really need to," and then they're cut off (literally and figuratively) by the band Mastodon, in refreshment form, to wrap the rules up for you. Then the movie begins, and for a while, it's your regular ATHF sort of humor: some randomness, some grossout, some surreal, all funny.
Unfortunately, you get about half an hour into the movie, and you start to see the problem when writers used to coming up with 11 minutes worth of material have to string things together long enough for a feature-length film. I was on board for a little while, but eventually, the jokes just became either too lame, or too wacky.
On the upshot, nearly every character in the ATHF universe, living or dead, makes an appearance in the movie. And Bruce Campbell makes a break cameo as a talking chicken nugget that helps the Aqua Teens escape... some sort of danger. This was toward the end of the movie, when things started to stray from the original premise.
I wasn't expecting much of a plot, and my expectations were fulfilled. The ending was somewhat of a copout, but that didn't bother me too much, considering how often they end episodes that same way.
Ultimately, though, I was disappointed. I wasn't expecting this movie to be a cinematic masterpiece, but it didn't even seem as funny as some of the regular episodes of ATHF. It's almost as if the creators wanted to mock the movie industry by not even trying that hard with the movie. In the end, you're probably better off passing on the movie, and just watching an hour and half of your favorite episodes of the show.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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