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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters

GENTLEMEN, BEHOLD …AMOVIE…FOR
THEATERS!Yes, after its Cartoon Network
debut back in 2000, the unlikely trio of a
Frylock, Master Shake, and Meatwad-better
known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force
(ATHF)-has finally hit the big screen, with the highly
anticipated and aptly titled movie, “Aqua Teen Hunger
Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.”
With a new, remixed version of the Aqua Teen
theme song by Schoolly D, the origins of the trio is
explored in a way that keeps with the television
show’s style.

The primary focus, however, revolves
around an immortal exercise machine called the
Insanoflex. If it is used, the world ends. Master Shake
came into possession of the machine after “receiving”
it from neighbor Carl Brutananadilewski.

The plot seems ridiculous on paper, and rightfully so.
The opening gets you ready for the crude whackiness that
is ATHF: it starts with an old style “let’s all go to the
lobby!” sort of song, but is rudely interrupted with a
heavy-metal band (voiced by the band Mastodon).

The
song, after telling you to leave if you don’t know what the
movie is about and jokingly suggests you take your baby
outside and leave it on the street. It will no doubt leave
any theater in a sea of laughter.

The entire movie does not stray far away from the
show’s style at all. It is not hard to get, and the humor
remains the same. Fans of the show will undoubtedly
love the movie, not only because ATHF is on the big
screen, but because of the origin story.

The “lost” Aqua
Teen, a chicken nugget named Chicken Bittle, is introduced
and voiced by none other than Bruce Campbell.
While there is plenty for existing fans to enjoy, the
humor should be able to extend to others outside of that
group. The humor has that “stupid” feel to it, but a lot of
it is so extreme and/or crude that you just have to laugh
sometimes. Other things are just plain hilarious, such as
the opening metal song (this must be reiterated-it really
is that funny).

Writers/directors/creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave
Willis did not take the biggest chance by making a
movie out of their successful television series, but as
with anything else, there was still plenty of chance to
fall short. Thankfully, the duo is able to produce a highquality
cartoon-comedy film for the older crowds. So
whether or not you are a fan of the show, “ATHF:
MFFT” is definitely a film to check out-just don’t bring a baby.

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