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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters

Super Size Me? I donít think so

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters is one of those rare celluloid gems that just about defies description. Nevertheless, Iíll give it a shot. Hold on tight. The film primarily revolves around the bizarre misadventures of three supersized, animated fast food items.

In no specific order, youíve got Master Shake (a giant milkshake), Frylock (a lifesized order of fries), and Meatwad (a meat pattyÖI think?) effectively running amok trying to prevent (this is questionable) the destruction of the earth at the hands of an immortal piece of exercise equipment appropriately named "Insanoflex"!

Confused yet? Just take a few hits of acid and things will be much clearer. Well, probably not. In addition to the bizarre main characters the film revolves around, ATHFCMFT also has an Abraham Lincoln appearance, a cybernetic ghost of Christmas past who has an engorged libido that causes him to randomly hump inanimate objects, and a litany of bizarre characters who primarily serve to confuse (and occasionally amuse) throughout the film.

ATHFCMFT is the warped brainchild of writer/directors Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis who are responsible for the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" cartoon series on the Cartoon Network. "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" has become a mainstay of Cartoon Networkís popular "Adult Swim" programming.

ATHFCMFT is vaguely reminiscent of Scooby-Doo in that you have a team of friends doing stuff. In Scooby-Doo, it was usually the case that the gang was trying to solve a mystery. In stark contrast, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force never really seems to be terribly focused on solving or fixing anything. In fact, their entire existence seems to be a random sequence of non-sequitors.

Admittedly, ATHFCMFT has some moments that are absurdly funny, but truthfully these moments are few and far between. In fact, the highlight of the film is in the first few minutes during an animated parody of an advertisement for concessions. This great start is a red herring, ultimately.

Instead, what you have most of the time is countless moments where youíre just left scratching your head trying to figure out what is actually going on. This gets tedious after about thirty minutes and, unfortunately, the film has a run time of almost eighty minutes. There are plenty of films that have a half-baked or non-existent plot, but this can be somewhat overlooked if there are other vaguely redeeming qualities in the film.

Unfortunately, the novelty of life sized fast food items as main characters wears off quickly and ATHFCMFT isnít nearly funny enough to keep one amused for the runtime of the film. Watching ATHFCMFT is kind of like eating a super sized value meal, it may taste good initially, but itís bound to give you intestinal strife later.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars