AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE: THE MOVIE
"THREE'S COMPANY on Acid"
Release Date: April 13, 2007
Genre: Animated Comedy/Science
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 79 minutes
Distributor: First Look Pictures
Director: Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis
Executive Producer: Mike Lazzo and Keith Crofford
Writer: Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis
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Ruth Vitale, President
First Look Pictures
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AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS is the first movie of the TV show. The movie features the show's three main characters, who are talking, human-sized fast-food products with special powers living in a house together in New Jersey. They are a talking milk shake, a red box of French fries and a piece of hamburger named Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad, respectively.
After a long introduction full of digressions, the plot focuses on Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad trying to stop a powerful exercise machine from destroying civilization on Earth and taking over the universe. The boys don't find out about the machine's destructive powers until they find an important missing part for the machine. The exercise machine kidnaps their annoying neighbor Carl and forces him to exercise without stopping. Frylock then discovers that the machine is pregnant, and a bunch of little machines pop out and start destroying civilization. As the story progresses, viewers learn some information about the origins of the talking shake, French fry box and piece of hamburger.
The AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie is crude and violent throughout. The movie starts off cleverly with a funny confrontation between old-style talking concession stand products and a heavy metal rock band composed of some very surly food products. It goes downhill from there, however. That's because the movie has three or four introductions full of digressions before it gets to the crazy plotline of the mysterious exercise machine with a missing part. For example, there is an introductory segment with a talking watermelon, an introductory segment with a robot named the Ghost of Christmas Past talking to the two crazy aliens from Pluto from the TV show, and two introductory segments with the three protagonists that have nothing to do with the exercise machine. The search for the machine's missing part drags until the missing part is found and the machine turns into a high-tech pod-looking thing with an exercise compartment that straps the victim down so that he can't get out.
Although the characters in AQUA TEEN are pretty well defined and sometimes funny, the stories usually go nowhere and are full of crudities and violence. The animation is kept very simple, though bizarre. As one of the creators admits, "It's sort of like THREE'S COMPANY on acid." The show also pokes fun at American advertising which likes to turn its various products into cartoon characters. As noted above, the plot in the movie needs much more work. The movie not only contains extreme cartoon violence and plenty of very strong foul language, it also has some crude sexual references. Needless to say, MOVIEGUIDE® doesn't recommend the movie or the TV show.
The AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie is crude and violent. The movie starts off cleverly with a funny confrontation between old-style talking concession stand products and a heavy metal band composed of very surly food products. It goes downhill from there. That's because the movie has three or four introductions full of digressions. As one of the creators admits, the show's "sort of like THREE'S COMPANY on acid." The movie not only contains extreme cartoon violence and plenty of very strong foul language, it also has some crude sexual references.