""THREE'S COMPANY on Acid""
What You Need To Know:
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.
(PaPa, B, Ho, LLL, VVV, S, N, M) Strong pagan worldview full of self-interested pagan characters where only one of the characters, one of three protagonists, seems to care about doing the right thing, plus major masculine character with a beard says he believes he's a lesbian trapped in a man's body; about 48 obscenities (including many "f" words), three strong profanities, 11 light profanities, computer-like character vomits computer chips; at times very strong violence with cartoon blood coming out, such as attacking poodle is attacked and bleeds profusely, characters get parts chopped off and they bleed profusely, kitten blown up, machines destroy buildings and vehicles with lasers, missile blasts TV host sitting at a desk, and human cartoon character chopped up by chainsaw; some crude sexual references, masculine character thinks it's a lesbian, and implied fornication between human cartoon characters; brief rear male nudity; no drinking; no smoking; and, selfishness, kidnapping, man strapped down so he cannot escape, aliens plot to take over the universe, and mad scientist.
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE is a bizarre, quirky, often obscene 15-minute animated program on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. It has nothing to do with teenagers or water.
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.