Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters
Well, after much anticipation I’ve finally seen the new Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters.
So what’s the verdict? It kind of depends on who you are:
- If you’re an Aqua Teen fan already, go see the damn movie. Seriously. You will laugh your ass off. You may be thinking "oh, I’ll just wait for the DVD" but you really want to see it in a theater full of other howling ATHF fans to get the full effect.
- If you aren’t, walk away. Just turn around and don’t come back. Go see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or whatever it is benighted souls like you do to amuse yourselves.
Williams Street has made a movie that is uncompromisingly true to the twisted vision that brought ATHF to life in the first place. That means it’s full of the kind of random quirkiness that makes the show so funny. It also means that they don’t spare even a second to introduce you to the characters, or explain why these food products live in New Jersey and hang out with aliens and so on. They just throw you in the deep end and figure you can handle it. Which may be a bit hard for someone coming to the movie cold. (And which is probably also why the critical reception has been so wildly mixed.)
Thankfully, I’m an Aqua Teen fan already, so I had a great time. If you are too, I expect you will as well.
April 16, 2007
I saw this on opening day. Very funny, but probably not as funny as an equal time spent watching individual episodes. The movie rules part at the beginning was actually my favorite part.