“Do not explain the plot! If you don’t understand, then you should not be here!”
The television show makes it’s way to the big screen, but if you’re not a fan of the show or don’t know about it then you’ll want to stay away.
Master Shake (Dana Snyder), Frylock (Carey Means), and Meatwad (Dave Willis) are a milkshake, a bearded carton of fries, and a pile of meat. They live together and discover that they have a workout machine called an Insane-o-flex. Unfortunately, it’s missing a piece so they travel to the fortress of Dr. Weird (C. Martin Croker).
Along the way they encounter a time traveling Abe Lincoln (Fred Arminsen), a talking watermelon called Walter Melon (Chris Kattan), a talking chicken nugget called Chicken Bittle (Bruce Campbell), and Rush’s drummer Neil Peart.
If you’re familiar with the television show then no doubt this film will be manna from heaven. If you’re not familiar with the show then you’ll probably not understand a damn thing that’s going on. I should now interject that I’ve never seen the show before and I didn’t understand a damn thing.
The show is a surreal adventure and a lot of the things don’t make too much sense (at least to me). There is a thread of a plot running through the film about a workout machine that is destroying New Jersey, the city that our condiment pals live in. I’m sure that fans of the show will appreciate that their show made it to the big screen but if you’re not familiar with the show then you’ll probably not appreciate the finished product.
The film does go into the origins of our fast food friends. The fan base will also be pleased that this film was given a two-disc set full of special features.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen (1.85 colon 1) and enhanced for 16×9 televisions. Special features on disc one include a commentary with Patti Smith, Todd Hansen, Dana Snyder, and Fred Arminsen. Next is the 2-minute theatrical trailer and a 90 second alternate trailer. The “Sizzle Reel” is a 4-minute even more alternate trailer.
“The Thing We Shot on Wednesday Night” is like a 26 minute making of documentary, but it does appear that it was assembled on Wednesday night since its thrown together. The 16-minute “Art and Music Gallery” is just that with bits of art flashed on the screen with music playing throughout. “John Schnepp 3D” is 3 minutes of 3D animation of what appears to be an alternate opening for the film.
Disc two has a 80 minute “Deleted Movie” made up of rough animation, 10 alternate “fake” endings that were posted on the internet, 33 minutes of deleted scenes, 9 music videos, and 3 promos (including a 4 minute Dana Snyder/Bob Odenkirk interview).
If you’re a fan of the show then you’ll find this DVD fully packed and on your to-buy list. However, if you’ve never heard of the show then don’t let the Frank Frazetta-esque cover art fool you.
It’s an acquired taste and not everyone will like the take that it leaves in your mouth. I didn’t care for it, but if you like the show you’ll want to pick up this set.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD is now available at Amazon. It is available for pre-order at AmazonUK for a Sept. 17th release. Visit the DVD database for more information.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.