Did you bring your baby?
Babies don’t watch this.
Take the seed outside.
Leave it in the streets…
Run it over after the show…
Thus says the musical warning at the beginning of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD, delivered by a thrash metal band made up of a pretzel on bass, a cheese soaked tortilla chip on drums, a box of candy on guitar, and what I can only describe as either a green meatball or one of those Bon Bon ice cream treats well off its shelf-date on vocals. Barely thirty seconds into this film I’d found myself doubled over in a fit of laughter so hard it was painful. Then again, I am no stranger to the oddball humor of Adult Swim icons, Frylock, Master Shake, and Meatwad, so such things amuse me to no end. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show…well…the same introductory song says it all (in a shrieking metal falsetto);
Do not explain the plot!
If you do not understand,
Then you should not be here!
There’s not really a whole helluva lot of plot to explain, anyway, and, what little there is, damn, it’s just beyond explanation really, but I’ll give it a shot. You see, Master Shake (who is, in fact, a shake) has a really kick ass exercise station called The Insanoflex set up in the living room. It’s obvious to Frylock (who is a floating container of French fries with a goatee) that Shake hasn’t assembled the Insanoflex correctly, and this leads the trio (which also includes Meatwad, who is…well…a wad of meat) on a search for the missing parts of the exercise machine. This leads them to run-ins with a time-traveling Abe Lincoln, a sentient water melon who shares his spaceship with Neil Peart of Rush (who delivers a resuscitating “drum solo of life”), and an assortment of regular characters from the series.
Warner Brothers releases Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD in an absolutely loaded two-disc set that features all of the insane promotional stuff that Adult Swim threw out there when the film was released a few months back, including several fake endings and alternate scenes; an entire “Deleted Movie” that runs as long as the feature, itself; a making-of featurette; music videos; and much, much, MUCH more. Seriously, you can spend a weekend, rocking back and forth on the floor, curled up in the fetal position watching this thing (as I plan to do again real soon).
This is a movie made for Aqua Teen Hunger Force fans, and ATHF fans, only. There are no compromises or concessions to lure in a wider audience; if anything, Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD is even more off the wall than the average episode of the series, so, heck, there may even be some fans who won’t like it (but Satan will take care of them when he rains acid into their throats and turn their guts into snakes). Personally, I haven’t laughed so hard since, oh, I don’t know…January.