The 2007 animated comedy Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters stars Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill, and Matt Maiellaro. It is produced by Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro, and Jay Wade Edwards. The directors are Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.
The movie opens with Master Shake, Meatwad, and Frylock escaping from the back of the Sphinx only to be attacked by a giant poodle. The poodle kills Frylock before being destroyed by Master Shake. Frylock is later revived by Time Lincoln, a character Shake and Meatwad meet after leaving Egypt. After the three of them escape government agents by fleeing in a wooden spaceship, it is revealed to the viewer that these events were all an elaborate story created by Shake. Later on, Meatwad decides to organize a concert to attract girls. Master Shake convinces him that it won’t work because women like men with great bodies. He claims to have a great body because he works out on a machine. We are then shown that the machine, the Insanoflex, has clearly never been used. Frylock goes on the internet to find instructions for assembling it. The website he visits warns him not to ever put it together. Then, he calls a special number which connects him to the phone of Oglethorpe and Emory, the Plutonians. They don’t answer the phone because they are too busy being warned about the Insanoflex by the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future. Frylock, Shake, and Meatwad put the machine all together except for one missing piece. They find an address with the machine and decide to go there and search for it. Meanwhile Oglethrope, Emory, and the Ghost, having just broken into the Aqua Teen’s house and viciously interrogating their neighbor Carl, find the same address and get there just ahead of them. Unable to locate the missing piece, the Plutonians leave. Frylock, Shake, and Meatwad arrive and find the piece. They head back to their house and put it in with Carl trying the Insanoflex first, seeing as Master Shake had originally stolen it from him. But it doesn’t go as expected. The machine transforms into this giant robot, with Carl strapped in and forced to exercise. The robot wreaks havoc all over the downtown area, dropping its eggs everywhere.
The kind of comedy that is displayed in this movie is similar to that of South Park, though not nearly at the same level. There are graphic sequences in Aqua Teen that are intended to add humor. Most of these sequences happen towards the end. One such example is the scene when Dr. Weird slices off Carl’s muscles to use as his own to fight Frylock. Weird disguises himself as his girlfriend to get close to him. When they are about to sleep together, Weird reveals his true self to Carl and says while holding a huge knife, “This is going to hurt, a lot!” Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad break into the loft when they hear their neighbor screaming in agony. Dr. Weird steps out of the bedroom having somehow attached his head to Carl’s muscular body. As he and Frylock begin to fight, Shake and Meatwad go into the bedroom and find Carl’s mangled body with Carl still alive.
Another graphic scene happens soon after when Master Shake tries to take a teddy bear with all kinds of sharp instruments sticking out of it. He comes over to grab it from Dr. Weird and cuts his own hand off. A few minutes later, he tries again only to lose the other hand. Afterward he gives up and says, “Forget it. I don’t want it.”
The storyline is good except for one thing. Towards the end, it seems to forget about a particular part. At this time, the story seems to forget about the Insanoflex machine and focus entirely on the origin of the Aqua Teens. It is only mentioned once in the final scenes of the movie. I may give away some of the ending here so if you don’t want to know, I suggest you skip the remainder of this paragraph. At the end, there’s still a loose end that is never tied up and that end is the Insanoflex’s eggs. A solution to destroy them is never discovered. This opens the door to a possible sequel, but it doesn’t seem as though the writers had intended it to. Every movie that I’ve seen that has a sequel has at least some reminder at the very end of the unresolved problem, but this film does not. This is what makes me wonder whether this was the intent of the writers.
To wrap, if you’re into the kind of graphic humor that South Park demonstrates but at a much less intense level, then Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is your kind of film.