Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

Rated 2.0

From the looks of the first few minutes of this film, it seems like it’s going to be a fun night at the movies. After one of those goofy, theater concessions-stand promos where soda, popcorn and a hotdog sing a jingle about eating snacks, an angry group of snacks delivers their own punk version. The lyrics are hysterical, and it’s a funny riff on an old joke. Then it becomes a truly boring movie, a disappointment for fans and the uninitiated alike. Personally, I’ve laughed hard at nearly every episode of the Adult Swim cartoon I’ve come across. A box of fries (Frylock), a milkshake (Master Shake) and a meatball (Meatwad) have a series of unimportant adventures, mostly involving their cranky New Jersey neighbor (Carl). It’s random humor that works well in compact, TV snippet form. As a movie, not so much. They try to tell the origin story of the Aqua Teens, but it’s just not that interesting. This movie needed more Carl. He’s reduced to practically nothing for the big screen.