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AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE Movie: Raindog Says It's Maybe Not Even Worthy of DVD??

Published at: Aug. 24, 2006, 12:07 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

Troubling news for fans of the meatwad. Here’s “The Raindog,” a new and untested spy:

Went to a screening of the Aqua teen move last night three words:
STRAIGHT TO DVD.

The first 10 minutes was like a sub par episode of aqua teen, then it stretched on and on, and on. With a running time of 75 minutes, it was quite a feat to make it seem like 4 hours.

The guy said it was 85% done and most of the unfinished stuff involved sound. No sound edit could save this movie from failure.

The movie is supposed to be about the origins of the aqua teens, but that only gets explained in the last really painful 30 minutes of the film.

Honestly, don't even know what else to say except for the fact that it bored me to the point of wanting to leave, but I knew the end had to come soon, so I stuck it out.

Normally I would attribute my take on the movie to me being in a bad mood, or just having gotten off a 12 hour shift at work, but the theatre was filled with hardcore aqua teen fans, and there were only a few chuckles here and there throughout the film. And most of the chuckles came from when they would rehash a joke from the TV show.

They need to scrap the film and start over, or just play it on TV, i don't even know if it's straight to DVD worthy.

-the raindog







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  • Aug. 24, 2006, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Impossible

    by Alfeetoe

    Bruce Campbell is a voice in this movie. It's a movie based on the Aqua Teens, which is one of the best cartoons on TV currently. Their mother is a burrito with tits. This guy is fucking crazy.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Oh it's possible

    by madfigs

    I am a fan of the show, but I definitely admit that it's uneven. There are some brilliant moments but also entire episodes that are just stupid. I could see them going with a plot that turns out to be really lame and ending with with a crappy movie. I do hope that the reviewer was someone who didn't like the show and that it will be more appealing to fans.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 4:33 a.m. CST

    ATHF is absolute genius

    by BannedOnTheRun

    at 11 minutes a shot. Part of the humor is that it makes no sense, resolves nothing, and then ends abruptly. Like when Carl's head explodes. "Why wouldn't it?"

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 4:57 a.m. CST

    I'm sure I'll love it

    by coop

    As long as Master Shake is obnoxious, Meatwad tries to act tough (you heard me boy), Frylock deadpans, and Carl gets pissed off I'll be fine. I don't expect an epic story, I just expect them to be them. Anything beyond that is cake.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Three words?

    by Kevin Bosch

    Is DVD considered a word? Are acronyms officially words? If the letters in an acronym represent actual words, shouldn't it be "five words." Or atleast "two words and three letters."

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Hit or Miss

    by GooBoy

    When ATHF is on it is DEAD ON... but when it is off, it sucks balls. I can imagine more than 15 minutes at a time can get a bit mind numbing. Let's face it, now that we have seen Venture Bros, ATHF just isn't as great as it seemed. This is the only way this movie could be good http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/TwistyBlank/drewstuff/ATHF2.jpg

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 5:31 a.m. CST

    I may be the 1st one in the history of AICN to say this

    by beefywhore

    but I don't think this guy is a plant....

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Then again...

    by beefywhore

    Matbe he's a plant from a Rival cartoon channel... I imagine the folks over at Toon Disney are about as cut-throat as they come...

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:03 a.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    FUCK. the bad part is I believe this guy.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST

    There are two reasons why this movie will rule

    by Virtual Satyr

    Ignignokt and Err.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I've seen about 3 episodes of ATHF...

    by Otter

    and thought that it sucked. Venture Bros.,Sealab, Birdman, and even friggin Tom Meets the Mayor is funnier than the episodes of ATHF that I've seen.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:43 a.m. CST

    why would anyone wanna make/watch ATHF movie??

    by 13th Doctor

    The show was funny for the first 3-4 times you watch it but then it's just not funny. I believe 75 minutes can seem like 4 hours. We need a Venture Bros. movie more than this shite!!

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Wow, what a surprise!

    by DerLanghaarige

    The movie of a shitty series sucks!

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Screw this "review"

    by Riggy469

    If you can even call it a review. It's obvious that this movie is pretty much only going to appeal to fans of the show, which this guy obviously isn't one of. Three words for this "review": Straight to garbage

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:31 a.m. CST

    PLANT!

    by JuggFuckler

    This is clearly some kind of plant from Time-Warner. Although that assumption is based on absolutly nothing.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:32 a.m. CST

    If Raindog saw this movie, where are the details?

    by SpyGuy

    All he says is "the movie is supposed to be about the origins of the Aqua Teens," but no actual plot (or what passes for plot in ATHF) specifics. Which scenes did he actually like? Which scenes could have been better? Which scenes should have been cut altogether? I mean, I haven't seen this film and I could write the exact same thing Raindog said...only with better capitalization.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:33 a.m. CST

    i gate reviews that praise or bash something...

    by tripp5

    without giving any thoughtful reasons or examples. this dood just sounds like a hater. so i'm gonna hate on him. hate!

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    2 years ago

    by jackfrost74

    this movie might have interested someone. ATHF is just over. it was funny sometimes (the aliens whose father owned a car dealership, and the one with the cell phone), but now it just sucks. i was thinking that the movie was going to be 90 minutes of frylock beating a dead-horse-shaped meatwad into the ground. sounds like i'm not far off.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Well, I, personally, am glad...

    by DanielKurland

    Never got ATHF. And I think Harvey Birdman, Venture Bros., Home Movies... would have been much more worthy of a feature film.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST

    ATHF was good in the 2nd season

    by neonist

    but I haven't gotten a good laugh out of that show in years. Venture Bros. isn't funny to me either- I don't get the hype. I'm starting to think that the only really funny adult swim stuff was Space Ghost and Sealab. Or that Brak singalong shit way back when... that was incredible stuff.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Put Your Socks On Momma Now

    by PopSnob

    Love that Brak song

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    this guy doesn't seem like a fan

    by Mechasheeva

    of the show, and so i wouldn't think he'd enjoy much of the movie. hell, i hated the show the first few times i watched it until i started understanding where it was coming from. still, i would like to see a venture bros. movie . . .

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:36 a.m. CST

    GENTLEMEN! I've created a new species: the anti-plant!

    by MrBoinfoint

    Just posting a bad review for the sole purpose of lowering expectations so that when the movie is released and is actually only mediocre instead of terrible, we'll all be pleasantly surprised. Or he's a lying liar pants. Cuz he doesn't go into any detail that couldn't be gleaned from... hell, there's no details whatsoever, this could be completely fabricated.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Don't Say that About ATHF!!

    by FordPerfect

    Best OG Show on Adult Swim.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    PLANT!!!!!

    by Squashua

    Heh.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    "The Highlander was a documentary...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    ...and the events were depicted in real time!"

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Shocked, I am Shocked!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    ...well, not that shocked.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST

    WHere's The Aquaf@g Teen Hunger Force Movie?

    by Captain Sulu

    THAT movie would do killer BO.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it's tough for me...

    by Childe Roland

    ...to put a whole lot of stock in this guy's very vague impression of the movie. He knows the runtime and, roughly, at what point they get to the origin part (actually, I'm glad it's not at the beginning or being drawn out throughout a signikficant portion of the movie...more time for nonsensical funny shit). I think maybe his comment about coming off a 12-hour shift was the most useful to me. I'd imagine I wouldn't be in the mood for much but sleep after that, either.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST

    #1 in da hood, G

    by slone13

    Fuck this 'review'. Everyone already knew the movie was about their origin. That's all you got? How about some details?

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Aqua Teen is a prime example

    by PushTheButton

    of whats wrong with cartoons today. All jokes, nothing else. It's shows like this and family guy that have made it unfashionable to have things liek plot and character in a series. These shows are for 16 year olds doing "whip-its" behind the 7-11. Waste of time.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Wow, a 12 min show doesnt stretch to 80 minutes, gasp!

    by Baron Karza

    The show is fucking slapstick, timing, and quick dialog.. now we expect it to turn into the English Patient? ITS CALLED CASHING-THE-FUCK-IN!!!

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST

    obtw.. "Loverboy has always sucked"...

    by Baron Karza

    Greatest episode in the series.. i'm not a hater, just a realist.. 80min?

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I hope this guy is lying

    by Heisenberg85

    I mean, there are absolutly no specifics. "A new and untested spy". Yea, I'm gonna hold out judgement until we get a credible spy.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    the deleted scenes half hour episode was stretching it

    by BitterMan23

    its a show meant to be short. sometimes they should just be 5 minutes long. and its stupifyingly unfunny on 2nd viewings.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, noon CST

    "You're hot blooded. Check it. And see."

    by fiester

    As long as I possess the Foreigner Belt I own your asses.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, noon CST

    Yeah, that's definately not a review

    by DigitalDong

    I hate to say it, but we see better reviews in the "AICN Games" column. Naw, I take it back, we don't see good reviews in there either.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Ice on my fingers and toes...

    by bralli

    THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, before the dawn of man as we knew him, there was Sir Santa of Claus, an ape-like creature making crude and pointless toys out of dinobones and his own waste, hurling them at chimp-like creatures with crinkled hands regardless of how they behaved the previous year. These so-called "toys" were buried as witches, and defecated upon, and hurled at predators when wakened by the searing grunts of children. It wasn't a holly jolly Christmas that year. For many were killed.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    After that last season, I am not surprised this is crap

    by Darth Bauer

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Watch ATHF, then watch Futurama...

    by zacdilone

    ...and you'll see just how far animated humor has fallen.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST

    you are the gayest monster...

    by mocky_puppet

    ...since gay came to gay town.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Total ReCarl and the Travis episode were the best

    by TheSecondQuest

    Total ReCarl is about wall-to-wall quoteworthy ("I remember some things. Not so much being black. Why am I black?", "Oh, so it;s like the Predator, only instead of killing people he takes a crap."), and Traviss of the Cosmos is the best. "I RULE YOU!". "You look good in dress. You look better on my floor." "I people person. People like me, because I fa-orce them to- with vi-o-lence." "I think I need to see a doctor, because I've been losing long, loooong stretches of time, and I'm starting to get a little freaked out about the fact that my hand is missing."

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST

    As long as Carl dies in many painful ways...

    by Zorak5

    I'll be happily amused. Seriously though, if this review is real, it makes me sad. But I don't know. The clip from Comic-Con was funny and it got laughs, so I have hope the movie will be good.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Can't say I'm surprised

    by RevSick

    I mean come on, the premise itself is wafer thin, I think the show has it's moments but not enough to fill a cohesive 80 minutes.

  • Aug. 24, 2006, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I'm getting too old for this shit

    by Mechakong

    Adult Swim is unbelivably funny right until you become an adult.

  • Aug. 25, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST

    "Unbelivably funny right until you become an adult"

    by MrBoinfoint

    And then it's fucking genius!

  • Aug. 25, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    i love aqua teen hunger force

    by twitaman

    It's one of those things best taken in small doses. A 75minute movie seems like a stupid idea to me.

  • Aug. 25, 2006, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Sealab Motherfuckers!

    by Gay Jesus Christ

    If only captain murphy did not die. Sealab is the only thing in the world that can make me spray milk from my nose.

  • Aug. 26, 2006, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The show sucked to begin with...

    by alienindisguise

    but I guess some clueless suit thought "hey, this is cutting edge, lets thow it up on the big screen" the show is just absolutely retarded and has no appeal or merit but I guess cartoon network will by any old piece of shit to fill a time slot.

  • Aug. 28, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Fear Not ATFFoids

    by UpsidedownEditor

    I live in the southern United States. I do not work for Cartoon Net Or Adult Swim. I have seen the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Film For Theatres. The gentleman who posted the snarky review was indeed having a bad day. He is sofa king. We Todd Ed! While I can dig the concept of lowering expectations, the truth is, or my truth anyway, is that ATHFMFFT it is a delight from start to finish. It is as long as six episodes but has the creative spirit of like 20 crammed into it. Liberated from the basic cable universe, the storylines can and do go totally wack. Plus all the animation, once standard definition with a low budget charm, is now high resolution widescreen fancy ass, with a low budget charm. It flew by and I was sorry it ended.