Animation and Anime
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE Movie: Raindog Says It's Maybe Not Even Worthy of DVD??
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
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.
Streeting August 29!! Order Now!! Get Tuesday!! Arrested Development 3.x * Astro Boy: Set 2 * The Awful Truth: Best Of * Darkwing Duck Vol. 1 * Desperate Housewives 2.x * Flavor of Love 1.x * Kids in the Hall: Best Of * Monty Python: Personal Best * Mr. Bean: Best Of * Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Vol. 10 * NASCAR: Driven To Win 1.x * Nip/Tuck 3.x * South Park 8.x * Survivor Pulau * Tale Spin Vol. 1 * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 5 * The Tick Vs. 1.x * Will & Grace 5.x
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
Aug. 24, 2006, 1:07 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
but I don't think this guy is a plant....
Aug. 24, 2006, 5:41 a.m. CST
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...
FUCK. the bad part is I believe this guy.
Aug. 24, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST
by Virtual Satyr
Ignignokt and Err.
Aug. 24, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST
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
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
The movie of a shitty series sucks!
Aug. 24, 2006, 7:11 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Love that Brak song
Aug. 24, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST
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
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
Best OG Show on Adult Swim.
Aug. 24, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST
Aug. 24, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
...and the events were depicted in real time!"
Aug. 24, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST
...well, not that shocked.
Aug. 24, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST
by Captain Sulu
THAT movie would do killer BO.
Aug. 24, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
As long as I possess the Foreigner Belt I own your asses.
Aug. 24, 2006, noon CST
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
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
by Darth Bauer
Aug. 24, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST
...and you'll see just how far animated humor has fallen.
Aug. 24, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST
...since gay came to gay town.
Aug. 24, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST
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
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
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
Adult Swim is unbelivably funny right until you become an adult.
Aug. 25, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST
And then it's fucking genius!
Aug. 25, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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.
- Who has been offered the directing gig on Legendary's SKULL ISLAND!?! -- 117 total posts 93 posts
- THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Trailer Has Arrived! -- 473 total posts 83 posts
- KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR to get a limited theatrical release in 2015?! -- 175 total posts 71 posts
- Harry says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is better than German Chocolate Cake & means it!!! -- 638 total posts 36 posts
- George R.R. Martin Scales Back HBO Activity To Focus On Completing WINDS OF WINTER!! -- 79 total posts 33 posts
- Eva Green in Talks for Tim Burton's MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN! -- 93 total posts 29 posts
- 5th Week of July 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: LYNCH - HERZOG - JAA - ARONOFSKY - KASDAN - WOODSTOCK!!! -- 25 total posts 25 posts
- Watch Quickly!! Some Test Footage From Tim Miller And Ryan Reynolds’ DEADPOOL Movie!! -- 163 total posts 18 posts
- Help Robert Meyer Burnett And Mark A. Altman Kickstart A Series Revisitation Of Their Ode To Geekosity, FREE ENTERPRISE!! -- 19 total posts 18 posts
- A New Tease For DOCTOR WHO Season / Series 8!! -- 121 total posts 15 posts