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Samoan Joe Says AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS Is A Hell Of A Freak Out (With Herbal Enhancement)!!

Merrick here...
We've run a a few other reviews of this film (HERE and HERE), all of which said pretty much the same thing: this movie kind of sucks. Samoan Joe, a long-time AICN reader & self-professed fan of ATHF sent in his thoughts. He didn't dislike it as much as the reviews linked above; he found the film disappointing but still good for a few laughs...
While I was definitely disappointed, I still liked it better than previous reviewers on your site. The movie plays like a very long Aqua Teen episode- entertaining, unpredictable and at times mind-bogglingly bizarre. The film-makers were evidently not willing to sacrifice any of the show's insanity for the sake of a more mainstream audience. That's cool and all, but it would have been nice if the movie had made at least a little bit of sense. The plot itself is hardly worth explaining (not sure if I understood it anyway). Suffice to say it involves time travel, aliens and an apocalyptic exercise machine called the "Insanoflex." It also makes a half-hearted attempt to explain the origin of the Aqua Teens. As you might expect, many of the shows more popular supporting characters make appearances, including the Mooninites, the Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, Professor Strange and others. I was irritated by the absence of the Frat Aliens, especially during the scene when the Aqua Teens actually hang out in a college dorm room. The only prominent new character is an evil alien shaped like a watermelon, accompanied by a dude with a huge yellow drum set…yeah. It's hard to imagine how an Aqua Teen neophyte would even judge a movie like this—there are about 30 complete "What the fuck?!" moments, no actual plot, and no effort at all to have anything make sense. The reaction of one person I watched the movie with, who was not familiar with the show: "I can't believe this is a real movie." I agree. It's totally ridiculous that somebody is willing to distribute this thing. That said, it was definitely good for some laughs, and along with some herbal enhancement it made for one hell of a freak out. Also, seeing it on the big screen would add a lot to the overall experience and diminish the sense that it's just a bunch of episodes strung together. If nothing else, this movie will likely go down in history as one of the flat-out weirdest things ever released in theaters, which I think makes it a worthwhile endeavor. As far as staying true to the show, fans should have nothing to complain about. But for those unfamiliar with the show, be warned: You may find yourself walking out of the theater in disgust. I suggest watching a few episodes first to decide if this sort of thing is up your alley. If it is, then spark one up and prepare for some seriously mind-blowing befuddlement. If you use this review, please call me Samoan Joe.

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  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by Mastashake

    I predict this movie wins 11 golden globes! You would not understand because in the past the future is only a prophecy, but here in the present the past has occured. Watch it for the shorteez.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Really not looking forward to this

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Though ATHF Happy Meal toys would make my day.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Does Meatwad Do It With Diora Baird?

    by Kirbymanly

    Then I'm there!

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Great, $50 for 'enhancement' and $10 for the movie

    by Baron Karza

    Too big of an investment for a show that peaked 2 years ago.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Opening Weekend = 4.20 million

    by PervOmatic

    I love Aqua Teen but this is probably going to suck without being loaded, and even then I'd rather stay at home and watch [as] than go to a theater to see this. I'll wait for the DVD.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by Mastashake

    It will be more than anyone can comprehend with 100% of their brains.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    The Innocent Shall Suffer

    by Virtual Satyr

    BIG TIME! This movie will make The Departed look like Lady In The Water

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I will watch this

    by purplemonkeydw

    with my universal remonster

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by hotsoup99

    sorry, i'll try not to do that again

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The first five minutes...

    by BabatuFerguson

    ...was hilarious. That said, it's amazing that people complain when something with a dada aesthetic doesn't actually make sense. Dada doesn't make sense. That's the point.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I hate when reviewers try to make themselves cooler

    by chrth

    By pretending they may have been drunk/high when watching the film. Yeah, we believe that as much as we believe Harry got sex after Blade II.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I love this show, but don't know if I could take

    by modlight

    it being much longer. Now a Venture Bros, or Metalocalypse movie?! Metalocalypse Now! Extended Edition with the Plantation Sequence. Thats what I want to see.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by Napolean Solo

    ©2007 Gilkuliehe LLC. All Rights Reserved.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    This movie is a documentary

    by The Goat

    and the events happen in real time.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Finchmeister

    Sense? Non-SENSE-ical!

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Um, do non-stoners actually watch ATHF?

    by Nate Champion

    I mean, who wouldn't watch this movie without, ahem, "herbal enhancement"?

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    i wish

    by roccotheripper

    i could see this movie high! but my job prevents me from doing so.. sigh!

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    What would be cool is if the film was 90 min long

    by Doctor_Sin

    But ATHF was only the last 5 min or so. Then, flash a card that says "Suckas!" 85 minutes prior, just have all sorts of weird TAINTED shit. Maybe a 5 minute Knowles monologue on how the Audience is the Clit.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    the flat-out weirdest things ever released in theaters

    by PurityOfEssence

    But I have already seen Inland Empire...

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Too Soon!


    Worse. Cliche. Subject. Ever.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    You can not get good weed for 50 dollars.

    by Winterchili


  • Jan. 23, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah, $50...

    by Billyeveryteen


  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    nine pound hammer!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    one of my all time favorite bands, nine pound hammer are doing carl's theme for this film's soundtrack! that's about all i can say interests me. otherwise, i hate aqua teen hunger force.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    RE: Baron Karza

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    how much weed do you smoke, dude? or are you in prison where it's really expensive or something. I don't buy pot, and I'm not an avid proponent of it, but I can't imagine that one person would be doing 50 bucks worth, in one sitting.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    ATHF has lost its way

    by mrmgp

    Watching the latest season on Cartoon Network, I feel let down. The show just isn't too funny most of the time, unlike past seasons. Seems like the movie won't be any better than the current season on TV. It's a shame, really. ATHF has had moments in the past where I was laughing my ass off. Now, I'm mostly feeling like fifteen minutes of my life has just passed and I'll never get those minutes back.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    where the fuck is my Metalocalypse movie!!

    by Akuma No Uta

    i need to see William Muderface on the silver screen before i die.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    This guy calls himself an ATHF fan.....

    by Fryman86

    Yet he says Professor Strange? Dude, it's Doctor Weird......c'mon...........

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Behold! I have lost weight!

    by mustang_dvs

    Manually!<p>And I need to lose 20 more pounds before I can feel pretty!<p>(not the same without the Weird)

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by tbransonlives

    I have some magic beans that may interest you.

  • Jan. 23, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by mparke2

    Should be funny. I plan on being hammered when I check it out. It's bound to be funny.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    weed for 50 bucks??

    by gingersoll

    how many pounds are you buying? Seriously, either buy from someone who isn't looking to lift your wallet, OR grow it for free nearly. That's what your closet is for. My friends here in humboldt county grow and sell to guys who deal down south, and it probably passes through who knows how many hands and markups. Fools are gettin' raped.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    all I really know of the drug trade...

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    comes from explainations from my sister who went to UC Santa Cruz, but um...a gram should be between 10 and 15 bucks according to her. and a gram should be enough to share. But again, it's not really my scene so, I could be wrong.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I refuse to participate in an ATHF talkback

    by MasterShake

    It would be self-indulgent. Wait. Is this participating? IGNORE ME! IGNORE ME! Damn, that's the Venture Brothers!

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    non stoners

    by Westonian

    i'm a non stoner that watches ATHF and I enjoy it. Maybe I'm mentally retarded though....maybe my car exaust leaks into the cabin... i dont know...

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Fuck anyone who needs shit to always make sense

    by ScienceMan

    Hell, Agua Team Hungry Fort makes more sense than most things on TV. Face it folks, it's a wasteland out there. ATHF is great and you don't have to be stoned to love it. It is getting tiresome and cliche that "being stoned" is the default state one must be "in" to fully appreciate deviant nonsequitir humor. If you use the word "random" to describe such comedic genius that does not make sense to you, then you are an ignorant slut. The very word "random" has been so overly misused in vernacular parlance these past few years that it should be made a federal crime to use the word in any other context except that of statistical analysis (and then, only in stochastically isometric control groups.) If you don't get ATHF, you don't get it, and you suck. Also death metal is cool. Nathan Explosiona and Master Shake would probably make a helluva lot better Chief Executive and VP than either candidate, democrat or republican, ever could. Dems and Reps both suck. Vote metal.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 3:12 a.m. CST

    $50 for weed?

    by DirkD13"

    I can get high for 2 days on a tenner. So there. (And it has made me enjoy many a shit movie).

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Frisky Dingo > ATHF

    by onemanarmy

    And this is a non-debatable point.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    People who revied this movie badly

    by ivehadsex

    will pay when I go to their countries, where they work, and make them review their own movie but they won't be able to...BEcause they will be over here and they are illegal immigrants and because of that...The A-Team will...well they are cracking down on David Lynch right NOW. I'm telling you people this is what happens when you do not call the Drizzle. I'm not him, but I post for him. I mean he's right here but well okay, Drizzle you can take over. Hello. Hello this is the Drizzle. Apparently some of you do not like my movie. If that is this case then I guess I will have to use my powers of rain-manipulation to shatter your children's little league dreams like so many stomped, muddy puddles. That's right, I can be a villian now. It's in the contract... Yes, yes here's shake again. Hello. Hello this is shake. This is no longer the DRizzle. yes, put the phone down now, Drizzle. Thank you, Drizzle.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Frisky Dingo would not exist without ATHF

    by triplefive

    I hope you can see this, cause I'm doing it as hard as I can.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    and $50 for an 1/8th of cryp is about right

    by triplefive

    dems street prices, yo. if the dood wants to roll two half-eighth blunts, let him do it. he'll be high all night and then some.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I'm wating for the Metamorpho Movie

    by Snookeroo

    The Element Man. Yessir.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I'm also waiting for an edit option on this talkback.

    by Snookeroo


  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Smoking weed to 'improve' a film is like...

    by Doctor_Sin

    getting drunk to intentionally nail the ugliest chick at a party. That's all I'm sayin'.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    But does it deliver the goods?

    by WildcatWildcat

    The goods are the most important part.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    smoking weed to 'improve' a film is like...

    by BendersShinyAss

    well... when i smoke before a film I generally find myself more distracted by the fact that I'm in a dark room and there's movie music playing but i either can't keep up or I'm frustrated at the repetition. unless it's a good film. I'm sure I'll be burnign one down before TRANSFORMERS. I saw Armageddon 4 at the movies times so fuck you all very much who look down upon me. I would rather 3 or 4 armagedons a year than a ... than a .... well, the point is, gimme TRANSFORMERS. It's looks fucking wild!! <p> Aqua teen hunger force is good and all... but i'd prefer a Harvey Birdman film. Instead of a crazy film that makes no sense we could have had a film that just took the piss out of Hanna Barbara for 90 minutes. <p> $50 for weed would last me 2 months. I know because I'm only 1 month down. again. <p> TRANSFORMERS!!

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I'm a non-weed smoker

    by Virtual Satyr

    And I love ATHF. I just love nonsense that provides random humor.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Who the happy fuck is Professor Strange?

    by Childe Roland

    His name is Dr. Weird. He didn't go to Weird Medical School for eight years for nothing, you know!

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Ugliest chick at the party leaves with the smartest guy

    by Harry Weinstein

    ...wants it the most, and is probably the freakiest out of every last woman there. It's the style vs substance debate, only about sex. Trust me, in my years, I've been with blazingly hot women, and women who were... less so. Hot women don't need to know what they're doing, because they can coast on their looks. The women who aren't traditionally "blazing", they'll do things to your $%#@ that you didn't even know were possible. They've been studying up on it, noses buried in Kama Sutra manuals, memorizing positions and erogenous zones like movie geeks memorize release dates. Everybody's good-looking in the dark, even me. But not even darkness can cover a lack of skills. And that's where ugly ducklings turn into swans... in the dark. No shame in my game, I'll give the flawed diamonds their chance to shine - make as much fun of me as you want, meanwhile I'll be flying around the bedroom like Elvis Tsui in CHINESE TORTURE CHAMBER STORY bouncing from tree to tree. (And ladies, you can gender-flip everything I just wrote.)

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    "If it is, then spark one up"

    by tHEmOOG

    Way to encourage drug use.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Harry Weinstein

    by ScienceMan

    Word. We are of a like mind.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    And whoever posted above is right...

    by Childe Roland

    ...about ATHF just not being the same without the good Doctor at the beginning. Seems like the minute they lost that bit, the show started to slide ever-so-slightly south. And now it's just kind of a sad, retarded cousin of the genius it used to be. Not to say retards can't be funny, but it's rarely intentional. The Ezekiel eppy last weekend had its moments, but when fifteen minutes starts to feel long, you need to ask yourself if you might not be doing something right anymore. Frisky Dingo owes a great debt to ATHF, that's for certain, but like Family Guy surpassed the Simpsons and South Park surpassed Family Guy, the student has become the master. But Venture Brothers could still bend Frisky Dingo over and give it a jolly rogering. VB is the best pure comedy on the air right now, animated or not.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Who the hell deals $10 bags? 6th graders?

    by Baron Karza

    Man up dude, 8th to 1/4 ounce. Do you guys buy mouthfulls of beer at a time also? Up here in the NW its worth the investment.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Winterchili, future others...

    by Prague23

    You can get great weed for $50. Of course, I live in the Czech Republic, where more pot is consumed than any other country in Europe, yes, the entire Netherlands combined! In a country with an international calling code that's (420), what would you expect? Even though Sealab never made a movie, that trailer for Tinfins is brilliant, and is shown 24/7 in Lucian's film library at the Sandman's castle. If you catch my drift. Along with that film version of Dune directed by Alejandro Jodorwsky, staring Salvidor Dali with music by Pink Floyd - the greatest unmade film of all time, in my opinion.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Thank God for California and Proposition 215

    by ScienceMan

    Which was passed by a majority of California voters and allowed me to waltz into any number of very nice establishments in the Bay Area and "man up" as a previous poster said, and purchase several hundred dollars worth of incredible bud. We laugh at the federal government who overturned the proposition - and we refuse to enforce it. For all its wacky flaws, the nation-state of California is truly, all-around, the best place to live on Earth. Sure, other places may have a few features that are better, but taken as a whole, I can't think of a better place to live. Rampant marijuana use is common and smiled upon by all strata of society. It's essentially like Amsterdam, without the hookers. Oh, and thank God for the variocele vein on my left testicle that causes the crippling pain that allowed me to get my prescription. Now legalize the recreational use of it for the rest of the poor uninjured/healthy masses! Arnold recently made a statement comparing California to a modern-day Athens or Sparta. Madness? This is California! Weird, fun place. Move here. And make a Metalocalypse movie. Film it in Mayan. Call it Metalocalpso.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I don't know..

    by Ironmuskrat

    I like ATHF, but I think I would have to be seriously wasted to actually go to the movies to watch this.. really wasted..

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    This will be better than Little Miss Sunshine

    by MontyPigeon

    Its hard these days to find worse. Chevy Chase is asking for the academy to take him into consideration for National Lampoons Vacation. Which coincidentally is being called the Citizen Kane of Little Miss Sunshine movies.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday!!!

    by Darth_Gonz

    Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday! (A great episode)

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I guess I was trying to make the analogy

    by Doctor_Sin

    as to why I don't smoke weed.

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Adult swim

    by kingoflight

    on uk bravo channel they have this like 4 hour period called adult swim and this aqua team shit is on that along with robot chicken. Now i find robot chicken to be so much better than this. Hence i don't watch it..... sorry

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    50 bucks...

    by nexus420 about right for an 1/8th of good weed.(at least where I'm at) That'll last me about a week, which is cheaper than the dude who goes two days for a tenner. Regardless, if you don't find ATHF funny sober, smoking probably won't help too much. If you already think it is funny, smoking will make it funnier; its a drug, not a miracle worker.

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I smoked a bunch of weed and got shitty drunk...

    by Harry Weinstein

    ...before I went to see TRESPASS. It didn't help in the slightest. "Walter Hill, Ice Cube, Bill Paxton, Ice-T? How could this possibly go wrong? Oh, like THAT."

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    If Grindhouse

    by Napoleon Park

    If Grindhouse revives the old "Movie Movie" concept of split features, they could do an [adult swim] movie with CGI Hungerford, Live action Ventures, rotoscoped Birdman, claymation 10 oz. Mouse, hentai Sealab, anime Frisky Dingo, pencil test Brak Show, all hosted by live action Gary Owens as Space Ghost. --- a really good cartoon should make you feel like you're trippin' without the enhancements.

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    It works for a stoned 20 mins

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    Should work for an hour and twenty mins. Probally need time adjusting to the real world afterwords though. Its gonna be a head fuck.

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    you can't just decide. that is between me and god!

    by ashhole

    there are people bragging about dimebags of dirt weed and explaining how anything more complex than armageddon is incomprehensible when stoned. dudes, seriously. seriously, dudes. step up to the good stuff. not only will you be more lucid AND more stoned, you'll smoke less per session. a decent price for 1/8 oz is $40 (the 10-15 per gram noted earlier). just realize if you're an end user of any drug, you're getting taxed by that guy you think is your friend. true friends get it at cost, everybody else pays for your trouble. this has been a public service announcement.

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    RE: triplefive

    by onemanarmy

    You have a point, an irrelevant point but a point nonetheless. I'm a huge fan of the first couple of seasons of ATHF...but ATHF has fallen off like Metallica did after they started rehab and got married.<pr> Back to my original point, Frisky Dingo is a hell of a better show than ATHF. And this movie that's coming out sounds like nothing more than watching an entire new season of ATHF without seeing the credits over & over in between the randomness. I might buy it on DVD...<pr> Frisky Dingo > ATHF

  • Jan. 26, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST


    by ScienceMan

    Well, yes... there are those things you mention. Touche. Although the to be fair the electricity is out 49% of the time. Not half the time. Please get your facts straight. I kid, I kid. You're right. It's out half the time. On the other hand, it's so mild here even the homeless (of which there are plenty) don't freeze to death. And many of our illegals are picking crops in the fields under such backbreaking conditions that even our homeless (who are often white and well-fed) refuse to take those jobs.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Dr. Rockso

    by Akuma No Uta

    honestly, who in their right minds does not want to see the rock 'n roll clown getting his fucking ass kicked by Murderface at the multiplex. Ku ku yyeah.

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