Aqua Teen Hunger Force in a Nutshell
An action epic that explores the origins of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force (better known as Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad,) who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
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Tagline: Bring the whole family… because children can’t get into “rated R” without an adult.
Who is in it? Dana Snyder (voice of Master Shake), Bruce Campbell (voice of Chicken Bittle), Chris Kattan (voice of Walter Melon)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Was it funny? It’s hilarious if you ‘get it’.
Would this movie be for every comedy fan? Not by a long shot.
Should you see it? Only if you like the show.
Run Time: 86 mins.
Unless you’ve seen this show or this movie, this review will literally make ZERO sense to you, you’ve been warned! Loads of people have no idea what Aqua Teen Hunger Force is, and for the ones that do a large percentage doesn’t get it. I’ve watched this series on Adult Swim from day one and I have to say there is no way to explain this show to someone that has never seen it without looking insane. It’s a show about a meatball, a milkshake, and a floating box of French fries that live in a house in New Jersey. They used to be detectives for about… 2 shows? The rest of the 7 or so seasons consisted of them doing random things and going on crazy adventures with various monsters. The first thing I have to state about ATHF is that it doesn’t make any logical sense. If you’re looking for a coherent story, this is not the show or the movie for you. If you haven’t seen the show, this is not the movie for you. If you haven’t seen the series, you will not understand this movie… and thats OK. For the rest of you Adult Swim fans that have A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. (its hyperactive cousin), lets review the crap out of this movie! If you like the show and haven’t seen this movie, what the HELL have you been waiting for… The opening scene says it all!
We start off with the insane story of the origins of Aqua Teen as told by Master Shake. The three food items escape from the Sphinx in Egypt only to be attacked by a giant poodle. The giant dog kills Frylock and master shake spins it by it’s tail and throws it off in the distance where it explodes (which happens to be Shake’s only power, anything he throws down explodes inexplicably). Shake goes on to explain how he kicked Frylock’s corpse to a magical wizard’s house (a ghetto talking Abraham Lincoln) where he revives him from the bounds of death. For whatever reason, the CIA busts in to Abraham Lincoln’s house/lab and they flee in a new VW Beetle convertible. Lincoln takes them to a wooden rocket that shoots them into space as the CIA shows up at the launch pad and they shoot Lincoln as he starts to travel through time. As Lincoln dies, the camera pans out to reveal they had changed history, making the white CIA officers slaves to a black man on a carriage. [end of Master Shakes Story]
The rest of the movie pretty much goes on like this. Instead of explaining what happens as it happens (which is extremely hard to do with this movie) I will explain the broad strokes of it. Just a warning for those of you that haven’t seen the show, you won’t understand this. A space watermelon named ‘Walter Melon’ and his drummer sidekick are watching the ATHF crew on a monitor, their story doesn’t come in until later. We jump to the crew trying to assemble a large piece of workout equipment called ‘The INSANOFLEX’. They seem to be missing a critical component for it to operate correctly, an ‘M’ Shaped circuit board. As Frylock and the rest of the crew jump online to find the missing part, they find the website is in an alien robot language. It just so happens that Frylock can translate the message, and it basically says to never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever assemble the Insanoflex. After the message tells them to never assemble it, it gives them a number to call if the need help with assembly. The 30 or so digit phone number dials some aliens in space (the ones that look like dorito chips).
The two aliens meet the cybernetic ghost of Christmas past in their ship as the phone is ringing. The cybernetic ghost goes into a long winded speech about the German sounding alien creating the Insanoflex thousands of years ago, but in the future… (your brain hurt yet? That means you’re still sane) As Frylock properly assembles the machine, he realizes the motherboard is missing and they set out on a mission to find it. They travel to Dr. Weird’s castle which has been converted into condos. They talk to the sales person and he says he has never seen the missing part but they end up getting the part from them after they find out they were lying. They put the critical circuit board into the machine and it turns into a crazy dancing workout robot, and it takes Carl (the hairy neighbor) hostage forcing him to workout.
The crazy machine bounces around playing a catchy looping song (it says “I want your booty, but I’m not gay…”) and the team cant find a way to stop it. In the mean time Carl is getting ripped inside the alien device as the team finds out a way to stop the alien. Shake sings a terrible song at the amusement park that the alien has seemed to bounce to, and the bad singing counteracts the techno pop song and the alien kills itself. The team meets up with the stupid aliens and the cybernetic ghost of Christmas past and come to the conclusion that Dr. Weird had made them. They make the trip back to Dr. Weird’s condos and we see the story of Dr Weird making meatwad, master shake, frylock, and another character we’ve never seen named chicken bittle. He had made them at random so he could give them a mission to fly a plane into a brick wall. Frylock stops the suicide mission and they escape out of the plane and parachute to safety in an African village, Chicken Bittle gets eaten by a lion. [end of Frylock's story].
As the team shows up at the condos we see the buff Carl hooking up with a gross looking bodybuilder woman that ends up being Dr Weird in disguise. Dr Weird restrains Carl and then proceeds to steal his muscles, thus making him really strong. As Dr Weird and Frylock fight, we find out that Frylock actually made Dr Weird and he wiped his memory after the death of chicken bittle and his failure to be a father to Dr Weird… and he is apparently a woman trapped in a male box of French fries. Walter Melon shows up confessing that he not only created every one on the show, but also the Insanoflex. He planned for everyone to kill each other so he would inherit their property and create an InsanoGym but Dr Weird and The Aqua Teens rent their places of residence which foils Walter’s plans. As Walter leaves he mentions they have a mother.
As Walter flies off they hear a voice, they turn to see a large breasted figure. The figure claims to be their mother, and she identifies herself as a nine layer been burrito as master shake jumps out the window committing suicide. Frylock looks bewildered for a moment and simply states: “Oh… thats neat” as the dancing food products parade in singing about the audience basically sucking at life. I rate this movie an 8/10 for its hilarious dialog and totally original yet incoherent story.
Official Nutshell-Movies Explanation
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007): The Aqua Teens were created by a watermelon and a 9 layer been burrito.