The Cartoon Network 'toon Aqua Teen Hunger Force could be described as an inaction show: Most of the 12-minute episodes have the characters standing around talking, making excuses not to follow any developments, and saying weird stuff. Even these brief episodes are hit and miss; the full-length movie Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters fails in minutes.

The plot, such as it is, has Master Shake (Dana Snyder), Meatwad (Dave Willis), and Frylock (Carey Means) getting involved with a powerful cosmic piece of exercise equipment called the Insanoflex. Fans of the series will be thrilled to see just about every character from the show here, fron neighbor Carl to the talkative, steam-emitting Cybernetic Ghost, video-game creatures Ignignokt and Err, aliens Oglethorp and Emory, and Dr. Weird and Steve. Space Ghost even makes a cameo!

If seeing all these characters together is all you need from a comedy, you might find a little enjoyment in this movie. Unfortunately, for the rest of us the movie is pretty much pure pointlessness. Except for a wonderful opening scene where the "let's go to the lobby" song gets taken over by speed-metal movie theater foods, there doesn't feel like any attempt at any jokes or humorous situations, just characters saying and doing stupid things.

The poster for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters was done by Frank Frazetta and is much more sophisticated than the art of the actual movie. Likewise, some of the trailers for this movie were funny, while the actual movie is painful. It was a struggle for me to sit through this. Avoid!

Overall grade: F

Reviewed by James Lynch

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