Dracula Called and He Said He’s Comin’ Over Tonight For You

Another Friday, another movie, and another review.  This week I saw the fantastic Academy Award worthy Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters.  Spawned from the bizarre and most likely drug-addled minds of Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an animated series on Adult Swim that centers around the exploits of a talking milkshake, a box of fries, and a ball of meat.  Yeah.

The episodes don’t generally have much in the way of plots, and when they do, the resolutions are usually anything but.  Along the way characters die and things explode randomly.  All of this is condensed into a hyper-kinetic 15 minute format that makes watching an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force the equivalent of snorting Pixie Stix– only without the burning.  The film attempts to stretch the show’s 15 minute burst of absurdity into one big mushroom cloud of surrealism clocking in at 86 minutes. The results, much like the quality of the series itself, are quite mixed.

The great (and yet the worst) thing about Aqua Teen Hunger Force is how random everything feels.  Unlike horseshit programs like Family Guy that fall flat on their face trying to be edgy and non-sequitur, Aqua Teen’s bizarre off-kilter slant never seems forced.  You generally get the feeling that the show’s writers are constantly in a state of inebriation.  This of course makes the show and film very hit-or-miss.  Sometimes you’ll laugh your ass off for 10 minutes.  sometimes you’ll yawn for 10 minutes.  Such is the way of the Aqua Teens.

I’m not going to bother discussing plotlines, because frankly, I don’t remember much– and I just saw this film a few hours ago.  Something about powerful exercise equipment and Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight.” The bottom line is that this film is strictly fans only territory.  If you’ve never seen or heard of the series, then an 86 minute feature sure as hell isn’t the place to cut your teeth.  I love the series, but even I think that this might’ve been a bit much.  I actually kinda wish I saw Grindhouse again instead.

Go see Grindhouse.  Rosario Dawson is hot.


~ by theoberlander on April 13, 2007.

One Response to “Dracula Called and He Said He’s Comin’ Over Tonight For You”

  1. […] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theater: “Rosario Dawson is hot.” –Super Avant Garde Postmodernism Counterculture […]

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