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Numba One in Da Hood, G

Numba One in Da Hood, G

Going into the theater I was a little worried that “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters,” based on the Cartoon Network show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” would not translate well to the big screen. Movies made from television shows, cartoons in particular, tend to end up being extended episodes. And when you have a 15-minute show being turned into an hour-and-a-half-long movie, trepidation starts to set in a little.

My fears were not completely unfounded, as I feel that the movie could have possibly been made into three half-hour episodes, and some of the scenes seemed to drag on or feel a little needless as though they had been thrown in simply to extend the playing time.

The plot is far more complex than any episode ever has been, though it takes some time to get going. The movie starts with a pseudo-flashback by Master Shake, falsely explaining the group’s origins. From there it, moves on to a piece of exercise equipment which Shake put together wrong, the Insane-O-Flex, which reoccurring character The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From The Future tries to stop from being properly assembled with the help from the Plutonians.

A piece of the machine is missing, which leads the Aqua Teens on a search that ends at the laboratory of Dr. Weird. They find the final component and assemble the machine, which immediately turns into a giant robot and goes on a rampage while constantly exercising a captured Carl’s muscles.

The series of events in the movie is very random and often the plot is ignored while the Aqua Teens get distracted and do other things. However, the movie leads up to a first and final confrontation with Dr. Weird and finally explains every character’s origins, making a must-see for every longtime and hardcore fan.

All major characters appear in the movie along with some celebrity cameos, like Bruce Cambell as a long lost fourth Aqua Teen and Rush drummer Neil Peart as himself, acting as the sidekick to a diabolical slice of watermelon.

It may not be the greatest piece of cinematography ever (in fact it’s far from it), but it is entertaining. I’ll say what every other reviewer has said by now: if you’ve never seen “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” or if you don’t like it, then don’t see this movie. You will not get it, the humor will pass you and you will most likely be shocked and appalled. If you are a fan, then what are you waiting for? Go see it already.