While in Berlin, I was told there was a private "market only" screening of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters. A few of us joked -- and wished we were there -- if only to see the look on all those European faces once the film finally got underway. I imagine a slew of those stuffy international buyers were left disturbed, upset and utterly confused by the film's, um, creativity. Needless to say, it would have been fun to watch the pale faces feverishly exiting the theater.
It's no secret that Aqua Teen Hunger Force (an animated show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim) isn't for everyone; in fact, its core fanbase consists of folks who like to partake in a few "extra-curricular activities" prior to tuning in. Some would even go so far as to say that those "activities" are necessary in order to truly get the show and its three main characters (which consist of a box of fries, a wad of meat and a milkshake). Regardless, a feature-length ATHF film will crash into theaters on April 13, and what appears to be the (final?) poster has just been released, with Twitch providing us with what you see there to the right of your screen. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong, but I had to do a double-take -- at first, I thought I was looking at the cover of Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell album. Yes, it's that awesome.
As I'm a fairly new fan of the show, the only thing that worries me is whether the jokes will last for over an hour when each episode is only 15 minutes long. Then again, I have the same problem with most animated toons that take a chance on the big screen; trust me, I'm just as worried about The Simpsons Movie somehow finding a way to make me laugh as hard as I did during South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.