The title may rival BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN (2006) for length and tortured grammar, but the comparisons end there. This loosely connected series of skits purports to be an origin story for the cri… (more)
The title may rival BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN (2006) for length and tortured grammar, but the comparisons end there. This loosely connected series of skits purports to be an origin story for the crime-fighting fast-food team of Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad, but only die-hard addicts of the Cartoon Network series will want to sit through the entire film for its amusing moments.
New Jersey roommates Master Shake (voice of Dana Snyder), self-proclaimed leader Frylock (Carey Means), who is a surprisingly intelligent box of fries, and Meatwad (Dave Willis), a dopey but sweet ball of rotted meat, have only vague recollections of their roots and the circumstances that brought them together. But through a series of nearly inexplicable events involving The Sphinx, a laser-eyed poodle and Abraham Lincoln (Fred Armisen), they start to piece together the puzzle. They are, however, often distracted, mostly by their quest for girls. Meatwad stages Girlquest 2007, which involves launching kittens (girls love kittens!) out of cannons, while Master Shake delivers a lecture on sex education and the value of exercise — although, being a milkshake with tiny arms means that all his efforts produce little in the way of muscle. This foolishness leads to the second story thread, which involves the Insanoflex, a piece of exercise equipment they stole from their neighbor Carl. If assembled and used properly, it could destroy the world. The fast-food trio try to find the machine's missing piece and instruction manual so they can get hot bodies and impress the ladies, but along the way they run afoul of many an evildoer, including Dr. Weird (C. Martin Croker), whose laboratory has been turned into condos, moon-creature Ignignokt (Willis), who looks like a classic video-game character, and Walter Melon (Chris Kattan), a perturbed-looking watermelon. As the Aqua Teens simultaneously fend off their nemeses and search for their heritage, the two stories dovetail in a bizarre revelation bound to boggle all but the most thoroughly warped minds.
Codirectors and writers Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis know what their target audience wants: Ridiculous jokes loosely tied together. But even at a sparse 87 minutes, the film is too long and drawn out for its own good. That said, the pre-credits sequence, featuring a variety of old-school snack treats performing a speed-metal number about courteous movie-theater behavior, is flat-out hilarious and deserves to be played before all R-rated films.
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