Stranded In Stereo: Aqua Teen Coming To Your Cineplex Soon

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Aqua Teen Coming To Your Cineplex Soon

It's always interesting to watch when TV shows make the leap from the small box in your living room to the larger viewing mechanism at the local movie theater. This summer, The Simpsons (voted all-time favorite show by yours truly, no matter what people say about a decline after Season 10 or 11. I mean, really, five years ago was the greatest season, what with Homer going to Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp and Krusty becoming a congressman!) will finally do what creator Matt Groening has threated to do with his 18 year old child and bring it to the big screen. Fans and other skeptics are a little worried about The Simpsons Movie and taking what is usually something viewed in weekly 23 minute installments to an 80 or 90 minute movie (think of it as watching 2 or 3 episodes in a row that just have an arc for a plot.)

What worries me more is this weekend's release of the longly-winded title
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters. Unlike your standard sitcom, Aqua Teen the show runs at an average of 10 to 11 minutes per episode. With a 75 or 80 minute movie, this will be like watching several streamlined episodes of the show in a row. Early reports I heard is that it starts out strong but gets old quick.

Should TV shows really move in to the big screen, or more specifically, should shows that are almost like shorts try to take one story and make it longer than an entire season of the show in which it is based on? I guess we'll find out this weekend.

View: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters Trailer [Here]
View: The Simpsons Movie Trailer [Here]

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