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DVD REVIEW: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 5

First of all, they're not teens. Secondly, there's no water involved. That whole Hunger Force thing? That's probably misleading, too. In short, if you have to ask what Aqua Teen Hunger Force is about, it is probably not a show for you. The rest of us will go on thrilling to the adventures of Frylock, Meatwad, and Master Shake as they, you know... hang out.

The fifth volume of Adult Swim's most popular original show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, is a pretty mixed bag when compared to previous volumes of the series--but still worth the dollar of hardcore fans of the cartoon.

All kinds of things happen to Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad, and Carl in this collection, including Shake moving in with a legendary New Jersey monster ("Dirtfoot") and Carl trying to avoid losing his manhood ("Dickesode"), along with many other horrible things that happen to him throughout the episodes collected here. While those two aforementioned episodes, along with "Boost Mobile", the outrageous "Hand Banana", and "Global Grilling" are great episodes to be sure, the set as a whole also features some moments that just don't match up to the hilarity of previous seasons. "Dickesode", "Moonajuana", and "Carl Wash" are devoid of much of the outright insanity that made Aqua Teen Hunger Force so good in the first place. That aside, Volume 5 of Aqua Teen Hunger Force is worth picking up for die hard fans of the series, but more casual fans of the series may find themselves put off by what's found here.

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Jim Littler
2/22/2008
Source: Toonado