As IMDB will testify, animated films usually fall into one category: kid friendly, brightly coloured 90-minute adventures with the occasional nod to the adults watching. Pixar do a great job with these movies: Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monster Inc, Wall E ad infinitum. Studio Ghibli make nice anime features which I personally don't 'get' and Disney is Disney. However, none of these make for interesting soundtracks...

You could never say that Pixar ever push the boat out with their soundtracks - wheeling out Randy Newman to sing a song which tells the audience exactly what the film is about (Toy Story - 'You've Got a Friend in Me', Monster Inc 'If I Haven't Got You'). Studio Ghibli play it safe and I cannot write a 'serious' film column about 'Hakuna Matata'.

There was only one film left to choose: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters. A feature-length adaptation of the Adult Swim TV show that brings the show's lead characters to the big screen: Frylock (giant floating box of french fries with psychic powers), Master Shake (6-foot tall idiotic milkshake) and Meatwad (meatball with severely limited mental ability).

The TV show ran for 139 episodes over eleven seasons and was initially a detective show to appease Cartoon Network who "didn't want to air a show about food just going around and doing random things." The show's complete lack of direction gave way to chaotic and nonsensical plots which the writers Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro carried over to the feature length film - Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters.

The TV series attracted a cult following and the final seasons were scored by Flying Lotus, Josh Homme and even Patti Smith lent her talents to an original song for the final ever episode. The movie's spoof theatrical intro was performed by Mastodon:

Setting the tone for the movie quite aptly, the 'nice' snacks remind you to not "pull your penis out unless you really need to," whereas Mastodon's 'evil' food go for the handy advice of: "Be considerate to others or I will bite your torso and give you a disease." Solid advice.

Long time Adult Swim collaborator Killer Mike pops up as his track 'Blam Blam' also features in the movie after Mike guest starred in the 2005 episode 'Boost Mobile'.

The plot of the film is too freakish to explain so checking out the Wikipedia entry is recommended - the TL;DR is it's a hunt for a piece of exercise equipment but that doesn't really cover any of the bases. It also renders any kind of critical discussion useless so the only advice is to check out the film, then the soundtrack and then the TV series and indulge in the almost-mindless hilarity which has inspired a generation of slacker comedies.