Thursday, December 29, 2005

Movie Review: Team America, World Police

My inner child almost pooped himself with this one.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the avant garde of immature high-brow toilet humor, bring us this Supermarionation commentary about the state of American politics. The strange thing is, they don't seem to pick sides. Apart from the World Police faction itself, the movie makes fun of the Right and the Left equally, bashing Republican values, and then bashing Michael Moore. It's refreshing.

The movie itself has a paper-thin plot, but that's ok, because you're not here for the plot. It makes fun of itself almost as much as it makes fun of the world, with great horrible dialogue straight out of 80's pro-America propaganda flicks like "Top Gun". Of course, some parts are slightly modified to include a plethora of oral-sex jokes, and sight gags (namely, the FAR too long, but still HILARIOUS barfing scene).

Kim Jong-Il was by far the best villain of the year, with a great musical number, delightfully evil eyebrows, and awesome lines borrowed right from Eric Cartman. The panthers, the giant sharks, his evil torture room, Tim Robbins... his implements of destruction are varied and hilarious.

If you like America-mockery, Southpark, and hot marionette-on-marionette action, then you need this movie.

7.9 out of 10. Definite rental.


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