Team America: World Police (2004)
USA / English
"Putting the "F" back in Freedom. "Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
Wonderfully poignant satire at a much needed time
First off, I'd like to say that this film is everything a South
Park/Trey Parker devotee could hope for. It's sly, it's vulgar, it's
full of gore/profanity/violence/nudity, and it is made entirely with
The sheer amount of wit and subversive humor packed into this film is
mind boggling, but yet it doesn't bog you down with vague references
and really confusing in-jokes. And goddamn, puppets swearing/having
sex/killing people/dancing never gets old. NEVER.
The film is actually almost 2 hours long, but as expected, is one which
time takes on less relevance. Of course, some people are going to see
just how limited Trey Parkers voice talents are, but having 4 different
minor character sound exactly the same is always a surefire treat. Take
note that a grand total of zero big name actors lend their voice to
this film, though Little B**ch(Dian Bachar) does give a little
appearance here and there.
The whole film is real. You heard me. Absolutely nothing in this movie
(with the exception of the title credits and I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E.)
was done with computers. While this may sound impressive on paper, on
film it's actually a masterful achievement. While Parker sometimes
plays into the film's self-conscious aura and indulges the audience a
bit, most scenes are played out to their full puppet potential. I'm
sure this film will be a benchmark in the world of puppeteering for
years to come, despite it's content.
All in all, it was exactly what I expected (and I have high standards
for Parker) and I could not have been happier with the result. A second
viewing will be needed, just to take in all the detail of the film, as
the sets are lush, elaborate and breathtaking scale models of cities
all over the world.
For those who want to bother comparing it to Parkers earlier forays,
yes, it is better than Cannibal! and Orgazmo, but does not quite stand
up to SP:BLU, but only because BLU had the background and the
familiarity factor. After a second viewing, this opinion could very
In other words, if you like this sort of stuff, you'll love it. If you
are iffy on Parker/South Park/libertarian humor, then you will most
likely hate it. But what else is new.
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