Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the masterminds behind the hit
television show “South Park” are at it again.
“Team America: World Police” once again comments about society
through humor, like Parker and Stone are famous for.
Driven by modern politics, many movies and documentaries have
explored the U.S. foreign policy over the last few years.
Team America is another one of those social-commentary movies,
demonstrating what it is like to be an American post-Sept. 11,
Only this time, it’s with puppets.
Never before have puppets been so crude, offensive and
hilarious. Instead of featuring actors, “Team America” features
marionette puppets, many of which were modeled after real actors.
Stone and Parker’s contempt for actors in general is apparent as
the puppet actors in the movie are tricked by the terrorists into
believing that their mission is actually peace, not violence.
Needless to say, the puppet actors were the brunt of almost as many
jokes as the terrorists.
From the name of the movie to the “Team America” logo: an eagle
with the world gripped in its beak, it is obvious that the movie is
a criticism of U.S. foreign policy.
“Team America” acts recklessly, destroying more historical
landmarks than have ever appeared in a movie before, all in the
name of stopping terrorists with weapons of mass destruction.
Marionettes puppets don’t make great action fighters, but they
do make funny characters. When the puppets get into
hand-to-handcombat, the audience can do nothing but laugh.
The movie has the single most hilarious sex scene ever
The soundtrack from the movie is as hilarious as the movie
Not everyone will agree with Parker and Stone, but those that
can put their political views aside, will enjoy “Team America.”
Three and one half out of four rams
Check out this weeks Dish for an
interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and find out why they
rock so hard.