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Saw this gem last night... and for all you South Park fans out there, I'd recommend this. I read this review and it pretty much sums it up.
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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 marionettes.

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 likely change.

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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May 26th, 2006, 1:12 pm
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I'm a huge Matt and Trey fan but hafta say I hated this movie. The schtick with the puppets was funny (loved the puppet sex!!!) but the writen dialog sucked. Instead of using their usual razor wit and creativity, they just ended up swearing. alot. It's like they were going for shock value instead of good writing. Haven't these guys learned that they cant shock us anymore? We pretty much know to expect anything from them by now. If you wanna see a good movie by these guys, see Basketball! Hilarious!

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I just saw the movie for the first time on cable about two weeks ago. The scene where the marionette puppets were having sex in a dozen different positions was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. As a whole, the movie isn't that great, but the fact that the entire thing is done with puppets makes it seem better than it actually is IMO. It's one of those things that has to be seen to be believed.


May 26th, 2006, 6:55 pm
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That movie was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.

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i dont watch south park regularly, but this movie i loved

Maybe its because I'm canadian and the stereotype of americans crashing into desert markets and blowing up sphinx's seems to fit into our mentality.
I find the movie really funny, it appeals to those who like potty humour and thsoe who can understand the more hmmmm politically sound humour?

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May 27th, 2006, 11:43 am
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zeelaw wrote:
i dont watch south park regularly, but this movie i loved

Maybe its because I'm canadian and the stereotype of americans crashing into desert markets and blowing up sphinx's seems to fit into our mentality.
I find the movie really funny, it appeals to those who like potty humour and thsoe who can understand the more hmmmm politically sound humour?

ROFLCOPTER when they blew up the Sphinx Tomb and the Eiffel Tower in the beginning.
Then the whole spiel on "private parts" at the end of the movie had me in stitches... and how true!

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I think I ought to elaborate myself here. This movie is so over the top that it isn't for everyone. Zeelaw made a great point about it exploiting the world's perception of America. When Team America killed a couple of terrorists, it didn't matter to them that they destroyed the Eiffel Tower or the Sphinx in the process. They felt that they won, while the French and the Egyptians were wandering about wondering what happened.

This movie is a parody of Americans and their relentless zeal to kill all terrorists. You really can't take it literally, or else it wouldn't be funny. Did anyone actually listen to the words of the background music?: "AMERICA! F*CK YEA! Lick my butt and suck on my balls! AMERICA! F*CK YEA!" I was laughing so hard that I almost peed my pants. There's also songs about AIDS and Pearl Harbor too. Like I said, it isn't for everyone.

On a side note, BRAVO is counting down the 100 funniest movies of all time and Team America made the list. I think it was #88, but I'm not sure. If you like satire, it's definitely worth checking out. If nothing else, just to see puppets swearing, having sex, and killing other puppets. :D


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The best song is called "freedom isn't free." Somehow, freedom costs "a buck o' five" LOL. I recommend downloading the soundtrack; definately worth it

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conversion02 wrote:
The best song is called "freedom isn't free." Somehow, freedom costs "a buck o' five" LOL. I recommend downloading the soundtrack; definately worth it

[southern country singer accent]
...Naw Freedom isn't free
there's a hefty f**kin' fee
And if you don't throw in your buck o' five,
Who will?
[/southern country singer accent]

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A love song?

I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting school
He was terrible in that film
I need you more than Cuba Gooding needed a bigger part
He's way better than Ben Affleck
And now all I can think about is your smile
And that sh**ty movie too
Pearl Harbor sucks
And I miss you

Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?
I guess Pearl Harbor sucked a little more than...
I miss you.

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