Rick, Anthony (another friend of ours) and I went to see Team America: World Police yesterday. Knowing it’s the brainchild of the same people who created South Park, we all went knowing precisely what we’d probably see. Suffice it to say that our expectations were right on the money.
Irreverent, politically incorrect, and intended solely to offend as many people as possible, Team America was quite funny and entertaining. The use of marionettes and marionette-sized sets and props made the movie even more over-the-top.
Some of the vulgarity was gratuitous (most of it fit right in with the story) and the sex scene between two of the marionettes was… well, let’s just say it was literally a sex scene between puppets. Michael Moore becomes a suicide bomber. Alec Baldwin leads F.A.G. (the Film Actors Guild) in support of the global terrorism plot masterminded by Kim Jong-il. Team America destroys the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arch de Triumph, the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, not to mention the wealth of other collateral damage they do, all while "saving" the world.
If you’re a fan of South Park and the work of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy this film like I did. Just don’t expect to feel smarter after you leave the theater.