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Originally posted by edsinger
It is nice to see the Left getting as good as they get!....
Mon Oct 11th, 2004 at 05:46:03 GMT
I got tickets for an early screening for the new movie from the South Park guys. Rather than carboard cutouts, like South Park, the movie uses puppets -- marionettes, actually.
The apparent goal of the movie was to make it a satirical jab at every facet of the "war on terror". Problem is, I think our side got the worst of it.
Team America, global police, wreak havoc everywhere they go in pursuit of terrorists. In the opening scene, they take out half of Paris, including all of its cultural icons, in order to kill three terrorists with an WMD. The WMD couldn't have done a better job itself. Ironic! And kind of funny. But that's about the worst the warmongers get.
What do we get? Peacenik liberal Hollywood actors coddling up to terrorist regimes (ha ha). If you hate Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin and Janeane Garofalo, then you'll love seeing them get killed in a bloody battle with Team America.
One dead Rush Limbaugh would've attoned for using Michael Moore as a suicide bomber. Perhaps massacring Fox's whole afternoon lineup and Tom DeLay would've balanced out the dead actors. But oh well. Me, I didn't care for it.
The movie does best when satirizing blockbuster movies (one dimensional characters, groan-inducing one-liners, stilted love scenes), or when showing us the limits of what marionettes can do on film (they don't strut, fight, or have sex too smoothly). The soundtrack was stellar, and gut-busting funny.
The politically, the movie would've been better served to dish out the satire in a bipartisan fashion. Like the JibJab Brothers.
Interview with Parker and Stone
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have slammed rap mogul Sean 'P Diddy' Combs' Vote Or Die campaign.
The satirical duo -- whose anti-Republican movie Team America: World Police hits cinemas Oct. 11 -- have accused the hip-hop star of endangering democracy by forcing young Americans to vote in November's presidential elections, reports Web site Pagesix.com.
"I think just saying 'Vote or Die' is a serious danger to democracy. If you don't know what you're talking about, there's no shame in not voting.," Stone said. "They say if you don't vote, you can't b*tch. But you can vote all you want. This is America"
"Hey, 19-year-olds who doesn't know anything [expletive]; you chose!" Parker said.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Hrm... trying to remember the moment in time where Sean Penn started to matter...
That moment never happened!
"Unlike George W. Bush, I had a father who read the Constitution of the United States."
"I am more patriotic than this president we have, who I consider a traitor of human and American principles."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone once again have created a no-holds-barred movie that lambastes both conservatives and liberals in a foul-mouthed, Hollywood-bashing, action/comedy with marionettes as its stars.www.rottentomatoes.com...