Type Title Author/Director/Developer Date Rating
Movie Team America: World Police Trey Parker 2005-06-25 **+__


I wasn’t overly impressed with this movie. It ended up being what I call meta-funny. That is, if you take a step back and look at the idea it is hilarious, but the thing you are actually watching isn’t that funny at all. This happens at virtually every level with this movie, but the best example is this: The movie is supposed to be shot like a typical Hollywood summer blockbuster. That means the dialog, the way the shots are edited together, everything. Except that it is going to be shot with puppets. The idea being that most Hollywood blockbusters are pure drivel with hilarious dialog. In fact, in the bonus material on the DVD Matt and Trey mention that their first idea was to just remake a Jerry Bruckheimer film with puppets. Anyway, I found these ideas to be funny, but sadly the movie just wasn’t.

It did have it’s moments. I really liked the Rent takeoff featuring a song called “Everyone has aids”. Sample lyrics: “Everyone has AIDS! / My grandma and my dog ’ol blue (AIDS AIDS AIDS) / The pope has got it and so do you (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS)”. I really like the “Montage” song (“And when every shot you show a little improvement / Just Show it or it will take to long / that’s called a montage (montage)”). Oh and the main title theme was pretty good satire.

So I guess all I really liked was the music. The movie, sadly just wasn’t that funny. It’ll make you laugh a few times, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to see it.

Last Modified on: Nov 11, 2013 17:44pm