14 June 2005

Team America: World Police

Written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who do most of the voices for the different characters, and Directed by Trey Parker.

The Film uses Marionette puppets in the style of the Thunderbirds (complete with visible puppet strings!) and the filmmakers do a fantastic job.
Some of the scenes in the film are surprisingly realistic, like the one where the model cars are racing across the desert, where as the fight scene at the start of the movie with the 2 marionettes being jiggled all over the place is quite the opposite, one realistic and the other deliberately silly but both equally fun to watch. The scene that will really have you laughing out loud is the love/sex scene between Two of the puppets, it really has to be seen to be appreciated, it was so funny.
The Puppet masters and guy's operating the camera's along with the direction really did a great job.

The premise of the film follows along similar lines as the original children's marionette series "the Thunderbirds", a bunch of law abiding citizens being financed by a rich guy to save the world from all the baddies .... trying to do the right thing but with such a heavy hand they tend to make things worse in the short term, sound familiar? The boy's (Matt & Trey) do a splendid job of insulting all sides of the political spectrum, dishing out "irony" in spades to both the "Left" and the "Right" sides of the moral and political divide
This movie itself is totally irreverent and is meant to be nothing else but a good laugh, while parts of the story line do get a bit drawn out and there is a lot of the same thing, it's still quite funny, and at least Trey and Matt have enough sense to respect the viewing audience enough to know that they don't need to have a "moral to the story" spelt out to them....unlike so much out of Hollywood these day's.

I enjoyed it and will probably see it again, although I am glad I didn't pay full price at the cinema to watch it when it first came out.

If you are Fans of Trey Parker and Matt Stone then you will enjoy Team America: World Police.


Blogger shave said...

I wasted almost eight great british pounds of this tripe!!! Hated almost every minute of it, except for the line about asholes and cunts (you'll know the one when you see the film, I don't want to spoil the only good moment).

A truly rubbish work of film. Hollywood can blow this one out its ass!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Wess said...

Shave..You obviously knew who wrote and directed the film and no doubt you have seen South Park (and if you don't like SP then I don't know why you would of gone and seen Team America) But you paid full price to go and see it ... Which begs the question ... WHY????

6:05 PM  

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