Team America: World Police

This movie confirms that heavy-handed satire built on a foundation of predictable humor and cursing is still not something I find entertaining. Also, that puppets are a hit-or-miss humor tactic. There were a few genuinely funny, witty moments, because Matt Stone and Trey Parker are funny, witty guys, but this movie felt shallow to me. Their other work has a depth I just didn’t see here. I was bored by it.

Also, I’m not really part of their core audience: people who aren’t old enough to see the movie in the theatre. I have a feeling that the movie did exactly what they wanted it to, but parody should, in some way, offer more than the parodied form (Jerry Bruckheimer movies). Often, Team America: World Police was just miming in irony.

The puppeteering and set work was pretty cool, though.

MPAA Review: Graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language – all involving puppets.

Ad Exec Review: Putting the “F” back in Freedom; Freedom hangs by a thread.

One reply on “Team America: World Police

  1. Yeah, I really wanted to like it. I wanted to enjoy the irreverence and raunchiness. But, it just sorta sucked.

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