Team America: World Police (Trey Parker) 2004
Production Budget: $32 million
Worldwide Gross: $51 million
Team America is a parody of big budget action films (namely Michael Bay movies) and all the controversy of the current Iraq War. The idea came from Parker and Stone reading the script for Armageddon and thinking of doing a puppet version of it since the writing didn’t need adding because it was already silly enough. Due to a fight over film rights, they just decided to make a new story. The film received generally good reviews and attracted its share of controversy as the South Park boys can do.
Personally, I think the movie is f*cking hilarious. Yeah, the movie makes shots at a lot of targets which are bound to offend everyone. That is until you just realize Parker and Stone do not have any particular agenda and are not trying to force any issues down your throat. The are equal opportunity haters and I am sure they would rip on themselves if they thought it would get a laugh. So get over it.
The parts I like the most are obviously the jokes on Michael Bay movies and the songs are the best part of it. Songs like America, F*ck Yeah, Freedom Isn’t Free, Montage, Only A Woman, and Pearl Harbor Sucked, I Miss You are simply genius. There are plenty of great lines and fresh jokes and it doesn’t overstay its welcome. I found this funnier than the South Park movie. So yeah, if you liked South Park I think you will love this movie. I recommend it.
Its nice to have a good bomb after this current string of crap bombs.