Sunday, October 17, 2004

film Team America: World Police

I normally wouldn't see such low-browe fare such as this, but unexpectedly, one of my friends who was visiting from out-of-town wanted to see it. He loved it and can't wait to buy it on DVD. I laughed as, well, but part of me felt awkward supporting this mindless drivel.

Modelled after The Thunderbirds, Team America: World Police has a plot involving Kim Jong Ill, the North Korean dictator (and hug film fan) and the unwitting prominent Hollywood liberal actors, like Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn and Matt Damon. Apparently, Penn is upset that his name and likeness were used.

Everybody gets satirized in this mariontette spectacle, which is actually visually enjoyable but almost totally swims in toilet humour. Witness unbelievably funny scene with one of the heroes spewing chunks after emerging from a bar. It had the audience in stitches.

Appropriated rated R, kids everywhere will be dying for their clueless parents to buy this once it comes out on DVD (just in time for Christmas, maybe) but it's not aimed at adolescents.

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