Saturday, November 13, 2004

Team America: World Police 

I finally got to see Team America last night, and I can say it was the funniest movie I've seen this year. It was as crude as can be expected, but it was also on point with how Americans think. I've heard some liberals who have complained about how Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, etc., are portrayed in this movie (they are pro-terrorist allies of Kim Jong Il),but come on, it's supposed to be over the top. Yes, Moore and company look terrible, but the rest of the movie makes fun of the "America First" crowd or hardcore hawks. You don't hear complaints from them, b/c they might not even know they are being made fun of. The creators stereotyping Americans, the most. In a scene showing the Pyramids in Egypt, the screen says "Cairo, Middle East. 5,900 miles West of America" or, "Panama Canal, Latin America. 2,000 miles South of the real America".

The opening scene is great: 4 terrorists are spotted in Paris, so "Team America" arrives to take t hem out. After a brief battle where the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de'Triomphe are destroyed, leaving Parisians upset, "Team America" responds: "Don't worry, the terrorists are dead, we saved you!" Brilliant. The movie probably could have been a few minutes shorter, but it didn't really drag too much. I recommend seeing "Team America: World Police" for the laughs, but prepare to be offended.


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