Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure, & Drama
Where I Got It: Netflix
Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability, learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. To infiltrate the terrorist network, Team America recruits Gary Johnston, a rising star on Broadway to go undercover. Although initially reluctant to sacrifice his promising career, Gary realizes that his acting gift is needed for a higher cause. With the help of Team America leader Spotswoode and fellow members Chris, Sarah, Lisa and Joe, Gary slips into an arms dealer's hideout where he discovers that the terrorists' plot has already begun to unfold. From the pyramids of Cairo to the Panama Canal and finally to the palace of power-mad dictator Kim Jong-Il, Team America criss-crosses the globe on a desperate mission to preserve the very fabric of civilization.
I had watched this a LONG time ago. Prolly a year or two after it came out. Well, one of Boyfriend co-worker's suggested he watch this...and thus we did. I felt bad and let him pick this movie, but I'd seen it and I was MEH about it before.
Again, its okay.
FUNNY as hell, but not something I can watch a million times.
The funniest part of the this film is that is spares no feelings (Like the show 'South Park') and spares no one. The main target of this film is America and the late North Korean leader. WHICH, I shall add, did not bitch about this film when it came out. >_> Sure he was "offended", but he didn't care enough to freak out like his baby son when a film was made about him. Sighs.
ANYWAYS, I digress.
Even though it is funny as hell, it embarrasses and angers me once in a while BECAUSE It is SO true about many of the Americans in this country. Its so sad. People are idiots and there is nothing I can do about it.
The most iconic moment of the movie is the song, "AMERICA...F*&^ YEAH!" CLASSIC! I love it. Every time it came on I danced and sang along. Yes, its making fun of the Americans I hate, but damn, I love it. Below is a little music video with this lovely song of awesomeness!
The puppets were creepy....super creepy. Why did they have to use puppets? Symbolism, perhaps? We are all puppets? BUT WHY MAKE THEM BLINK???????? UGH. Creepy. I think I would have liked this film better if it was a cartoon instead; like the 'South Park' cartoon style. Just my opinion.
My biggest annoyance with this film is some of the scenes. They were so cheesy and not really needed. It took away from the film I believe.
In the end, DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN under the age of 14 watch this film. It's R for a reason. Lots of swearing, raunchy jokes, and so forth. There were some scenes that bogged down the movie and I hated the puppets, but overall, it was just a funny movie to watch when you are bored or need to laugh about the idiots of the world. Out of five stars, I stamp this with 3 stars.
Favorite Character(s): MATT DAMON! HAHAHAHA!
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Sarah
Re-watch?: No....unless it was on someone's TV already and I came over and had no choice.