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Team America : F**k yeah!

I certainly wasn’t planning on catching “Team America: World Police” anytime in the near future; glad an impromptu invitation last Saturday fixed that!

The opening scene had me already muttering angrily about the typical stereotype Arab-terrorist character as perceived by a typical American… but it then proceeded to expose the short-sighted arrogance of a typical American too! Imagine the members of Team America expecting the French to be grateful for their intervention at countering a terrorist plot yet remaining oblivious to the sacrilege they had committed by blowing up the Arche de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre! (I wonder how many Americans actually UNDERSTOOD that part of the scene?!) Anyways, so that scene reminded me of who the makers of the movie were: none other than the creators of South Park! So who was I to expect anything less than irreverent sharp witty satire? Especially from a movie that claims to "... put the "F" back in freedom"

With that in mind, I sat back and made ready to enjoy the rest of the show.

I bet if any news of this movie has made its way to Malaysia, it’s mostly related to outrage at the negative depiction of Middle East terrorists. Hmmph! Take a number! After all, the Middle East “country” in this movie is some “Durka-durkastan” while THE bad-guy (who happens to be a very “rone-ry” guy) is real-life North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il: if anyone deserves the most outrage, it is him! (a reviewer describes his character in this movie as an adorable mix of Dr Evil and Elmer Fudd - you get the idea!) Alex Baldwin, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Liv Tyler and a whole slew of actors are another group of people also waiting in line to express their outrage, I’m sure!!

I bet, however, the real reason this movie would NEVER make it to Malaysia is the gratuitous sex scenes! Yes, sex scenes in a marionette/puppet movie!! Ooooohlala, what I saw in the theatre was HOT! I dunno if even PORN "cums" close! And I hear that they actually had to CUT sex scenes just to get its “R” rating! That’s it! I’m getting the “uncut / uncensored” DVD once it "cums" out! Teehee!

But then again… Watching Gary puke, and puke, and puke, and puke and puke and puuuuuuuuuuuuke and pass out in a lake of vomit was just stomach-churning! And I never knew how graphic one could be with these puppets! The all-too-realistic depiction of (LETHAL) injuries is amazing!

See IMDB's entry on this movie here and Yahoo's review of it here.

Do check it out (aiyah – it being banned wont stop ya! everyone has their fave source of VCD/DVDs maaah! If nothing else: download it off the net lah!), and tell me what you thought of it, okay? But hang on – this movie doesn’t take itself seriously, so neither should you. If you are able to suspend your pride; if you are able to just kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride: then Team America: World Police is for you!

Oh, and in case you wondering about my choice of Blog titles for this entry: awww I'm just lifting the lyrics off the theme song! teehee!


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