"When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something."
-- Homer Simpson

Matt Damon!

Kamelot and I just saw Team America: World Police, and the boys from South Park have scored another work of genius. This movie manages to effectively satirize both the war-mongering right as well as the bleeding-heart left, while slapping down Bruckheimer-helmed Affleck outings, and ending with a climactic speech about the relationship between dicks, pussies, and assholes. And of course, there’s the graphic puppet sex.

I know there will be a lot of people who will be incredibly offended by this movie, just as many were offended by the last big-screen offering from Trey Parker and Matt Stone. However, just as Saddam waving a big cock at Satan was topical in its day, there is nothing that should be more immediate in our minds than well-intentioned (mostly) yet naive American actions to impose their “moral fibre” on an unwilling world (and the longer-term effects of those actions).

But before you start thinking that Team America is a serious examination of American hegemonic ambitions, I’ll mention that I spent the entire not-quite-two-hours laughing my ass off. Parker and Stone know how to deliver a crude joke and take it those twelve steps too far.

Plus, did I mention the graphic puppet sex? :-)

One Response to “Matt Damon!”

  1. I want a Kim Jong-Il bobblehead.

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