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I thought it was going to be stupid as heck at first but after seeing a few preview shows I might actually go check it out. I'm sure there will be some huge political meaning behind it but they are always funny so I can't see how this would turn out bad.
Last edited by mpt_yellowRX8; 10-13-2004 at 10:34 AM.
At first, I also thought the commercials were a joke, like for Geico.
It looks to be about North Korea with some of the usual Al Quaida flavor thrown in. I'm also curious to see how crowded the movie theater is locally and its box office sales. Could they be a representation of the Kerry ticket in one form or the other, or will no one take it that seriously?
Sean Penn, once a pugilistic lout but now a serious thespian with serious concerns, is using his words, not his fists, to fight, reports MSN.com.
His latest targets: South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone, whose marionette-packed, politically tinged comedy Team America: World Police hits theaters Friday.
The New York Post reports the funnymen were ''howling with laughter'' over a missive they purportedly received from Penn, who was apparently unhappy over comments they made to Rolling Stone.
''If you don't know what you're talking about, there's no shame in not voting,'' Stone told the magazine.
That slacker attitude didn't sit well with Penn.
''I never mind being of service, in satire and silliness,'' Penn is quoted as saying in the letter (he's reportedly mocked in the movie). 'I do mind when anybody who doesn't have a child, doesn't have a child at war, or isn't or won't be in harm's way themselves, is encouraging that there's `no shame in not voting if you don't know what you're talking about.' ''
Continues Penn, ``It's all well to joke about me or whomever you choose. Not so well to encourage irresponsibility that will ultimately lead to the disembowelment, mutilation, exploitation, and death of innocent people throughout the world.''
I'll definitely see it. I think Parker and Stone have moments of brilliance.
Sean Penn has his heart in the right place - his mouth just doesn't always follow suit. I agree with Ellar in that I hope his intention was for them to be more involved, and really not a subconscious reaction to being poked fun at.
I just saw it. Some parts are hilarious. Thankfully, it's a short move since the puppets (very satirical in their sheer absurdity) tend to get old after awhile.
They poke fun at just about everybody and anybody. True to their South Park creators there's no politiacal correctness here.
i've always been a huge fan of the marionette after-school kids shows like Captain Scarlet, or Sting Ray, and (seriously the best of all) the Thunderbirds. the political satire is fish in a barrel, really, it's the kind of visual humour i thikn you can really only appreciate if you're a true fan of those shows. i think the best example of this is when in the previews that've been running before movies for hte last few weeks the two romantic leads have their big cliche kiss in front of the big cliche sunset, and the puppeteers misdirect them so horrendously (on purpose, obviously) that it was almost chin-to-eyeball instead of mouth-to-mouth (with a slight bounce as they clicked together)... just classic.