||Team America: World Police
I wasn’t overly impressed with this movie. It ended up being what I
call meta-funny. That is, if you take a step back and look at the idea
it is hilarious, but the thing you are actually watching isn’t that
funny at all. This happens at virtually every level with this movie,
but the best example is this: The movie is supposed to be shot like a
typical Hollywood summer blockbuster. That means the dialog, the way
the shots are edited together, everything
that it is going
to be shot with puppets. The idea being that most Hollywood
blockbusters are pure drivel with hilarious dialog. In fact, in the
bonus material on the DVD Matt and Trey mention that their first idea
was to just remake a Jerry Bruckheimer film with puppets. Anyway, I
found these ideas to be funny, but sadly the movie just wasn’t.
It did have it’s moments. I really liked the Rent takeoff
featuring a song called “Everyone has aids”. Sample lyrics: “Everyone
has AIDS! / My grandma and my dog ’ol blue (AIDS AIDS AIDS) / The pope
has got it and so do you (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS)”. I really like
the “Montage” song (“And when every shot you show a little improvement
/ Just Show it or it will take to long / that’s called a montage
(montage)”). Oh and the main title theme was pretty good satire.
So I guess all I really liked was the music. The movie, sadly just
wasn’t that funny. It’ll make you laugh a few times, but I wouldn’t go
out of your way to see it.