Team America: World Police (2004)
With South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone has made names for themselves with political satire that have been both spot-on, relevant and funny. Headed by Parker, they go for an even bigger score with the ambitious Team America. A film that at first sight knocks USA's tendency to act as (you got it) world police in international conflicts. But Parker/Stone don't stop at that - they keep satirizing everything that comes in their way, never worrying that they might be getting in over their heads.
Because that is exactly what they do. Satire should be sharp and well-pointed. Team America is pointed in every which way. Prehaps the aim was to be politically incorrect and independent, but when you're mocking everything you're just leaving behind a messy, indifferent, insignificant and arrogant document. The animation style is a breath of fresh air, and there are several moments of outrageous comedy (I really liked the "Matt Damon" line), but as a whole, Team America is a frustrating, immature and reckless film. It is all over the place. Michael Bay may have a point or two to make.