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Team America: World Police (2004)

Director:
Trey Parker
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Animated/Comedy/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Team America
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Pam Brady
Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Screenwriters:
Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Pam Brady


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Voices by Trey Parker
Matt Stone
and others

 

Review

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. 

Copyright 3.6.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]