October 16, 2004

America. Yeah!

THIS PAST EVENING, our good friend Scott Rubush joined us here in Manchester for a viewing of "Team America: World Police." We can assure readers that this film is crude, naughty, and very disrepectful of established authority and opinion. We can also assure readers that both we and Mr Rubush laughed our asses off.

We suppose our favorite thing about "Team America" was watching Kim Jong-il get mercilessly mocked throughout the entire picture. This was not only funny, it was practically a public service, given that not enough people in the United States are familiar with the DPRK's "Dear Leader." We also liked the mockery directed at various entertainers, as it was brutal and unrelenting.

We do wonder how "Team America" will go over outside of the United States. We would have to think it would not do very well in Europe, primarily because the Eiffel Tower is accidentally destroyed and the Europeans might not like the anti-Arab-terrorist aspect of things. However, we were glad to see the film was made without considering all that. That's why it's funny. Plus, the low-brow aspects of the film's humor will ensure everyone gets the joke. So we would encourage all readers to go and see "Team America" -- it will brighten your day considerably.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 16, 2004 11:18 AM | TrackBack

You might happy to hear it is opening in the UK in November. We are gathering a gang of the usual suspects to go.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at October 19, 2004 04:16 PM

I think the healthy dose of mockery of American bravado and self-righteousness would go over just fine in Europe. THe joke is that Team America is destroying the Eiffer Tower, shooting innocent people, detroying the Sphinx, etc. just as a reaction to a relatively small but horrible terroritst attack.

I love the "It would be 9/11 times 100" Gasp, you mean "91,000?"

I laughed my a-s off too, man, it was hilarious. I dug the Star Wars joke and the Pearl Harbor Really Sucked song the best.

Posted by: simon from jersey at October 20, 2004 05:24 PM

The best part, though, was the scene with Hans Blix. HA!

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 20, 2004 06:56 PM