Sick of preachy, Bush-bashing movies like “Fahrenheit, 9/11” or “The Manchurian Candidate”?
Help is on the way.
The creators of “South Park” have a new movie, “Team America: World Police,” that reportedly is going to provide relief. A piece on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal reports one summary on the internet describes the movie this way:
“Marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism and put tired celebrities out of their misery.” Who, asks Opinion Journal, could oppose that?
But here’s some more from the preview:
“Then came the trailer: ’We live in a time of unparalleled danger,’ drones the narrator over a shot of Earth. ’Weapons of mass destruction are being offered to terrorists all over the world. Global chaos is about to consume every country on earth, and there is only one hope for humanity.’ Earth self-destructs into a long roster of names beginning with Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, rounded out by both presidential nominees and Kim Jong Il, then followed by, ’All are going to be really, really mad when they see “Team America: World Police.”’ Anyone who’s seen the ’South Park episode that mocks Meathead-turned-activist Rob Reiner knows these guys are serious.
“Oh well, give me a movie featuring a Michael Moore puppet grasping a hot dog in each hand with mustard stains pocking his shirt, and I’m there faster than you can wail ’Palme d’Or.’ As a ’South Park’ fan from season one, I was sucked in by the trailer, laughed until I was in pain, and will be there on opening day. [South Park creators] Messrs. Parker and Stone rushed to get the movie done for an Oct. 15 release date, and the clip shown at a recent comics convention featured the Kim Jong Il puppet casting Hans Blix into a shark tank. Imagine–a movie that shows the bad guys as bad and U.N. weapons inspectors as feckless. Who could miss this?”