Directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Team America: World Police is a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless politically biting send-up of the CGI-laden, big-budget action movies that have taken an almost exclusive hold over mainstream box offices, particularly during the summer months. Inspired by the Thunderbirds, a popular 1960s children's series, Team America: World Police uses similarly styled, but significantly more crass, marionette puppets in lieu of computer-generated images to breath life into an elite group of adventurers known as Team America. Their mission: to travel the world, root out its terrorists, and keep evil at bay. Aside from intentionally employing all of the hallmarks of standard action-adventure blockbuster formulas, from a prototypical hero to his communist arch-rival, the film also boasts the occasional musical number. The puppets were created by Norman Tempia along with Charles and Stephen Chiodo, the brothers behind the cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Team America: World Police is not based on Team America, a 1980s series from Marvel Comics, which followed a patriotic team of racecar drivers.~Tracie Cooper
Great vulgar comedy from the creators of South Park. They do not make movies like this anymore. Hollywood is too PC now so it is refreshing to be able to go back and watch something like this. The puppet love scene was a bit much tho in my opinion. But that is probably the whole point. Over the top, political satire.
Team America is not for the sensitive. The makers aim to mock anyone and everyone and do a great job of it, just as they have for so long on South Park. The humor is crude (not for families), rude, and ill-mannered, but it's spot-on and hilarious. Highly recommended.
My gosh where to start? To many things to talk about this movie. I guess first off very clever, who knew a action movie about puppets would be hilarious? Every scene is to the max with blood, Gore, and action. Also the music is great and the whole story is great too, a little far fetch but great. If you are looking for some laughter and fun then look no further I highly recommend this movie!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
balls out funny
A great way to show your patriotism is to know when to laugh at yourself as a country. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with the rest of their team for this movie, has done a perfect job at this. slowly filling political commentary with hilarious writing and acting. funny, funny movie.