Team America: World Police
Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability, learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. To infiltrate the terrorist network, Team America recruits Gary Johnston, a rising star on Broadway to go undercover. Although initially reluctant to sacrifice his promising career, Gary realizes that his acting gift is needed for a higher cause. With the help of Team America (Chris, Sarah, Lisa, Joe and Spottswoode, Gary slips into an arms dealer’s hideout where he discovers that the terrorists’ plot has already begun to unfold.
There was not much good to say about this one. The filming technique was top notch. I can’t even imagine the time it took to create all of the Marionette’s used. However, that is the best thing I can say about Team America. It is definitely rated R for RAW! It is the most irreverent film I have seen in a long time. I lost track of counting profanity early in the film partly because the songs have more 4 letter words than the dialog. Violence seems to be a must as puppets get riddled with bullets and gush with blood. I had thought I would at least be sparred from nudity considering that the cast members are all Marionettes. Well, I was wrong. There is a love scene between 2 of the team members that would have gotten an X-Rating (Oops sorry they call it NC-17 now) if the actors had been human. Unfortunately, the film is probably going to be a cult classic among its intended audience of 18-25 year olds (actually, I’m sure many kids younger than 18 will end up seeing this one too.) This film is definitely NOT Dove Approved.