1996 film directed by Trey Parker
I am a rather new fan of South Park, but I figured that I've seen and loved enough episodes to watch this movie, and may I say, I absolutely adored it. For those of you who have never heard about South Park, it is about four boys (Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny) who live in a small Colorado town called...well, South Park. The show chronicles their very politically incorrect adventures and it's one of the best, most clever shows to ever be on television. Their new season is coming in a couple days, and I would highly encourage those who are curious to check it out. But hey, this isn't a review of the show, this is a review of the movie.
This film starts on an ordinary Sunday morning in South Park. Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Kyle's adopted little brother Ike, and some homeless guy go to see the Terrance and Phillip movie, called Asses of Fire. The boys share the new language that they learned from the movie and it really pisses off the parents of the town, especially Sheila Broflovsky (Kyle's mom), who starts MAC (Mothers Against Canada) and pushes for banning of the movie and swearing in general. The Canadians promptly bomb the Baldwins and the US takes it as an act of war, declaring war with Canada and declaring the execution of Terrance and Phillip. After Kenny dies again (if you watch the show, you will understand), he gets sent to hell and finds out that if Terrance and Phillip die, Satan and Saddam Hussein will rise from hell and rule the world. So its up to Kyle, Cartman, Stan, and the rest of the kids to save Terrance and Phillip and stop the war.
If you had trouble following that, I wouldn't be surprised, because this is one crazy movie. The film starts out rather basic, and then all hell breaks loose (no pun intended). This was an absolutely mind-blowing movie and it embodied everything that was great and clever about the show and made it on a larger scale and with more uncensored swearing. Yup, there's a lot of really bad language in this movie, in fact, it broke the Guinness Record for most swearing in an animated movie. If bad language offends you, then avoid this movie like the plague. However, if you like offensive and very lowbrow humour, then you'll probably like this.
Canada is the butt of the film's jokes, due to the premise of the movie being a war with Canada, and it may piss off some Canadians, but not me. For those of you who have seen my aboot section (haha get it, Canadian, aboot) know that I am in fact Canadian. I can assure you that my mouth does not come detached from my head when I speak and I don't have beady black eyes. I don't mean to offend anybody, but I found it hilarious that the film says that Canada is responsible for all the dirty humour in television and film but it's actually American comedy shows that have the most dirty humour. The jokes are incredibly rude, but incredibly funny and very well-thought out, and they'll either offend you or leave you in stitches. My bet is on both.
The songs in the movie are awesome, and I hope to download them all, my favourite being "La Resistance Lives On" and of course, "Shut your F*cking face uncle f*cker". The animation admittedly is not that spectacular, but I don't care because the movie is funny as hell. Plus, I actually like the animation because it separates South Park from other animated shows. The voice acting is also really good too, but the most important part of the movie is the jokes, and they do not disappoint. If you haven't seen any episodes of South Park, then I will warn you that this does not serve well as an introduction to the series, as without background knowledge this will be a very confusing movie. I would encourage you to watch at least one season before watching this movie. However, chances are, if you like the show, you'll like the movie and if you hate the show, why bother?
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1996 film directed by Trey Parker
A movie directed by Trey Parker