Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Team America: World Police

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Team America: World Police
Directed by Trey Parker
Released October 15, 2004

In honor of the July 4th holiday this past weekend, it seemed only appropriate to include a heavily patriotic film for this week’s Monday Movie You Aught to See. While this may not be the first flick that comes to find in that category, it’s certainly a uniquely brilliant one. While so many aspects of its content may offend a good portion of the population, it’s a gut-bustingly (watch out for a lengthy vomiting scene) hilarious farce that features puppets finding terrorism, all in the name of protecting America. The soundtrack full of original songs is fantastic (“America, Fuck Yeah” and “Everyone’s Got Aids” are highlights), and it’s hard not to crack a smile even if you’re absolutely disgusted by what’s occurring on screen. Some might call it childish; others would deem it a masterpiece. I wouldn’t go quite so far as to deem it a masterpiece, but it’s definitely worth screening if you think you can stomach it. You’ll soon learn that freedom isn’t free, but these guys know how to work hard towards attaining it. The teaser trailer lists off the names of the many people who will hate this movie; check out instead the first few minutes of this surprisingly great film.

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