I saw it with my girlfriend Saturday. Not being much into politics she believed that the worst drubbing was delivered to Susan Sarandon, who gets told something along the lines she's bitter because she's getting old and isn't attractive anymore.
Originally posted by Barbwire MikeI saw it with my girlfriend Saturday. Not being much into politics she believed that the worst drubbing was delivered to Susan Sarandon, who gets told something along the lines she's bitter because she's getting old and isn't attractive anymore.
It won't be mistaken for high class humor, but man was that movie hilarious. The vomit scene probably made me laugh harder than I have in quite some time at the movies. I'd also agree with an earlier post that Matt Damon gets it pretty rough here, but if you stick around through the end of the credits you hear another song that isn't in the movie that slams Alec Baldwin pretty badly, too.
I got into giggling fits during every Matt Damon bit.
At least he doesn't get a song dedicated to him like Ben does.
And what action movies HAS Helen Hunt done?
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Originally posted by CANADIAN BULLDOGI caught it last night, and I am STILL laughing this morning. It is honestly one of the funniest films I have ever seen, ranking just behind the original Naked Gun for me.
What's more impressive is the actual soundtrack (I MUST get this CD. Every last song was laugh out loud, piss yourself, funny.
There aren't too many movies I'll consider going to the theater to see numerous times over, but this is certainly one of them.
The good news is there will be a soundtrack, the bad news is it will not be available until November 2nd according to Amazon.
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Missed in all the political satire, I think, is the way they satirized the entire film industry, after a fashion. The entire movie was rife with cliche. Perhaps not there to make any larger point, but it made me laugh nonetheless.
Does anyone happen to know what happened to Team America's soundtrack appearing on iTunes? It was supposed to happen Tuesday.. and it didn't. Did anyone hear any reason why? I don't want to have to wait until Nov. 2 to get my America(Fuck Yeah) :(
Finally got around to seeing it. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in a long time (especially the bashing of Pearl Harbor and Ben Affleck). I loved Kim Jong-Il, which is mostly since I have a soft spot for the other time that voice was used.
"Damn Mongorians! Tear down my shitty wall!"
Oh yeah, and I don't know how many people I must have annoyed by constantly saying "MATT DAMON!!!"
Kane: Come on! We've had midgets and fire and midgets and Trish as the slutty bridesmaid and midgets. What's not to like? Lita: I guess it still beats anything on "The Bachelor"
Originally posted by avonhuni dont know what he actually said, but it sounded like shitty to me.
It's called a "greatly exaggerated accent."
“Back in 2000 a Republican friend warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true!" -- James Carville
I just got my hands on the soundtrack ... greatest soundtrack ever. America, fuck yeah (bummer remix) should win a Grammy.
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Originally posted by Roger Ebert If I were asked to extract a political position from the movie, I'd be baffled. It is neither for nor against the war on terrorism, just dedicated to ridiculing those who wage it and those who oppose it. The White House gets a free pass, since the movie seems to think Team America makes its own policies without political direction.
I wasn't offended by the movie's content so much as by its nihilism. At a time when the world is in crisis and the country faces an important election, the response of Parker, Stone and company is to sneer at both sides -- indeed, at anyone who takes the current world situation seriously. They may be right that some of us are puppets, but they're wrong that all of us are fools, and dead wrong that it doesn't matter.
He's sneaking politics into the movie review because the movie is about politics. You could say it's also a satire of Hollywood cliches, but I think it's mainly about politics and what's going on today.
I kind of agree with him on some of his points. The whole "rebel" personas that Trey and Matt are putting on now are getting old. They believe in nothing [/Lebowski]! Yeah, we get it, already. And everybody in Hollywood and the world should shut up. Except for them, because they're Hollywood "outsiders".
I'm sure if he (Ebert) found it to be funny, none of it would matter, though.
The whole "rebel" personas that Trey and Matt are putting on now are getting old. They believe in nothing [/Lebowski]! Yeah, we get it, already. And everybody in Hollywood and the world should shut up. Except for them, because they're Hollywood "outsiders".
I feel you. Being iconoclastic doesn't automatically equal genius. Meanwhile, they're almost as nauseatingly self-righteous as some of their targets.
If I had a gun to my head and was forced to choose (and assuming that suicide is NOT an option), I'd take Stephen A. ten times out of ten over Van Pelt. He's not so bad with Tirico there, but Van Pelt by himself is god-awful.