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Team America: World Police
Team America.jpg
America, fuck yeah!
Genre: Action

Comedy

Directed By: Trey Parker
Written By: Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Pam Brady
Starring: Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Kristen Miller
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: October 14, 2004
Runtime: 97 minutes
98 minutes (Unrated)
Country: United States


Team America: World Police is a 2004 comedy film, written by and starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It satirizes several subjects, including classic "Supermarionation" TV shows such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, the 1982 film Megaforce, and the George W. Bush presidency.

Plot

Team America, a military force designed to combat terrorism around the world, suffers a PR disaster when a mission to Paris results in them causing more damage than the terrorists they were trying to stop. Realizing they need a stealthier approach, team leader Spottswoode recruits an actor named Gary Johnston to infiltrate terrorist cells. Meanwhile, the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il is secretly plotting with several terrorists to start World War III, and using liberal celebrities from the Film Actor's Guild (F.A.G.) to distract the world while he sets his plan in motion.

Why it Rocks

  1. Very impressive model and puppetry work.
  2. Great soundtrack, most notably the film's theme song, "America F*ck Yeah".
  3. Good action sequences, especially considering that they're done with puppets.
  4. The "puppet sex" scene is just so over-the-top stupid it's hilarious.
  5. Despite the obviously wacky and silly nature of the film, most of the Team America members actually have well-developed backstories, and undergo character growth during the story.
  6. Makes fun of a lot of 80s action movie cliches.
  7. Skewers both George W. Bush's handling of the War on Terror (especially the invasion of Iraq) and the liberal celebrities who repeatedly criticized him in equal measure, and makes good arguments against the positions of both.
  8. Kim Jong-il is, like Saddam Hussein on South Park, a great example of how to really made fun of an insane real-life dictator and a psychopath.
  9. The "dicks, pussies and assholes" speech, which says that pussies (liberals) cannot be trusted to stand up to assholes (terrorists and dictators), and that only dicks (conservatives/libertarians) are really capable of defending the world, albeit pussies are still needed to keep them in check. Regardless of whether or not you agree with the speech's political message, the way it's delivered is still incredibly funny.
  10. The film's overall message about you ultimately need to defend yourself even if it makes you look like a jerk, albeit you need to exercise some restraint in doing so, is still a relevant one today.
  11. Despite being a puppet movie, the special effects are spectacular, due to puppetry allowing it to be done with a lower budget than usual.

Bad Qualities

  1. The film does feel a little dated in certain ways, most notably by using Kim Jong-il as the main villain; his son Kim Jong-un has since succeeded him following his death, and proved a far more reckless and unpredictable leader than his father ever was, making the film's depiction actually seem kinda mild by comparison.
  2. A few of the jokes involve political figures (such as Hans Blix) who modern audiences might not recognize, which might cause the jokes to go over their heads.

Comments


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Stephenfisher2001

10 months ago
Score 3

America...

America...
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Glitchedblood

10 months ago
Score 3

AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!

COMING TO SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING DAY, YEAH!
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Stephenfisher2001

10 months ago
Score 2

MERICA! F**K YEAH!

Free is the only way yeah.
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Inkster

7 months ago
Score 3

Terrorists, your game is through,
'Cause now you have to answer to

America, fuck yeah!
So lick my butt and suck on my balls
America, fuck yeah!
What you gonna do when we come for you now

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Declan Kearns

9 months ago
Score 3

WE'RE GONNA NEED A MONTAGE!!!

(MONTAGE)
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Nonstopmaximum

2 months ago
Score 0
Maaatt Daaamon
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BlueReacts

2 months ago
Score 0
By looking at the puppets themselves, it kinda reminds me of Thunderbirds... (exception of the 2015 Thunderbirds are Go! series.)
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Mr. Dready

2 months ago
Score 2

America. America. America Fuck Yeah!!

Comin’ again to save the motherfuckin day yeah!!

America Fuck Yeah!!

Freedom is the only way, yeah

Terrorist you’re game is through

‘Cause now you have to answer to

America Fuck Yeah!!

So lick my butt and suck on my balls

America Fuck Yeah!!

What you gonna do when we come for you now

It’s the dream that we all share

It’s the hope for tommorow

Fuck Yeah!!

McDonald’s Fuck Yeah!!

Walmart Fuck Yeah!!

The Gap Fuck Yeah!!

Baseball Fuck Yeah!!

The NFL Fuck Yeah!!

Rock & Roll Fuck Yeah!!

The Internet Fuck Yeah!!

Slavery Fuck Yeah!!

Fuck Yeah!!

Starbucks Fuck Yeah!!

Disney World Fuck Yeah!!

Porno Fuck Yeah!!

Valium Fuck Yeah!!

Rebooks Fuck Yeah!!

Fake Tits Fuck Yeah!!

Sushi Fuck Yeah!!

Taco Bell Fuck Yeah!!

Rodeos Fuck Yeah!!

Bed, Bath & Beyond Fuck Yeah!!, Fuck Yeah!!

Liberty Fuck Yeah!!

Wax Lips Fuck Yeah!!

The Alamo Fuck Yeah!!

Band-Aids Fuck Yeah!!

Las Vegas Fuck Yeah!!

Christmas Fuck Yeah!!

Immigrants Fuck Yeah!!

Popeye Fuck Yeah!!

Democrats Fuck Yeah!!

Republicans (Republicans)

Fuck Yeah!!, Fuck Yeah!!

Sportsmanship

Books.
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score 0
(does the signal)
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JuooIsHere33

2 months ago
Score 0
Better than Thunderbirds The Movie
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

one month ago
Score 0
I need to watch this

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