“Team America”


I was pleased to read that the puppet movie “Team America: World Police” had a strong opening in the UK. It was a box-office disappointment in the US.

In a just world, everyone who saw “Fahrenheit 9/11” would also see “Team America” (and “Osama,” for that matter.)

“Team America,” by the creators of the reliably-offensive animated TV series “South Park,” ridicules– in approximately equal measure– the cliches of the action-film genre, culturally-insensitive Americans and deluded celebrity leftists. If you can’t laugh at all three, I don’t want anything to do with you.

And as one reviewer wrote of the movie’s puppets, “compared to some Hollywood stars, their faces are actually very expressive.”

(Warning: It’s raunchy and violent as hell, so don’t take the kids.)