Friday, October 15, 2004
Team America: World Police was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a very long time. As much of the mainstream media has concluded in its reviews of the film, including a very positive assessment from the New York Times' movie critic A.O. Scott, it is exactly the sort of film that this country needs right now, one that makes fun of the sorry state of affairs the world is in. Again, side-splitting funny. Unbelievable. And, lest you not know, with puppets ... yup, puppets, strings and all. (The film's protagonist, above, is the diminutive North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il, whose mission in the film is to sell weapons of mass destruction all around the world to Arab terrorists [of course] and set them off simultaneously as he entertains a delegation of Hollywood actors.) Brilliant, I say.