Directed by Trey Parker
Written by Pam Brady, Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mary Kay Bergman, George Clooney
My Advice: Don't Miss It.
Welcome to the lovely town of South Park. Here we have four close friends, all of whom want to check out the latest foreign film from Canada, Asses of Fire. Unfortunately, this new movie by the duo of Terrance & Phillip contains more than its fair share of profanity and toilet humor, which warps the tiny minds of our heroes. When they return to school blabbering long strings of curse words, they set off a chain of events that will cause World War Three, Satan's reign on Earth, and the secret beneath Kenny's hood to be revealed. Whakka.
I knew I had to see this film when a syndicated columnist at the New York Times started her column by stating very plainly that she had not seen the film, then proceeding to trash it for two solid hunks of text. And let me tell you, she's exactly the type of person Parker & Stone were aiming at with this piece of work. It's crass, rude, unforgiving, wrong--and funny as all hell. It manages to work for its duration what many movies this year have fallen flat on their face trying to accomplish--be a black/raunchy comedy that is actually funny from start to finish. Add major points for being a musical (a send-up of Les Miz' "One Day More" is priceless) and even more points for actually having a reason for existing. It not only thumbs its nose at the Motion Picture Association of America and lazy parents who would rather blame anyone but themselves for their children's problems, it calls them all p#%(#%*@'s. And dammit, I'd have to add my voice to that string of profanity--because it's for a good cause.
Now let me warn you upfront--if you do not care for the cartoon or for long strings of obscenities (this movie has been named officially the most profane film in history, averaging about five curse words per minute), then do not bother trying out this film. If you are not discouraged by the above statement, then you will find a TV show that actually translates to the big screen and doesn't feel like a long, drawn-out episode with forty-five minutes worth of filler. For those with an open mind who aren't easily offended, it's a must see.
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