Truly a technical achievement. And a lousy, crawling-towards-death script. The ‘look these are puppets’ laughs are dead after the first 5 minutes and the horse gets deader and more beaten as the film trudges along. This review sums up my take:
To satirize something, it really does help to know that something inside- out. But “Team America” is neither inspired by nor operating from any kind of insight. Rather it seems based on a cultivated, self-satisfied ignorance, a reflexive mockery that comforts itself by seeing everything as one big joke. It neither talks truth to power nor pierces the pretensions of people who think they do.
And that stinks because Parker/Stone have done some really fantastic satire in the past. But this is just dead on arrival.
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