Team America: World Police (2004) Spoiler review and lessons learned

Team America: World Police holds up!  Just as funny as ever and it’s a great send-up of Bruckheimer movies, actors, dictators and Hollywood pretentiousness.

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Lessons Learned from Team America: World Police

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Sky: Every good team needs an acting expert!

  • “Without an expert they were like pigs to the slaughter.” – Spottiswood

Dusty: Be aware of what is behind your target.

  • Funny stuff blowing up parts of Paris when your intent was to save Paris, but c’mon!  Pay attention, people.

There’s no way to see through this disguise.

Dusty: No country should police the world.

  • Only step in when you’re invited.  Like giving another man’s wife a foot massage.

We love the portrayal of Kim Jong Il.

Sky: Difficult times separate the men from the boys.

  • Gary just couldn’t hack it.  But it wouldn’t be a great third act if he didn’t switch gears and jump back into action (with a dong in his mouth).

Matt Stone and Trey Parker on set with Sky’s prop.

Dusty: Don’t ever join a guild that has a horrible name that people can make fun of you. F.A.G.

  • Yeah, think about what they’ll call you first.

Dusty’s opinion: the best Matt Damon movie ever.

Sky: Don’t ever be a irritating, stupid, lowlife Matt Daemon.

  • JK, all!

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 80%
  • The Critics: 77%

Grades:

  • B+ from Sky
  • A- from Dusty

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