Movie Review – South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Directed by Trey Parker

Starring the voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Issac Hayes, Brent Spiner, Dave Foley, George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle, and Mike Judge.

A lot of people were fearful when it was first announced that they were doing a feature film version of South Park. I, personally, think that the crudely animated cartoon is one of the best shows on TV. I was greatly looking forward to a movie version. I started getting wary when I started reading about how the creators wanted to use the movie to take the show to “the next level.” So, I went to see the film, curious to know what “the next level” was.

Our story opens with our intrepid gang of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny going off to see the Terrance and Philip movie Asses of Fire. As the gang leaves the film, their parents are horrified to discover that their kids have picked up the high degree of foul language that abounds in that movie. After the school’s failed attempts to rehabilitate the kids, Kyle’s mom decides that true threat to their kids is Canada, the country of origin of Terrance and Phillip. So, she forms the group Mothers Against Canadians, and the group promptly gets enough pull to get Terrance and Phillip arrested, thus leading to war between the United States and Canada. One problem: the United States and Canada going to war is one of the signs of the Apokalypis. So, Satan and his abusive boyfriend Saddam Hussien prepare to take over the world. Can the kids stop the war and free Terrance and Phillip? Can Kenny (who died and went to Hell) give Satan the self-confidence to dump Hussien? See the film!

This is, without a doubt, the funniest movie of the summer! I was laughing so hard I was crying. What it makes it really cool is that the humor does have a point, with a strong message of anti-censorship and parents taking responsibility for their children. And, in the best Disney tradition, this film is a musical! I’ve been singing What Would Brian Boitano Do? for the last 24 hours, and sad but true, the song Unca Fucka is quite a catchy tune. Kenny dies in a most gruesome way, and the entire midsection turns into a spoof of Les Miz. This movie is a must-see at all costs. And remember, always seek out the clitoris. (You’ll get that joke after you see the film).

4 Nibs