Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review : South Park

South Park : Bigger, Longer and Uncut - When the four boys from South Park see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

Hello All

Okay, so South Park is now bigger, longer and uncut. In all sense of the word a movie which is an extended and without doubt an expanded episode of South Park but has all the basic stuff that the TV Show entails in terms delivering humour, a story and humour with a story. All of the main characters are in it. Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they would be. They all have something to do in this film, none of them stand out from eachother which is what makes them all such good characters.

So the story goes that the Four boys in South Park go to see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians "Terrance & Phillip' in  "Asses of Fire", then there parents find out they went, and they are pronounced "corrupted", and Kyle's mom Sheila with the rest of the parents pressure the United States to wage a war against Canada events get out of hand and everything escales to such an extent of possibilities of World War 3! It's then all up to Stan, Kyle and Cartman to save Terrence and Phillip before Satan and his lover Saddam Hussein rise up from Hell and rule the world and it'll be the end of everything for everyone.

As far as story goes it starts off quite suttle and innocent with four boys going to see a film, but everything after that just takes off and everything just blows up in your face and what you get is everything getting exaggerated and over the top, but that's the joy of South Park. If you can't understand that then you miss the point of it entirely. In it's intirity sure this film isn't perfect but then what film is? It's true that this film has gone beyond the boundaries of which most South Park episodes would go, but there's something about this being a film and the fact that the writers have more time, there is more diversities to go the extra mile and actually go more crazy.

The control of the craziness is all contemperate as well, it's all very self contained within the film. For example the scene with Sadam Hussein and Satan as they come up from hell and Sadam thinks he's world ruler. In the normal realms of comedy there's a lot you can't get away with, but there is a special exception in the case of they way it's presented in South Park, because South Park basically gives the audience a heads up saying 'Don't watch us, we are going to offend you'. It protects itself very well and contains the craziness in its own right. Weither it's acceptable is down to a matter of opinion, baring in mind it is intentionally over exaggerated.

And into that you have all the songs, which are great to sing a long to, there very practical songs and very well written and funny. All of the music in this is iconic to South Park and stands out really well from what it is interperating to be. It's again linking into the story as if it is a part of the story. The problem is of course knowing how to contain yourself whilst watching and obviously the film is not going to work with everyone and please everyone so I don't think the film knows the finest line of going mental and people laughing with it. 7/10. 

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