South Park: A parent's worst nightmare. And if the TV show wasn't enough, the movie is here to displease, and it lives up to its title: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. The movie outdoes the TV show in every way, from swearing to potty humor. It is bigger in scale, longer three fold, and definitely more uncut than the television shows. By a very long shot.
The first major laughs come when the audience is introduced to Terrance and Philip (who also appear in the TV show) and they have a nice song filled with swear words. Basically, if you can't stand swearing, then you should definitely not see this movie. South Park has an incredible amount of swearing to it, but that is the point of the movie. Only from the South Park kids can swearing be so funny.
The parents set out to censor Terrance and Philip, just like parents in real life are opposing South Park. It is funny how predictably the parents reacted to this film, and the creators were expecting it. South Park makes fun of parents trying to censor bad films, the MPAA, and everything else you can think of. It also does a very good job in making fun of people - Jews, blacks, and, of course, Canadians. I hate to say it but one of the funniest parts is when the US Army introduces Operation Human Shield, the black unit. It is incredibly racist but sadly funny, and created a lot of comical "Ooh's" from the audience.
Not all is good in South Park, though. The movie is interlaced with a series of musicals, which start off extremely funny and then overrun their worth halfway through. Song after song comes, and, by the last one, they are as unfunny as they are stupid. A couple would have been alright, but something like ten? Come on, that's overdoing it.
Second, there is a lot of sexual humor in the movie. A little is okay but South Park takes it a little over the top, more so than Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me and There's Something About Mary. Without all the crude sex jokes and the revealing off Saddam Hussein's fake penises (which are real pictures of ones), South Park might not have been as objectionable, but Parker and Stone obviously became a little too obsessed with pushing an R rating to the limit.
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is a hilarious movie, as long as you can handle the incessant swearing and the sick sexual innuendoes. Still, it is basically a bigger, longer, and uncut version of the TV show with textured cardboard and some computer graphics. It tries to push the same jokes that are usually packed into an episode or two into an hour and a half movie, which becomes repetitive and redundant by the end. Nevertheless, South Park is worth seeing. I don't care if you let your kids to it or not, but parents, whatever you do, do not go see this movie. It is one thing if your kids see the movie; it is another thing if you see it as well and know what they saw. What you don't know can't hurt you.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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