Tuesday, December 21, 2010
179. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)
Remember what the MPAA says; Horrific, Deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty woids! That's what this war is all about!
Here begins a streak of nineteen movies from the year 1999. Maybe it says more about me than the movies, but this is my favorite year in movie history. That being said, it will probably go down as my favorite year in general considering I graduated high school, met Angie, started college, met Skinny Jeff, and hung out a lot with Steven, Paul, Reverend, and Brian.
South Park has been consistently the smartest, most cutting edge show for more than a decade on television. It's quick turnover time allows it to make fun of events that were in the news only a couple of weeks prior. For the movie, Trey Parker and Matt Stone knew an R-rated cartoon with third-grade leading men would be controversial so they enacted an ingenious preemptive strike: They made the movie about an overreaction to children seeing an R-rated movie (Terrance & Phillip's "#$$'s of fire"). In this way, they engaged their critics during the movie instead of in press releases afterwards. Pure, unadulterated genius (even if you don't like it).