South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Reviews
"Warning: This Movie Will Warp Your Fragile Little Minds."
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is exactly what you'd expect if you've seen any episode of South Park ever, or perhaps one of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's other feature films like Baseketball or Team America. This movie takes the formula for the show and ups the vulgarity, adding even more singing, sexual innuendo, and racist jokes. So, yeah, it's awesome; unless for some reason you don't like vulgar, obscene, quote on quote "trash" like this movie. If you do, there is no reason for not watching this as soon as possible. It is exactly what it wants to be and works perfectly under those parameters.
When four friends(Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny) from a quiet, little mountain town see a new movie that takes vulgarity to another level, their minds are corrupted. Soon the parents, led by Kyle's mother, make an organization condemning Terrence & Philip and the Canadian people in general as well. Soon, the USA goes to war with Canada and says they will execute Terrence & Philip. The boys once again are forced to save everything after their parents take things too far.
The audience for this movie is pretty much set in stone. Just about everyone has seen the television show, and for the most part, you either love it or hate it. Put me firmly in the love it category. Actually, the show is in my top 10 shows of all-time. Obviously, an inflated runtime makes the usual formula feel slightly different and everything doesn't work out as perfectly as it does at just a half an hour. Still, this is a hilarious and extremely fun and entertaining feature film of South Park.
When the four boys 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.
While I've never gotten addicted to "South Park," I have watched lots of episodes and get a real kick out of it. As it is with the movie, the kids are simply moving through an existence that has been created by their short sighted and bigoted parents. When they swear, it's so natural that it almost has a poetic rhythm. If one of them feels his feeling are hurt (especially Cartman), he retaliates with a blast of profanity. In some cases, as with the "C" word, the characters don't even know what they are dealing with. They take advice as genuine and go from there. No one gets left out when it comes to a lambasting. The parents are the real nut cases. The kids are trying to find a way to get their heroes, the Canadian comedy team, off of death row where the parents and the military have put them for misleading their youth. Who's doing the misleading?
The subplot in Hell with Satan and Saddam Hussein is amazing. Satan is a really sensitive, introspective fellow, while Saddam is the nut case maniac. This, of course, is pre 9/11. In addition to the clever animation and voices, there are some great songs. "Blame Canada" is great and "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" is so over the top, it makes me giggle. Why did they pick this person as the object of the song other than for us to ask this question. I know this movie isn't for everyone (maybe most people), but if you can stand the assault, it's about as clever as anything can be.
Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are all on a mission to save Terrance and Philip, but Kyle's mom is leading the revolution of "Mothers Against Canada" and their main goal is to terminate Terrance and Philip.
Overall, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is a well done satire that has many messages in it, mainly about political activity. If you're a South Park fan or if you want to see a hilarious movie, I recommend watching "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut." However, if you get offended by things real easily, you might not need to watch it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. I've never been a big fan of this show at all (Beavis & Butthead were sooooo much better), and this movie's nothing great, but watchable for the casual fan, although Hussein's dead now.
Good: Many classic South Park moments and all the typical raw comedy we see on the TV show carries over into the movie to make it an entertaining experience.
Bad: The creators decided that being rated-r means they didnt have to get creative. The plot was semi-good compared to what you see on TV and while it was halarious too see the guys cussing up a storm and being more rated r then ever, South Park fans of the TV show would probably forgive them more so if there was a more creative plot and the characters just adapted some cussing based on the situation - rather then an entire movie based around the reason they were using profanity now.
For me over all the show could of been more creative but it was definatly worth watching. I personally would of rather seen 2-3 TV Episodes then wasted my time on the movie but nonetheless it's a have to see for any true South Park fan.