Stan Marsh Finds a “Bigger, Longer & Uncut” Clitoris in the “South Park” Movie
by Nicholas Robinson
When four boys in South Park Stan Marsh (Trey Parker), Kyle (Matt Stone) and his stepbrother Ike (Jesse Howell/Anthony Cross-Thomas) Broflovski, Eric Cartman (Trey Parker), and Kenny McCormick (Matt Stone) sees an R-rated movie featuring Canadians “Terrance & Phillip: Asses of Fire”, they are pronounced “corrupted”, and Kyle’s mom Sheila (Mary Kay Bergman) with the rest of the parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada for World War 3! It’s all up to Stan, Kyle and Cartman to save Terrence (Matt Stone) and Phillip (Trey Parker) before Satan (Trey Parker) and his lover Saddam Hussein (Matt Stone) from Hell rules the world and it’ll be the end of the whole world. – IMDB.com
You guys must be wondering how I am JUST seeing this movie. Well, it came out long before I started watching the show and I just never got around to it. For years, I have been ripped on for loving South Park (the show) but not having seen this movie. So, I rented the DVD, popped it in and I just couldn’t stop laughing. The story was hilariously stupid, the acting was ok, the comedy was non-stop laughter and the musical numbers were just plain wonderful.
If you take out the South Park factor from this story however (like the animation, Satan being Saddam’s bitch in hell, the ending and other things that just make it the parody of movies that it is) you actually get a good story of all these events causing a chain reaction leading to Satan taking over the world and four unwitting main characters that have to stop it from happening. But with the aforementioned South Park factors, the story just becomes a big joke, which from the critic’s perspective is a bad thing, but I just loved it.
The acting in this movie is exactly what it needs to be, i.e. Trey Parker and Matt Stone putting on ridiculous voices along with other people. The plus about this though, is that these voices complement the comedy and musical numbers so well that I almost overlook it. At first I didn’t think it would work in an 80 minute movie but even though I loved the movie, I still have to be somewhat objective. So, the acting was plain OK. There was no real depth or things like that given to the characters but when watching South Park, who wants that?
As I said above, I just could not stop laughing during this movie. Every single joke in this movie was so spot on that if the comedy was a painting there would be no smudges, only perfectly made dots which collaborate to form a picture. There were swear jokes, racist jokes, religious jokes, referential jokes, historical jokes, fart jokes, jokes about Canadians and just every joke subject possible and they were all hilarious. One of the most memorable I think however, was when they presented the chip that shocked Cartman every time he said a swear word. It just made me laugh every time.
The musical numbers in this movie were fantastic. They had the elements of all great musical numbers, good music, good lyrics (even funny lyrics can be good), theatricality, great video behind the music and some good singing. The songs did not only fit the movie, make fun of musicals, make you laugh your ass off, but also stay in your head. Two musical numbers that have stayed in my head are “Blame Canada” and “It’s Easy MMMkay”.
Overall, I think this is one of the best, funniest musicals I have seen.
IMDB says 78%
RT says 81%
I say 9/10