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Film Review - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
In this "let's find someone to blame" era, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut has pointed the finger squarely at us.
The film, was made as a vendetta on the Motion Picture Association of America (
MPAA) by director Trey Parker. One of Parker's previous efforts, Orgazmo was given an NC-17 rating, thus killing it commercially. In South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Parker set out to force the
MPAA committee to watch the most offensive possible film where the
MPAA itself was the major target.
This aside, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut has a lot to say about censorship in the American cinema. It goes out and makes the rudest comments it can, then compares how America and the
MPAA reacts to fart jokes versus killings on screen. As soon as you're past this lecture, you are told the Emperor isn't wearing any clothes. Who do we blame when our kids are doing poorly? Never Mom and Dad! Let's blame Hollywood, or Canada in this case. You know if film were to blame for children's behavior, then with the release of American Pie there should be a run on bakeries. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is right on the mark. Don't blame it, just be a responsible parent and don't take your kids to it. This is a film for adults.
On the flip side, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is a very good musical. The songs in the film actually move the film along as opposed to closing it down, as in 1776.
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is superior film-making with a message. Is it rude? Yes. Is it crude? Yes. Does it really have a point? Yes! It has more to say about American society than just about any other film
Released in the last two years. I know someone will freak out when I say it, but that makes it art.