South Park: The Movie is a film that I think you either love or you hate. I personally love the film. A lot of people will see it and think that its just vulgar garbage. The cursing, nudity, and just all around subject matter gets people all upset and just dismiss it as garbage. Here’s the thing that people don’t understand about the movie; It’s a parody. The entire film is a parody on itself and its subject matter. That’s why they have the Terrance and Phillip movie in their movie, as a parody of the film you’re watching. When everyone is angry at the Terrance and Phillip movie it’s a representation of what they expect everyone’s reaction to be to their film. Even when the kids say they don’t want to see it because the animation is too crappy, they are making fun of themselves and they’re animation style that’s why they have the kids take a few steps after it happens. The movie gets a bad rep simply because people don’t get the joke.
I’m not a huge fan of the music in the film though I don’t think that it really brings anything important to the film. I think its just there because the creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have a strong background in musicals.
All in all I think its another classic South Park moment that you either love or hate. My question to the class would be, where do you think the parody line crosses too far?