Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Team America World Police
Great piece from A.O. Scott at the NY Times on Team America. “Not that the movie is partisan, exactly. . . . Of course Mr. Parker and Mr. Stone are joking — what else is new? — but like most good jokers, they also mean exactly what they say. Clever comedians that they are, they have also rigged Team America with an ingenious anti-critic device, which I find myself unable to defuse. Much as it may pretend otherwise, the movie has an argument, but if you try to argue back, the joke’s on you.” (registration required) Propagandists of the world: take note. See—you can make movies that people who may not agree with you will still appreciate.