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Team America: World Police
20th Anniversary Edition 4K                   review by Bobby Blakey

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been entertaining audiences for years with their long running hit animated series South Park. They have also delved into live action filmmaking with films like Baseketball, Orgazmo and Cannibal The Musical. In 2004 they took on the world of marionettes with their action-comedy Team America: World Police and to celebrate its 20th Anniversary they are bringing the fun flick to 4K for the first time ever.

Team America: World Police follows Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston who is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

I used to love those marionette films and series like the Thunderbirds, but never thought they would be able to do anything with them outside of what we knew. When Stone and Parker decided to bring their own brand of humor and fun, I knew there was a chance for something outrageous and fun if they did it right and they did just that with Team America. The film is over the top, insane, dirty and all around hilarious from beginning to end.

I haven’t sat down and watched this one in some time, so wondered if it would hold up as well as when I saw it in theaters back in 2004. Heading out on the adventure with Team America once again was just as fun and ridiculous as I remember. The attention to detail and absurdity of it all just works on every level. The opening sequence alone is the perfect set up to let the audience know what they are getting with the market in full swing before the action and chaos takes over into a full-on action film complete with the best martial arts puppet fight sequence ever.

The story is stupid and perfect for what they are going for and the number of celebrities they parody just adds to the genius of it all. I love the dramatic action sequences and over the top sex scene that showcases the creative nature they went into to make this thing work when it should not have in any way at all. Once again, these guys go all in with their comedy and the genre to create something that is not only fun and creative but holds up to this day as a comedy masterpiece.

In addition to the high-def version of the film that looks great, this film offers up bonus content including deleted/extended scenes, outtakes, featurettes, an unrated version of the film and so much more. Join the mission and grab your copy of Team America: World Police when it hits 4K for the first time ever from Paramount Home Entertainment.  

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