Friday, June 11, 2010

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

After the immediate success of the animated series, Trey Parker and Matt Stone released this full-length feature in 1999. On top of being a hilarious and scathingly satiric film, it is also a great musical. It even garnered an Academy Award for Best Song. Another remarkable thing about the series is not only how Parker and Stone have kept the show funny, but also how they have actually improved it over the years. The film, although hysterical, was released at the height of its popularity when it geared towards an audience that appreciated its bawdy langauage over intelligent humor. Since then, the material has improved although the movie remains a classic.