"Team America: World Police" (2004) ist ein Marionetten-Action-Streifen von Trey Parker und Matt Stone (u.a. "South Park")...
Eine fünfköpfige US-Sondereinheit schwärmt aus, um die Welt vor dem Terror zu bewahren: Um den Handel mit Massenvernichtungswaffen kontrollieren zu können, soll sich ein Hollywood-Star als Undercover-Agent unter Schmuggler mischen... Es folgt eine Parodie auf alles, was in einem Anti-Terror-Krieg untergebracht werden kann, von "Austin Powers" über "Matrix" bis "James Bond". Und alles an Marionetten-Fäden...
"Team America" startete am 15. Oktober 2004 in den US-Kinos... Am 30. Dezember 2004 dann auch in den deutschen Kinos...
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Die NZ kürte das Mariotten-Theater zum "Film der Woche"...
Heute startet "Team America" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei MilkandCookies gibt es die "Uncut Sex Scene" für Windows Media Player - ohne Ton... ;-)
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Trey Parker und Matt Stone...
Bei CS! gibt es eine exklusive Video-Featurette über die Kostüme der Marionetten (Quicktime)...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Trey Parker und Matt Stone (Quicktime)...
Bei AICN gibt es einen Schwung Kritiken...
Puppet love lives in Paramount's "Team America: World Police," though the film's creators have had to trim back the movie's puppet sex. According to Paramount Motion Picture Group vice chairman Rob Friedman, filmmakers Matt Stone and Trey Parker received an R rating Tuesday for their political satire that features a cast of marionettes. The rating comes after a drawn-out battle with the MPAA's ratings board over a scene that depicts simulated sex between puppets. The board initially gave the film, which centers on an international police force fighting global terrorism, an NC-17 rating. But because of contractual obligations that require the filmmakers to deliver an R-rated product to Paramount, the production team submitted the scene with various alterations to the board 10 times before it agreed to an R rating.
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] Overall, TEAM AMERICA’s got a few duds during its running time, but what comedy doesn’t? There are so many jokes here that it’s sort of a law-of-averages thing, and these guys hit at a higher percentage than most. The jokes that do work connect on any number of levels, and I am a sucker for any comedy that dares me to be smart. I think fans of SOUTH PARK are going to be madly in love with this, but I also think there’s a wider audience possible for it. [...]
In Focus sprach mit Trey Parker und Matt Stone...
[...] Are there any good guys in Team America?
TREY: Yeah, they’re all good guys. That’s sort of the misconception. This isn’t about "them" the government and "them" the terrorists. It’s about "us," the people who have to sit here and say, "F*** - everyone kind of hates us right now. How do I feel about that?"
Really, all the Team America members are people you’re supposed to like; they’re kind of mess-ups and they get it wrong sometimes, but gosh-darn it, they’re tryin’. [...]
Bei Latino Review gibt es coole Clips mit Kim Jong Il !!!
Ein neuer "Team America: World Police" Trailer ist online !!! Derweil bietet
die Offizielle Website diverses Material, u.a. ein cooles Easter-Egg-Special zu Kim Jong Il...
Bei Latino Review gibt es neue Poster...
Bei MSN Video gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Trey Parker und Matt Stone...
Despite reports to the contrary, Paramount Pictures' Team America: World Police will not be getting a NC-17 rating from the MPAA, says Variety.
The trade says that the film's directors, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (who created South Park), are contractually obligated to deliver a cut that gets an R rating from the ratings board. The duo's past history, though, suggests the ratings board will have its work cut out for it.
"Team America," opening October 15, is in a similar situation as the duo's South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut was in. The MPAA had its hands full with that movie, and negotiations went back and forth on an array of issues.
"Team America" cost roughly $20 million to make.
Bei CS! gibt es einen Set-Bericht...
Bei CS! gibt es das Teaser-Poster und Bilder der Hauptcharaktere...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Reaktion von Matt & Trey auf die Reaktion des Weissen Hauses... ;-)
Der "Team America: World Police" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über das "Team America"-Panel auf der San Diego Comic-Con... SPOILER !!!
[...] They showed the trailer which started out with a list of celebrity names flying out at the audience. It was like, "George Clooney, Janeane Garafalo, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, George W. Bush, John Kerry and Kim Jong II... Will all hate this movie!"
Moriarty did a great write-up from the set of TEAM AMERICA (the bastard!) and described the marionettes very well... There is no attempt to hide the strings and the heads are fully articulated, but not in a wooden puppet way. More like a Chucky way, with full control of the eyes and mouth movements. The trailer is cut like ARMAGEDDON and those kinds of movies. Matter of fact, when Trey and Matt came out and chatted with the audience they said that their goal was to make it a Bruckheimer musical puppet movie.
They showed two clips from the film, the first being my favorite. It's the opening of the movie that Moriarty described in his set report... Set in Paris, the folks of the city go about their daily lives. This stuff is detailed and very fucking impressive. There are times when upwards of 10 or 12 marionettes are on screen... in the foreground and background, going about regular lives. This one little boy, eating a melting chocolate popsicle bumps into the stereotypical terrorist... Older with a white beard, dressed in tan colored robes with a turban on his head and a metal blinking briefcase. The little boy stares up at him, mouth open. The terrorist's eyes close to slits and the boy goes running back to his mother.
She looks at the terrorist group and all of a sudden a big red, white and blue helicopter flies onto the scene. The briefcase terrorist's eyes widen as TEAM AMERICA shouts an ultimatum to the group. They don't listen, of course and the AKs are whipped out. TEAM AMERICA repels down and the people on the street scatter in a panicked mob. Keep in mind all this is done with puppets on strings and is literally cut to Bruckheimer-like action.
Random puppets get shot down by stray bullets before TEAM AMERICA takes control. One of the terrorists is confronted by a female member of the team who pulls out a shotgun and shouts "Hey, terrorist! Terrorize this!" and blows him back through a window. She does the "action girl" hair flip after blowing the dude away. Another member of Team America fires a rocket-launcher at the briefcase terrorist and misses, hitting one of the legs of the Eiffel Tower, collapsing it to the ground. Whoops.
It all culminates with one terrorist running out of ammo... The American he's facing down throws down his own weapon and they prepare for a fight... The camera spins around these two as they strut their stuff and strike their poses. Of course the terrorist falls back on the Miagi crane kick pose... the music rises, the cuts happen quicker and then they charge each other. It is some of the funniest shit I've seen all year. The two puppets, after all that build up, just slam into each other and hop around... arms flapping wildly and getting caught in the strings... It's like when you used to make your toys fight as a kid and just ram them together... except with strings! And hopping around! But as long as a fight sequence of this sort is supposed to be. This goes on for almost a minute until the Team America guy finally gets one hand to hit the terrorist in the face, knocking him down.
The other scene they showed was of the villain of the piece... real life dictator Kim Jong II. This voice is very much a combination of Cartman and the "Goddamn Mongolians! Tear down my shitty wall!" guy from South Park. Stereotypical Ls pronounced as R's... He's being visited by a UN Inspector who is demanding full cooperation in his inspections. Jong utters the Cartman phrase, "You're busting my balls! You're busting my balls!" and ends up getting fed up with the guy. After a quick lever pull, the dude falls through a hole in the floor and gets his ass ripped apart by giant catfish (real fish). [...]
Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es erste Bilder !!!
Bei AICN gibt es einen lesenswerten Set-Bericht...
DVD & Video
Team America - World Police
FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren
Sprachen: Deutsch & Englisch (Dolby Digital 5.1)
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 2. Juni 2005
DVD Features: Team America : Eine Einführung; Erschaffung der Welt, Produktion der Puppen; Ziehen an den Fäden, Die Action, Miniaturen und Pyrotechnik; Kim Jong II, Garderobentest, Puppentest; Entfernte/Erweiterte Szenen und Outtakes, Szenen und Outtakes; Animierte Storyboards, 2 Kinotrailer
Team America - World Police [UK IMPORT]
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 23. Mai 2005
Marc Shaiman (u.a. "Cat in the Hat", "Down with Love", "South Park") sorgt für die musikalische Untermalung...
Music from the Motion Picture
Team America - World Police
Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2004
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