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Vive La Resistance!
By Janna C., Grade 12, Fredericton High, Fredericton, NB

South Park the Movie: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Matt Stone, Trey Parker
Paramount (1999)

If you're looking for a good time, then come on down to South Park.

With the twisted plot, offensive language, and cheap animation, "South Park The Movie" will leave you laughing and feeling ever so disgusted.

In the movie, the four lovable, comical children (Eric) Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny sneak into an R-rated Canadian film, the rest of their third grade class is quick to follow. Parents are outraged by the way the film has warped their children's fragile little minds, influencing them to swear and perform dangerous tricks that lead to the death of Kenny. All the anger leads to censorship, which leads to war against Canada, Kyle's mom being the head of the anti-Canada campaign. The boys form a group called La Resistance in a quest to save Terrence and Philip, the beloved Canadian actors from capital punishment, all of this is observed by the gay lovers Satan and Saddam Hussein who are waiting for their chance to emerge from below and use the war as their gateway for the Apocalypse.

When the dust finally settles, and the Americans and the Canadians have made peace, one important lesson is learned- that communication between parents and children is vital.

"South Park The Movie" is a zany, hilarious musical featuring catchy songs such as ‘Mountain Town', ‘Kyle's Mom's a Bitch', ‘Blame Canada (They're Not Even A Real Country Anyway!)', ‘I'm Super, Thanks For Asking' (performed by Big Gay Al), amongst many others. The film also features fun characters such as The Baldwin Brothers (who are killed in a cross-fire), Bill Gates, David Arquette, Winona Ryder.

The directors, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who do a large amount of the voices in this movie, are in a way mocking their own critics, the outraged parents and citizens that are too lazy to be good parents symbolize all the outraged critics in reality. The message that they're trying to portray is, if parents don't want their children to see such raunchy, offensive television, then be good parents and don't let them, when they do due to negligence, don't react by waging war on another country - or just the directors, they're just doing their job.

If you're not easily offended and can handle eighty minutes of vulgarity and loads of laughs, then come on down to the "quiet, little, white-bread, podunk, white-trash, redneck mountain town.".



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