I'll come straight out and tell you how much I love politics. I love to debate, discuss, review, and blabber on and on. So usually anything that is remotely political in movies, I'll check it out. Now keep in mind I'm a strong conservative, so most of the time, I'll leave the movie theater a little bit more than just heated. But that was the joy of Team America: World Police
. The movie took shots at everyone. Right-wing, Left-wing, Neutral. No one was safe from its crude and witty humor. Thought up by the same minds that brought you South Park
, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are no strangers to stirring the pot the wrong the way to irk some people.
But just like as in the South Park
movie, some of the best stuff had to come from the musical score. Consisting of some of the funniest shi
t ever thought of, the Team America: World Police
soundtrack is a riot. It's also rather ingenious and unique, since Trey and Matt do all of the vocal work, which makes it even funnier. Now, just being funny guys will get you so far, but Trey and Matt can actually sing, which is the best part about all of this. It doesn't sound like two morons trying to wail out high notes only to crack and stutter. I mean, they can match their voices, like on "Freedom Isn't Free
", and on that song they even bellow out their voices to sound like some soft, country ballad. But the best is easily the vocal work that Trey does on "I'm So Ronery
", where he does his Kim Jong Il voice and totally stereotypes the Asian voice. The gang verses/choruses that they do on tracks like "Everyone Has A.I.D.S
" and the rip-roaring "America, F*ck Yea!
" make them complete sing-a-longs, so bring your 5 year old brother and teach him some cool new words! Fuc
Now, as for the songs themselves, I feel I must address the actual type each of them are. They're all completely unique and special in their own way. While a track like, lets say, "America, F*ck Yea
" is a straight-up hard rockin' tune, another like "Only a Woman
" will totally contradict it with its soft-rock, ballad like tunes. And only a few people seem to know that the song "Montage
" was ripped off a South Park
episode (The one where Stan plans to ski race some douche. Funny.), and is like techno-rock. "Derka Derk (Terrorist Theme)
" and "North Korean Melody
" sound like something you'd hear at some circus or carnival, with the last song using Asian "Ping-pong-pang!" type talking as a matter of instruments, complete with an orchestra behind them. "The Team America March
" is exactly what you might think of: A patriotic trip through banging drums and floaty strings. Some of the instrumental songs, like "F.*.G.
" and "Putting A Jihad On You
" start off completely differently than how they end. "F.*.G.
" at first sounds like cheesy Porno music before it quickly turns into a rockin' beat, and then again changes into a string orchestra. "Putting A Jihad On You
" actually kicks off with some music that might be heard on like a Bond movie, before it too moves onto wonderful string, brass, and percussion section that sounds like it could've been on the movie Top Gun
. The musicianship here is top notch, and it's a good time all around.
Right now, it's about to get dirty. Please, if you're under the age of 13...keep on looking to learn some sweet new phrases.
But what, oh what would a Trey Parker and Matt Stone soundtrack be like without some of the funniest lyrics this side of the bloody Milky Way galaxy? Well, it would suck, quite frankly, because the lyrics are the best part of this soundtrack. And who would've thought, cause after the first song, "Everyone Has A.I.D.S
", where Trey and Matt chant out the song title over and over, with a break where they say "Come on everybody, we got quilting to do!
". Oh boy. So politically incorrect. I love it. And who could dismiss such classic sayings such as "Only a woman...should be doin that right now!....I just want to be a woman!
" on "Only A Woman
". And it doesn't stop there, "Freedom Isn't Free
" blurts out, "What would you do if someone told you to fight for freedom? Would you answer the call, or run away like a little pussy?
". I laughed at that multiple times. Taking pot shots at the movie Pearl Harbor
, "The End of an Act
" contains a song centered off of saying how much that movie sucked in comparison to how much he misses his girl. Lines such as "I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting school, he was horrible in that film. I need you like Cuba Gooding needed a bigger part, He's way better than Ben Affleck
" will forever ring in my head. But now...now I must tell you the greatest song out of all of these. "America, F*ck Yea
" should be a song everyone is familiar with now. I mean, honestly, what guy on the face of the Earth has not sung along to it? And at the end, where they start chanting out things like "N.F.L. ...F*ck yea! Rock N Roll...F*ck yea! The internet...F*ck yea! Slavery...F*ck yea!
", you can't help but laugh. I mean, they list everything from porno to Taco Bell. It's great.
I gotta be blunt here. The songs where they actually sing are far more enjoyable than the instrumental ones. Sure, the musicianship here is top notch, but I want to laugh. And I don't laugh when I hear a wonderful orchestra playing. I laugh when I hear constant "F*ck yea
's" being chanted by Matt and Trey. And while the instrumental songs are relaxing and calm, and like I stated before, extremely well done, I find myself listening to about the first 7 songs, then repeating them all over again. That's sadly the case here.
Overall, this soundtrack is downright hilarious. If you like humor, you'll like this. And not only that, you'll like the movie, which is even funnier I must admit. So what should you get from this? Songs with singing/lyrics = You will laugh hard. Songs that are just instrumental = Cool, but not as cool as Matt and Trey being politically incorrect.