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Beating Around The Bush: The Dubya Era In Films
The Quietus , August 13th, 2009 08:42

As GI Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra - the last of the Bush-era films hit our screens - The Quietus celebrates this odd cinematic era. By David Moats and Josh Saco


Team America: World Police

It sounds ridiculous to say but South Park, in the later seasons at least, has become the moral compass of a generation - taking always interesting and often non-partisan stances on topical issues - using foul mouthed kids to sarcastically comment on the state of America. Team America isn't exactly their most sophisticated argument but it is an extremely funny film which ends up being more memorable for attacking liberal Hollywood Stars (Maaatt Daaaamon!) than for attacking American "big stick" foreign policy - admittedly a straw man easily dismissed by incompetent puppets and country music theme songs.