South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)

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9.0 Overall Score
Story: 9/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 7/10

Clever script that helped elevate the show to the next level

Looks a little dated next to the current show's look

Movie Info

Movie Name: South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

Studio: Comedy Central/Braniff Productions

Genre(s): Comedy/Musical/Animated

Release Date(s): June 30, 1999

MPAA Rating: R

 

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Be prepared for our world to be rocked!

The new Terrence and Philip movie has come out and the kids are anxious to see it…unfortunately it is rated R.  When all the kids in town manage to sneak in and see the movie, the language of the film begins popping up in South Park’s schools.  With parents up in arms about the movie, the next logical step…blame Canada.  Could the attack led by South Park backfire, and is there something more behind all the hate that is developing on Earth?

The South Park movie was widely panned when it was announced.  The show was in a bit of a sophomore slump, and the idea of a big screen adaptation of a new show seemed a bit rushed.  To critics and everyone’s surprise, it was really good.  The movie pushed the limits of what was acceptable (in a good way) and really was a good mock-up of Disney style animated musicals.

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You will love this movie or I’ll go all Manga on your ass!

The art of South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut was (with a few minor exceptions), the art from the show so it wasn’t like the creators decided to change everything or try to make it live action.  The TV show now has advanced past the movie in style and it is kind of interesting to go back and look at the movie which now looks a little dated in comparison.

The music of South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is quite good.  As mentioned, it is kind of mocking big Disney animated movies at the time which all had grandiose musical numbers.  In fact, South Park’s song “Blame Canada” was nominated for Best Song but lost to Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan (which is a double travesty because Aimee Mann’s song “Save Me” from Magnolia also was much better).

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If Satan and Saddam Hussein can come together to support this picture, why can’t you?

South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut was incredibly un-P.C. which like the show, helped really propel it as a movie.  Not only is it vulgar, but it really just pushes the limits with every joke.  It feels a little jam packed, but it keeps moving and has held up over the years.  It would maybe be nice to see another big movie when the show ends, but this might be sufficient.

Related Links:

South Park–Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

http://basementrejects.com/review/south-park-season-1/

South Park–Season 11 Review and Complete Episode Guide:

http://basementrejects.com/review/south-park-season-11/

South Park–Season 13 Review and Complete Episode Guide:

http://basementrejects.com/review/south-park-season-13/

South Park–Season 14 Review and Complete Episode Guide:

http://basementrejects.com/review/south-park-season-14/

South Park–Season 15 Review and Complete Episode Guide:

http://basementrejects.com/review/south-park-season-15/

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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