RE: South Park B/L/U: another opinion
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 08:14:17 -0400

>Granted, I was as entranced as any youth by potty jokes when I was
>and I read more than a few issues of Mad magazine, whose humor is in a
>similar vein. So it's not that I don't "get" this kind of humor. But, I
>find it hard to justify a film that contains the elements described above.
>And, while I haven't seen the movie yet, I torn by the fact that I'd
>probably enjoy it.

>- Jim

Jim, I went feeling that I would probably be offended by parts of it, but I
love SP on TV and decided to give it a try. My wife and I thought it was
the most offensive thing we've ever seen, and we howled laughing. I was not
offended in the pissed-off "I'm leaving the theater right now!" way, but
sort of "Oh my God! I can't believe they did that!" way. It was thoroughly
enjoyable, from an adult perspective, because it lampooned *everyone* and
*everything* and was so over-the-top, it was self-parody. You could really
see Stone/Parker trying their best to cheese-off the MPAA (their stated
goal in making this movie).

That said, definitely *NOT* for kids. I was appalled at the parents who'd
brought their 13-15 year olds. I would never consider showing this to my
daughter (when I buy this on tape, it goes with the other hidden no-no
"daddy" videos).

>Jeff Bone <>


>Folks, I was poking around that Xian activist movie review site JoeBar
>posted [1] and I am just dumbfounded. The movie "October Sky" is given
>a red alert, [2] i.e., considered in some way dangerous. "October Sky,"

As a child, my parents thought they were doing the right thing sending me
to a private, Christian school (Baptist). I heard the usual "Rock is evil",
etc., but they also taught that *all* movies were bad, and we were not to
go to them. None, no exceptions. Of course, as my parents were a tad more
open minded than that, I was able to see G and PG movies, but I met kids at
that school who had never seen a movie in their lives (and were proud of
the fact). One kid, Doug, confessed he had no idea what "Bambi" was. In
eighth grade. Thats a bit sad.

>How do these people cope with the real world at all if everything
>offends them?

They avoid it.