Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jason watches The Book of Mormon

Hasa Diga Eebowai!

So I took a little break from watching movies to catch some live theater. And it was awesome. Of course, when you team up South Park and Avenue Q, it's bound to be funny. Really, really funny. Like literally your-sides-hurt-from-laughing-too-hard funny. And of course it blasphemous, and takes a lot of potshots at the church of Mormon. But when you stop to think about it, it's actually taking aim at all privileged rich westerners who think they can go to a third world country, stay for a little while, and actually help them. And in the end, it actually makes a pretty interesting case for religion--that you shouldn't let the truth get in the way of a good story. And if the story can actually help people, even less of a reason for truth.

Of course, that's the same kind of thinking that leads to believing TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE is actually an insightful critique and defense of American foreign policy. In both cases, first and foremost it's really, really funny.

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