Okay, I know this is a movie site. But I’m sure that if you’re here, you probably watch t.v too. Most people do nowadays. Ever watch “South Park?” I do. “South Park” is one of my favorite shows. Many people find it to be a vulgar and disgusting show. The movie, “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Un-Cut” was viewed in the same way. It was rude, crude and disgusting. But if you really look at the show, there is more to it than just gross-out jokes and vulgarity. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the writers and creators of the show, have a very special ability to hide very critical social commentary in their show and all of their movies (which include, if you did not know: “Orgazmo,” “Cannibal: The Musical,”the aforementioned South Park film, “Baseketball,” and “Team America: World Police.” ) Their work is full of it, and that is the reason I will always be a fan of their work.
Why do I bring this all up, you ask? Well, in an interview by the Los Angeles Times, Trey Parker discusses his plans for the future of South Park. Fans have been wanting to see a sequel for quite some time, and Parker and Stone had an idea for another movie to give to all the fans. They were saving this idea for quite some time. But last season on the show, the two were running out of ideas. They were in a bit of a creative slump. So they had to use their idea for the next South Park movie. And their movie idea ended up being the South Park three part mini-series called “Imagination land.” If you have not seen the show, let me give you a brief recap. The boys meet a rather odd, eclectic man who says he wants to take them to a magical place, it was rather creepy. They board a magic balloon and fly off to “Imagination Land.” It is a place where everything man has ever imagined lives. There is a wall there that separates the good imaginary characters, from the evil ones. Long story short, terrorists attack imagination land, prompting the government to release a statement saying that terrorists have taken over our imaginations (there is that social commentary, think about it!) Well, the terrorists break down the wall and the evil imaginary characters invade the good side and quickly begin to brutally murder the good characters. Only Butters, and his imagination, can save imagination land! This was actually a fantastic series of episodes. The guys had a chance to feature a ton of different imaginary characters that all sorts of people would recognize. Some good characters included Luke Skywalker, Jesus, and Santa Claus. Some of the bad included Predators, Aliens, The Joker, and Jason Vorhees. It was great. Would have made a great movie. If you have not seen these episodes, please check them out. They were fantastic.
But the interview was not just about the movie that almost was. Parker said that his plan for the end of South Park, whenever that is, is to end on the big screen. That’s right folks, there will be another South Park movie! Unfortunately, it will most likely be the last we will see of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. Personally, I’m conflicted here. I don’t want the show to ever end, but I want another movie pretty badly. I guess if it’s time to go, that is a really good way to do it. What do you guys think? Should the show end with a movie?