‘South Park’ takes on the livestream wars in the latest Half-Baked movie

While the pandemic may not be over, everyone has had enough of it including South Parkwhich in the wake of its last part after COVID The event (the first installments in a $900 million deal to produce extended spin-offs for Paramount+) turned his attention to two different twin crises facing the nation: climate change and the ubiquity of streaming platforms. Well, maybe the second of these cases isn’t really an emergency, but it’s a fun topic nonetheless South Park: The Streaming Warsa high-volume chapter from the long-running Trey Parker and Matt Stone animated franchise that turns out to be funnier when he’s dumber, and weaker when he leans on crazy satire.

With no N95 masks in sight, Parker and Stone’s latest release (available now) opens in South Park riven by lack of water created by ManBearPig, the demon hybrid species mutant from Hell first introduced in Season 22 courtesy of Al Gore. With ManBearPig wreaking havoc on nearby mountain streams, South Park faces a severe drought. Not helping this situation is the reckless use of H20 by newly empowered weed growers in the area, led by Randy Marsh, now derisively called “Karen” by everyone who meets him with a blow in his demanding and constantly demanded behavior. Randy wastes tons of water on his Tegridy farms and is also at war with his neighbors across the street from Credigree Weed, a black-owned rival group started by Steve, Randy’s former partner and father of Stan’s friend Marsh Tolkien.

Steve and Randy’s feud has been exacerbated by water scarcity in South Park, ever since the water commissioner from the Colorado Department of Water Services — looking like a shady government official in a gray suit — started Chinatown– He arrives soon to investigate the problem of the area, and proposes a wonderful scheme to the weed growers: to sell the excess water from their supply to the customers, thus creating “flow services”. The catch is that they have to prove that their water supply actually reaches the Denver reservoir on a daily basis, thus forcing Steve to hire Stan and Tolkien to build toy boats that can float downriver to the reservoir. By doing so, Stan and Tolkien became de facto content providers for streaming services, keeping them alive through their original craftsmanship. It wasn’t long ago that children worked on all the streaming services popping up in the vicinity – including those owned by Randy and most importantly Mr. Kosler, a wealthy land baron aiming to build a streaming service as big as “Amazon River….”

This is not the least that can be subtle, and it often happens South ParkHis style of work is an unexpected metaphor adorned with a lot of absurdity. It’s only a matter of time before the Batters are tasked with eating boxes of lollipops so that Stan, Tolkien and their crew have enough sticks to build their boats, and they talk about how the streaming services don’t care about quality. of their products because their main goal is to be swallowed up by the big industry players, and the employees who make those ill-fated deals do not care about losing their jobs because they will take similar services in competing services. This show blast is all about it South Park: The Streaming Wars It really has to say about our current entertainment arena model – a disappointing turn of events that is typical of the show’s habit of targeting a culturally relevant target, only to shoot some weak and predictable shots in its general direction.

South Park: The Streaming Wars Too many streaming services are believed to be full of material of dubious value, yet they can’t even take the extra step of mocking themselves as an exclusive movie premiering on a conglomerate’s prestige service. Without such self-referencing, actions end up feeling half-baked, and thus only amusing when you plunge into a frenzy outside of left field. That comes courtesy of Pi Pi, a raw Italian-American businessman who speaks like the more typical Super Mario cousin (ends every word like a cartoon!) and who desperately needs supplies for his Splashdown water park, since it’s made up of 50% agua . The remaining 50%, he explains, is urine, and the glee with which he pronounces this fact is as amusing as the role of this bodily fluid in the concluding revelation of the story about the conspiracy running in the city.

The remaining 50%, he explains, is urine, and the glee with which he pronounces this fact is as amusing as the role of this bodily fluid in the concluding revelation of the story about the conspiracy running in the city.

Speaking of stupidity, South Park: The Streaming Wars He has an additional plot thread that includes, of course, Cartman, who is still angry at his mother for leaving her job (at his request) and forcing her to move into an abandoned hot dog stand. Cartman expresses his displeasure with an early song most notably the way he pronounces “cool” in an exaggerated manner (like “kewl”) in order to bring it into harmony with other words. When he sees Cussler building a mansion across the street—filled with a full-size movie theater—Cartman devises his own plan to escape his squalid conditions: get his mother’s breasts so she can woo the billionaire. It’s no surprise that Ms. Cartman isn’t exactly a plaything for that crap, but that doesn’t dissuade her son, who convinces his friends to let him join the content stream process to raise funds for his mother’s surgery.

A late development opens the door for South Park: The Streaming Wars To address the issue of medical procedures for young transgender children. However, as with their primary focus on the streaming service, Parker and Stone are pulling the punches, content just to dispense with a bunch of weed-free pop-ups that are devoid of real point of view, not to mention the vitriol that would last. By nature, Paramount + South Park The films are supposed to be more advanced than the weekly chapters. However, based on this new effort, it looks like they’re in fact glorified by the two-part episodes of the show, neither as sharp nor as bold as their half-hour counterparts – a case that might prove South Park: The Streaming Wars‘Point, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of memorable humor.