It’s been 6 years since we were introduced to Team America: World Police; it was a savage political satire from the creators of “South Park,” that covered terrorism and proved that Pearl Harbor was a really bad movie. Even though the film lives on through the immortal line of “America, fuck yeah!” it seems that good ol’ Blighty plans to beat the Yanks at their own game with Jackboots on Whitehall. Watch the trailer below…
The film is set during an alternative version of WWII, with the Nazis seizing London and the British retreating to Hadrian’s Wall to form a resistance. Jackboots on Whitehall is directed by Edward and Rory McHenry and is the first film to use animatronic puppets. Take that Team America! One would say that this could be a companion piece to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, with its disregard for historical accuracy but despite that, it still looks hilarious.
The film has a high profile voice cast, with Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Alan Cumming and Richard Griffiths. Whitehall will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, where many of the actors will appear on the big night.
From the looks of it, this could have the wit and cutting-edge satire to be a memorable addition to the festival, or a cringe-inducing “Carry-On” style comedy.
What do you think? Will Hitler get his head blown off for the second time? Will it be Team Britain?