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Delta Farce

Blue-collar comedians mine the War on Terror for jingoistic laughs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 17, 2007
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Dropping quietly into theaters like a sneak attack on brain cells and good taste, C.B. Harding’s rickety vehicle for Blue Collar Comedy is among the first films to mine the endless War on Terror for laughs. The late Robert Altman set a high bar for wartime satire with M*A*S*H; this anemic production doesn’t even attempt a low hurdle. Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and DJ Qualls play Army Reservists who, accidentally jettisoned from a transport plane on their way to Iraq, land outside a small Mexican village. All deserts (and foreigners) must look alike, since the three mistake the local lugareños for “Turds and Shit-ites.” Soon, the “weekend warriors” are attempting to liberate the oppressed township from Danny “Machete” Trejo as karaoke-loving warlord Carlos Santana. (Ho-ho!) With its pervasive homophobic “humor” leading the charge, this grossly unfunny assault is an utter bomb.

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