I really enjoyed it. But I also really enjoy South Park. I can’t even count the number of times the F word was used, which didn’t bother me. I was wondering how the middle aged woman next to me would take it, but she was in hysterics the whole time.
The songs were good. I mean they were really catchy and well written. I would buy the soundtrack. And I don’t listen to that many musical soundtracks. I love seeing them, but rarely listen to the music out of the theater.
My favorite scene was the Mormon Hell dream, which obviously included Satan playing a guitar, and all the famous bad guys of the world including Johnnie Cochran, along with a host of dancing skeletons and demons.
The opening number is also very entertaining. The lady next to me was screaching with laughter, as all the mormans rang doorbells and sang their salutations.
The main characters are loveable, if a bit, well, Mormon. But they have a classic ah-ha teaching moment like The kids usually have on South Park. Arnold is a huge nerd, and brings plot lines from all the famous sci-fi and fantasy fandoms into his teaching.
I definitely recommend seeing the Book of Mormon to anyone who does not mind swearing, rude cultural references or jokes about taboo subjects.