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The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore.
Vietnam veteran "Four Leaf" Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. Unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
Well la-di-fuckin da. What a cracker jack!!
It is disrespectful. It mocks itself and so many other films endlessly at every twist and turn.
But who cares when it is so much rip roaring fun.
We got Iron Man playing the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude.
Tom Cruise playing a bald, hot-headed, booty shaking man throwing a shit load of profanity at people.
Jack Black making fart jokes and craving for his dope.
Steve Coogan playing a character called Cockburn.
Ben Stiller trying to cry.
Is this not enough awesomeness to love a movie?
Oh Tropic Thunder, you ma ma ma ma made me go fucking ha ha ha that I had rain from my eyes from laughing.
I'll let Les Grossman sum it up: If you don't like this movie, you can take a big step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE.
Kirk Lazarus: I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!
After watching a dark movie like Apocalypse Now, it was really awesome to watch Tropic Thunder.
I was laughing till the end. And ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Fuck Yeah. Forget Tony Stark, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. Remember him for Kirk Lazarus. He is just fucking awesome and I can even say Legendary.
This movie is like a Spoof within a Spoof within a Spoof.
Kirk Lazarus: Man, I don't drop character 'till I done the DVD commentary.
I am just going to quote Kirk Fucking Lazarus in the review.
Kirk Lazarus: Everybody knows you never go full retard.
Tugg Speedman: What do you…
"I'm a lead farmer, motherf**ka!" - Kirk Lazarus
My two favourite comedy performances by non-comedy actors bookend this film. It starts with a bleach-blond Robert Downey Jr. in a hysterical fake trailer for gay monk erotica Satan's Alley and ends with a fat Tom Cruise with glasses, sweat patches and bling dancing to Ludacris' Get Back over the credits.
Can you see why I completely adore this film?
See, for me Tropic Thunder is everything that I don't like about modern day big budget comedies. The idea behind it is a very good one, everyone in it is perfectly fine, it's very well made, and technically and artistically very competent indeed.
But I didn't find it even slightly funny. In fact, the only funny part of it were the fake trailers at the start, all of which are very funny and all of which are a PERFECT skewering of so many different facets of Hollywood filmmaking and films. The Fatties Fart 2 especially was brilliantly done. And then the film starts properly and I don't think my mouth moved off…
When a film opens with some of the best spoof movie trailers in existence, you know it's going to be good. Then Tom Cruise turns up as a movie producer who rivals Malcolm Tucker in the creative swearing department. Actually, that'd be a great spin-off movie:
"One's a foul-mouthed American movie producer. The other's an equally foul-mouthed Scottish political adviser. Together, they fight crime."
I am a goddamn genius.
I'm a dude, playin' a dude, disguised as another dude!
When Tropic Thunder's Hollywood satire works, it is on point. Beginning with a series of hilarious fake trailers, it goes on to skewer highbrow and lowbrow actors, clueless directors and desperate agents.
It is much more interested in satire that Stiller's previous directorial effort. Zoolander took the stupidity of male models and the fashion industry as a given and used that is a jumping-off point for absurdism. But while Zoolander's success comes from its silliness, the broader humour in Tropic Thunder really doesn't work alongside the inside baseball stuff. Jack Black's character is one-joke and it's not a good joke while Tom Cruise's is not as funny as Stiller clearly thought he was. The same can be said for Danny McBride and Nick Nolte. This is a shame because so much of Tropic Thunder, especially the bits focusing on the (disgustingly racist) method acting of Robert Downey Junior's character and Stiller's character's attempt to salvage his career are comedy goldmines.
Many thought this was a hit. I found it a miss.
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. - IMDB
It's probably the third time that I've seen Tropic Thunder and with each watch, it gets a little more boring each time. Now, I'm sure that's the case most films, but there are some more than others.
There was the one scene that will always get me and that's when Bill Stiller's character makes a decision, then reverses it as quick as he makes it due to something that makes him run. That scene kills me.
Even though I got a little bored there are still some amusing scenes. There's really no need to go back to this until a few more years has passed.
"Are you on set?"
"I AM the set."
This is brilliantly absurd Hollywood satire. Each character is an archetype pitched so high that they become unbelievable, unlike the slightly exaggerated actor characters in the similar "Galaxy Quest" and "Three Amigos", and so the shock is greater when they confront the seeming ultra-reality of the Flaming Dragon drug gang. That reality fades into absurdity very quickly, but the danger our actors are in remains.
With the exception of Tom Cruise as the midde-aged-white-guy-dancing-to-hip-hop, the cast is fantastic. Robert Downey Jr. was able to keep a subtle layer between the Australian actor he was playing, and the black character that that actor was playing, and Matthew McConaughey was perfect as the agent…
La vi en el cine con mi primer "novio". Qué inocentes éramos. Vaya mierda de peli.
" I'm dude playing a dude pretending to be another dude" that's just some of the genius dialogue this movie has to offer. this movie makes fun of Hollywood so much and its hilarious. I love it when movies are all "Meta" like 21 Jump street and 22 jump street. to sum it up, the movie is about a bunch of actors filming a war movie then they get caught up in a drug war. you've got the big cheesy action movie star (Stiller) the method actor who wins all the awards (Downey jr) the actor who does those comedy movies with a bunch of toilet humor (black) and finally Tom Cruise...in a fat suit...screaming obscene things at people.
8 trailers and then a piece of shit for a movie.
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A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
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