Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
(Read Kirk's lines fast, but fluently)
Kirk Lazarus: "Everybody knows you never go full retard."
Tugg Speedman: "What do you mean?"
Kirk Lazarus: "Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, "I Am Sam." Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed…"
That my friends, is how you make fucking dialogue and deliver…
Tizedjére is adja.
Guns... But they were props...
I didn't enjoy it when I watched for the first time. But when I watched for second time, man I really really liked it. It's so damn hilarious. There are some cool lines in this movie. I love Robert Downey Jr.'s performance. I love this film.
"You need to tell the world what happened here"
-"What happened here?"
"I don't know, but you need to tell them"
Tropic Thunder fik ret meget kritik da den kom ud, hvor anmeldere skiftevis slog den i sænk. Og bevares, den er også mærkelig.. men efter min mening mærkelig på den helt rigtige måde.
Jokene er sjove, scenariet er genialt og skuespillet sider lige i skabet. Specielt Robert Downey Jr., som også fik en Oscar-nominering for denne rolle, spiller så godt at han næsten bliver uigenkendelig.
En perle fra Ben Stiller!
"I'm the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude!"
Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder remains one of the best satires in recent memories. Part Mel Brooks zaniness, with the more obscene side of Stiller's R rated efforts, the film mixes insanity with the Hollywood system. The film gets shots in at rappers becoming actors, endless sequels in action franchises that are more of the same, and even the Eddie Murphy films where he plays multiple characters.
The entire ensemble is great across the board, with Stiller and Downey, Jr. taking the lead spots. Downey, Jr.'s role as Kirk Lazarus is so fantastic, bringing blackface to a whole new level of fun. It's great to see him in a full blown…
All-star cast produces some great moments. The plot is unorthodox but a bit overwrought. Ben Stiller is lame as usual but Robert Downey Jr. delivers an award-winning performance.
I've noticed that most of the reactions I've gotten from people regarding this film were at one extreme or the other: they either love it or hate it. I'm surprised at some of the negative feedback I've read for this movie, seeing as I found it to easily be one of the funniest movies ever. Every time I watch this film, I enjoy it more and more as I find something new to laugh at. I guess some people have a problem with the fact that the movie isn't what most people are expecting. For those going to the film for a general spoof on war films, you're barking up the wrong tree. While this movie does that to an…
One of the best movies of the summer of 2008. Mason from Boyhood was right!
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