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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.
A rollicking romp-ride that parodies a number of war classics over the course of its runtime and also offers an inside look at Hollywood productions in its own amusing manner, Tropic Thunder is a fabulous blend of brilliant direction, skilful writing & charismatic performances that easily ranks amongst the finest comedies of the past decade.
The story of Tropic Thunder follows a group of actors filming a Vietnam-war memoir on site where the production has already gone over budget & is behind schedule. Things are set in motion when the rookie director, who's unable to control his actors, decides to drop them in the middle of the jungle where the cast continues its act thinking that they are still shooting a movie.…
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…
Possibly Tom Cruise's best role.
This might be the weirdest storyline I've ever heard of but either way I watched it. I really only watched this film because my dad kept telling me it was good and I should watch it.
There were a lot of parts I chuckled, that's for sure. But it wasn't a hilarious film I would say.
They try to add serious plot lines in with it, like Jack Black with his drug addiction, but it just didn't work for me. I couldn't take it seriously or laugh at it.
It was funny at points and the acting was pretty great but not a rewatch for me.
I for one am I very sarcastic and smart ass when it comes to most of my daily dialogue so naturally I am very fond of satire. Comedy's are hard to do, maybe the hardest genre to make. It's easy to throw together some pop culture filled jokes and have slapstick like humor but the great comedy's stick with you over time. This did and will do that.
This was on HBO the other night and with nothing else on tv I decided to give it a shot and I'm glad I did. The cast is outstanding all fitting very well into their roles. RDJ is insane, I didn't know it was him until the credits and then I did…
This movie is amazing.
Probably the most clever comedy of all time. For all the RDJ haters out there, remember he was nominated for an Oscar for this role.
Star-studded sensational satire is super hilarious! Hot damn this was a great funny time as it made of war films but still stands on its own as a great war film. Everyone in this movie was hilarious, most especially Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise.
When you really think about it, this film is perfect. It mocks Hollywood in general while still being its own thing. This is one of those films where I recommend going into it knowing nothing about it.
We’ve all heard of a war film and can easily guess how it’s going to go down, as well as the fact that a war film is always a tender and sentimental topic of story to tell, so when this totally unique idea - of casting an ensemble of A-List actors as fictional superstar actors who play soldiers for the fictional war film Tropic Thunder but are then forced to disguise themselves unknowingly as real American soldiers - came about, its subversion of the genre was always going to spike our curiosity. Mix in a toothless director, the heroin-producing Flaming Dragon gang and a venomously lethal studio executive, then this film definitely got our attention. What can be defined as…
An American playing an Australian playing a black dude playing an Asian. Literally one of the most brilliant, impressive, and hilarious performances I've ever seen. Absolutely worthy of its Oscar nomination
Tropic Thunder is a very funny and clever concept for a film with a script that doesn't quite have enough wit and hard-hitting jokes and one-liners to match but is entertaining throughout nonetheless.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!