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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.
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"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…
I'm not much of a comedy guy, at least not much of a mainstream comedy guy. I don't mind a quirky indie film every once in a while but something about big budget comedies leave me with more eye rolls than belly rolls. But there is something about Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder that always leaves me in tears. Partly due to the ridiculous satire about Hollywood but mainly the over the top performances by an incredibly deep cast. On one part you get Robert Downey Jr. in blackface (that isn't racist...) Tom Cruise being the ultimate diabolical producer, and Jack Black going through heroin withdraws. It's an absolutely asinine story that draws inspiration heavily from Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket that…
I forgot how stupid funny this film is! All the actors kill it in this one!!
So underrated. How people can watch this and not laugh uncontrollably boggles my mind.
"I don't read the script. The scripts reads me."
"I don't drop character until the DVD commentary comes out."
"This motherfucker dead. This ain't no Cris Angel mind freak shit."
This is Robert Downey Jr.'s BEST performance post Iron Man. His Kirk Lazarus is much better than his Tony Stark.
It's crazy. I normally don't really like comedy films in general. I don't really like Jack Black or Ben Stiller. But this is just such a funny movie to me, one of my favorite comedies ever, and it still holds up rewatching it years later.
There is no way this film could me made today the way it was which makes me so happy it exists. The fact that this movie got Robert Downey Jr. nominated for an Oscar for doing black face in 2008 is a sign of a true gem.
This has a fun story, lots of great humor, and an excellent cast (particularly Robert Downey Jr. & Tom Cruise).
Jack Black as a Coke fiend is amazing. Even better is Robert Downey, Jr. as an Australian playing a black man.
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