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?
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 do really like this film.
A bunch of actors filming a war movie end up in a war zone with calamitous circumstances.
With this you have Jack Black drugged up, Tom Cruise as fat as fuck and Downey JR doing his best for racial equality.
Never go full retard.
I was looking forward to this movie being the funniest movie of 2008, but unfortunately Tropic Thunder falls short of that. While watching it I couldn't get past the feeling that this was just a really well made 'Scary Movie' type of mindless spoof. Don't get me wrong, this is much better then any of those films, but it doesn't quite make it as a top level comedy. It is a shame, since it had the potential to be a really great movie. People have been raving about Robert Downey Jr. performance, but Jay Baruchel was the true scene stealer. There were some laughs to be had, but there were also a fair share of groans at the corny humor that falls flat.
Ben Stiller has made more than his share of blunders in front of and behind the camera, but after "Tropic Thunder," all is forgiven. This is the biggest, boldest comedy I've seen in quite some time, a beautiful and expensive-looking picture that almost feels like a prestige project that it so effectively skewers.
The comedy works primarily because the cast is eclectic and at the top of their game, and because of the sheer audaciousness of the whole thing. This movie goes places where others like it would fear to tread. Stiller and co-star Jack Black haven't been this good in years, but the real story here is Robert Downey Jr., bucking the odds in a daring and hilarious performance…
The script and concept are pure gold as well as the writing of the characters. The comedy was good, didn't exactly made me tear up but still, pretty funny.
I love This Is Spinal Tap. This is the closest thing to that in the 21st century. Really good stuff.
This is like one of those funny friends who is really god damn funny...
...but then the applause makes him so over-confident that he continues dragging the same joke to the point that it gets irritating.
That's Tropic Thunder.
Inconsistent in it's delivery of jokes and mindless situations but I did enjoy it, note that please.
And the only thing that stood out was Robert Downey Jr. This guy never fails. Never. He is flawless. Perfect. And this is a proof that he deserves movies that are better. A lot, better.
Let's have some Downey-a-thon while we at it. I'm not interested in writing about something that didn't intrigue for long:
Kirk: You went full retard. Never go full…
Negative stereotyping of fat people
Gore (comedically unrealistic and gratuitous gore)
...there's a guy in full blackface.
This movie is funnier than I remembered it being. Sometimes it really pays to revisit a film.
Robert Downey Jr. - a white American actor - is playing an Australian actor portraying a black action hero.
If this sentence alone makes you wanna compose a peaceful guitar song in C major about the importance of political corectness you might want to pass on this movie. If you think self-referential humor is as funny as being beaten up by bamboo sticks you might want to pass on this movie. Anyone else should definitely give it a watch! It's a movie that never takes itself seriously, while taking itself very seriously and eventhough this might not make any sense now it certainly will after watching it - it just works and I don't feel ashamed admitting I…
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