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…
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.
Very funny but largely a mess. It has some fun ideas and a few things to say that are worth saying, along with some really good jokes. Unfortunately it's strung together pretty haphazardly.
Bravo Robert Downey Jnr.
La mejor interpretación de Ben Stiller.
La mejor interpretación de Jack Black.
La mejor interpretación de Nick Nolte.
La mejor interpretación de Matthew McConaughey.
Y por supuesto, la MASTERCLASS de Robert Downey Jr. (a.k.a. EL MEJOR NEGRO DE HOLLYWOOD).
Robert Downey Jr. just being a straight up boss in everything he does, but why can't i ever get into Ben Stiller.
Tropic Thunder is one of the smartest dumb comedies I've ever seen. Even with its excesses and misfires, it works well as a satire of Hollywood and celebrity culture. It also works well as a spoof of war films and as a plain old-fashioned action movie. Robert Downey Jr. is excellent and the dialogue contains plenty of laughs both subtle and outrageous. The first hour of the film has an energy and wit that makes it a joy to behold, but as Stiller tries to tie it all together into a cohesive whole, the humor drains out and it all becomes a little tiresome. It really runs out of steam before the end. Still, overall I'd say it's memorable, entertaining and a far step ahead of Zoolander (2001).
Tropic Thunder isn't the best comedy or parody out there, but it is definitely a lot of fun. It's the kind of film which shines when seen with a couple of friends and a couple of drinks.
I don't know how or why I let my brother-in-law go almost 7 years without seeing this movie, but I remedied that last night.
RDJ at his best. This film still holds up and is a ton of fun.
Even better than I remembered, and easy shortlist for funniest movie of the millennium so far. The personalities are so strong and the conflict so constant that the jokes feel both inevitable and unexpected. Cruise is hilarious and the fake trailers are great, but neither is even close to the best part of this. The best part is the panda. Or the TiVo. The best part is everything in this movie.
Fantastic comedy. Jack Black's performance is a bit of a disappointment, but the rest of the cast is great.
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.