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.
Ich wusste noch, dass der Film ganz nett war und war umso überrascht, dass man Ben Stiller nicht viel Vorwerfen kann was diesen Film angeht.
Definitiv hat der Film Schwächen, die Persiflage von Hollywood ist dennoch gelungen.
I didn't laugh through the whole thing, but when I did it was out loud. There are some really excellent moments in this!
Tropic Thunder really shows that ben Stiller can direct a great movie. This film has a great concept, it's hilarious and it has some really funny cameos from Tom Cruise, Matthew McConoghey, and Nick Nolte. It also really makes fun of Hollywood today
I've tried three times to get through this film, and I just can't. Yeah, Cruise is great, but after we've seen the schtick the first time it just gets old. Basically, it's all downhill after Steve Coogan gets blown up.
More than anything, this movie works because the performances are brilliant. RDJ gets all of the best lines, but Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Tom Cruise are all excellent as well. Also, if you haven't heard the DVD commentary, you haven't really lived.
A very funny and intelligent satire, or really skewering, of the world of Hollywood.
It visually doesn't hold up as well seven years later, and some of the lesser/lazier thought out jokes/characters hit with varying degrees of success
i went into this film without know anything about, I didn't know RDJ was Kirk Lazarus and it blew my mind when i found out in the credits also TOM CRUSE also blew my mind
Me ha gustado mas que el primer visionado, aquí se rien hasta de sus sombras.
Ben Stiller presenta una comedia original, vérsatil y entretenida que no opta por lo fácil y se desenvuelve muy bien en todos los campos en los que se desarrolla, ya sea como parodia, película de acción, o con el uso de humor negro y sarcasmo.
Aunque es un tipo de humor que me encanta, que en ningún momento me ha parecido que no sea divertida o que se pase de graciosa, me habría gustado verlo más explotado, la película tiene capacidad de sobra para hacerme reír a carcajadas pero le falta algo para lograrlo, y más al verla por segunda vez, pero sigue pareciéndome lo suficientemente divertida como para volver a verla, que conste.
Cuenta con un reparto excelente aprovechado…
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.