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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.
Rather light entertainment, most of the original jokes did not translate into German (especially the accent jokes). Best thing was of course Tom Cruise's role, it took me a good 30 minutes to even recognize him. Still, Ben Stiller managed to get an impressive cast for this one, I would have wished it to be even more sarcastic towards Hollywood movies and studio practices in general though.
I'll admit, my adoration for this movie comes from a very sadistic side of me.
When you really break it down, this is a story centered around the most hollow, privileged personalities, people who have no sense of sympathy or any idea about real hardships, friendships or sacrifice, who are promptly dragged out of their comfort zone and dropped into the middle of an actual, honest to god life-or-death situation, forcing them to face the ugliness of reality head-on, and seeing how each of them reacts to it.
Personally, this premise is incredibly cathartic and the way it plays out is so brilliant and gleeful and to-the-point, hitting every sore spot and target that modern Hollywood presents to us, that…
For the moments of cleverness and an overall story revolving around making films, it is fairly entertaining and quite clever. But the film does divulge into the kind of formulaic movie with some funny moments! An okay watch!
everytime Bill Hader appeared i was expecting the song Hmmm Watcha Say to start playing
How did such a shitty script tempt so many awesome actors?
I will always remember the first time I saw a trailer for this. I had to see it. It is rare for a big budget comedy like this.
Great stars, super funny.
Tom Cruise is one of the best scene stealers in this movie.
Few comedies have as ridiculous a premiss as Tropic Thunder in which a group of actors believe themselves to be filming a Vietnam war biopic when in fact they're actually embroiled in a conflict with Vietnamese terrorists, it's a wonderfully unique idea that manages to take full advantage of the insanity such an off the wall narrative creates.
The biggest problem is that a lot of Tropic Thunder isn't all that funny, however there's enough hits to just about make up for the sizeable amount of misses. The funniest moment is the films opener which displays trailers for the three fictional actors, played by Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr, most recent movies. Seeing Robert Downey Jr play…
"Maybe he's not, you know, Ridley Scott or something, but I think Renny Harlin's a tremendous filmmaker. Like, ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE, you know, as far as an Andrew Dice Clay vehicle goes, it's pretty decent. And, you know CLIFFHANGER. CLIFFHANGER's incredible. As far as the whole like, man against nature type of movies go, it's...it's absolutely amazing."
For those of us that still love and cherish physical media, commentary tracks are an important aspect that make owning…