Friday, October 24, 2008

Movie Review of Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder - 7/10
Directed by Ben Stiller
Cast - Robert Downey Jr,Ben Stiller,Jack Black

Plot Summary
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Ever since I first watched the trailer,I was laughing my ass off and I couldn't wait for it to be out.RDJ as an multiple award winning Australian method actor acting as a black man was really funny as hell.when I first heard about it,I thought it was gonna be controversial and lots of people. were gonna be pissed off about it.But after watching the movie,the only thing the whole movie is making fun of is the movie industry got method actors,directors,studio execs..the whole works.Superb casting choice.Jack Black acts as an actor made famous for his silly slapstick comedies tries his hand on a serious role except that he is a junkie.(there are actors like that).Ben Stiller is a fading actor whose only once popular role was of an action hero.The 3 main characters are brilliant in their own ways.just as much as I thought that Robert Downey Jr. would have stole the show,it was the guest stars that stole the show.Nick Nolte as a Vietnam veteran has some really funny lines.I never liked him as an actor but he was funny in this.Steve Coogan as the director was also good.but the guy who stole the fucking movie was none other that Mr Tom Fucking Cruise! you can barely recognize him but he has almost all the classic lines and the amount of vulgarities he would begin to wonder whether he has ever cussed in his other movies and he does this ridiculous dance..absolutely brilliant.
Direction in this movie was good.Stiller did a commendable job.I really liked the special effects and stunts.the camera works during the first ten mins along was amazing...but what I didn't like about this movie was the way it was like sorta rushed into the ending.Should have done a bit better on the plot for the ending.

Definitely worth watching on a weekend.

Best Quote
Kirk Lazarus: I'm just like a little boy, playin' with his dick when he's nervous.

Kirk Lazarus: Everybody knows you never go full retard.
Tugg Speedman: What do you mean?
Kirk Lazarus: Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks to your cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, "I Am Sam." Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed...

Tugg Speedman: Now, let's go get those Viet Congs. [cocks his gun]
Alpa Chino: "Viet Cong!"
Tugg Speedman: What?
Alpa Chino: It's "viet cong." There's no "s," it's already plural. You wouldn't say "Chineses..."

Studio Executive Rob Slolom: Wow. 8 Oscars, 400 million dollars at the box office, and you saved Tugg Speedman's career.
Les Grossman: I couldn't have done it without you.
Studio Executive Rob Slolom: Really?
Les Grossman: No, dickhead. Of course I could. A nutless monkey could do your job. Now, go get drunk and take credit at all the parties.
Studio Executive Rob Slolom: I wouldn't do that.
Les Grossman: Ah... joking.
Studio Executive Rob Slolom: Ah, there he is! Funny. You're a funny guy.
Les Grossman: Yeah. But seriously, a nutless monkey could do your job.

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