Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tropic Thunder

This movie has everything it takes to implode the head of a Politically Correct watchdog.

There's an actor in blackface, a movie-in-a-movie portrayal of a mentally retarded man, a heroin addicted comedian who specializes in farts, a Jewish executive who's greedy and obnoxious, the kiling of a giant panda, and a whole mess of drug peddling violent South East Asians.


Tropic Thunder is a film about a Vietnam movie being filmed on location. Unbeknownst to the actors they are no longer part of an experimental film technique, they're actually at war with a local drug cartele. Hijinks ensue.

I thought it was a blast, a solid if not spectacular chuckler from beginning to end. And the cast was top notch - Robert Downey (who was great), Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Nick Nolte, Matthew McCaughnahay (sp?), and Tom Cruise (in a great part as the movie exec).

The drawbacks to the film are readily apparent and irrelevant - what, you wanted a complex plot and romance? - and shouldn't hold you back from seeing this movie.

2.5 out of 4.

1 comment:

Bridgett said...

I actually hated this did my hubs.

It started off really comical, and then to me, the lameness set in.

Plus, I admit it, I was incredibly turned off by the the whole 'retard' scenarios. Normally, I don't let stuff like that bother me in movies. After all, it's just a movie...and a comedy no less.

I just think this movie pushed it a little too far. Okay, A LOT too far.

For me, it didn't compare to Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary or Meet The Parents/Fockers.