Monday, September 15, 2008

Movie Review: Tropic Thunder


Featuring: Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise

Genre: comedy, action

Plot: Hollywood actors get caught between enemy’s lines while shooting a war movie.

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Comments: Ben Stiller is usually known for his childish petty comedies. This time it’s a war comedy but the basics are the same. Plenty of gags from the opening line to the closing one, crude gags, rude gags, disgusting gags, everything you want you name it, it’s there. I don’t think there’s anyone out there left not insulted by the end of the movie. And you laugh because actually the gags are so over the top that there is no other way you have to laugh. As far as acting is concerned Robert Downey Jr. steals the show, probably the only real actor from the entire cast. Lots of cameos, dunno if that’s good or bad for such a movie, but it was like a game trying to spot everyone each time they showed up on the screen. And let’s not forget Tom Cruise who does one of his best parts in the last decade, in fact it took a close-up for me to recognize him. I guess I wasn’t paying too much attention…

Rating: 6/10

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