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  • After the subpar Mummy 3 and X-Files 2 I thought that Dark Knight would have to mark the end of the summer movie season but this film acts as a nice bookend with Downey Jr's Iron Man


    • by David Finniss

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      Tropic Thunder is hilarious. There’s really no other way to put it. It’s vulgar and borderline offensive at points but if you can get through that you’ll have a blast watching this movie.

      It opens with some “advertisements” of the products from the various characters. Our theater didn’t even seperate the actual coming attractions from the fake ones so it took a second for it to click in that the movie had started. The trailers are sheer brilliance. If you’ve seen Grindhouse,


      then you know of the fake trailers that preceded it. These are just as gut-bustingly laugh out loud funny. I say this with absolutely no hyperbole whatsoever, the ads are that hysterical.

      When I first watched the trailers I figured that Robert Downey Jr’s character was going to be the backbone of most of the memorable jokes. He looks like he’s having a blast in the role but it’s really more balanced. Not just between the characters “on set” but back in Hollywood ...


      • as well. Tom Cruise has a supporting role that will forever change how you perceive the man as an actor. He goes from really intense and intimidating, delivering a vulgar threatening monologue that even manages to take the drug lords aback, to throwing on some rap music and “krunking” to try to tempt a hollywood agent to abandon his client.

        There’s a small lag shortly after the characters land in the jungle and they’re wandering around aimlessly. It isn’t until Speedman (Stiller) gets captured

        and the other actors realize that the situation they’re in is not staged that things start to really pick up. I was worried that the film would peak with the trailers and the first failed attempt to film on set but there were several moments where I couldn’t stop laughing.

        After the subpar Mummy 3 and X-Files 2 I thought that Dark Knight would have to mark the end of the summer movie season but this film acts as a nice bookend with Downey Jr’s Iron Man.




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