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Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder
Movie Rating:
 7/10
DVD Rating:
 10/10
Overall Rating:
 8/10


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Starring:
Ben Stiller
Jack Black
Robert Downey Jr.
Nick Nolte
Brandon Jackson
Steve Coogan
Danny McBride
Bill Hader
Jay Baruchel
Matthew McConaughey
Tom Cruise
Tobey Maguire


Special Features:
Cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
Dailies/Outtakes/Improv with Video intro by Ben Stiller
Blowing $#%+ Up
And More!

Other Info:
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Run Time: 106 min
Rating: R

Synopsis from DVD Cover:
Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an all-star cast in the outrageous comedy Tropic Thunder. When three of Hollywood's biggest stars head into the jungles of Vietnam to shoot a war movie, they have no idea how real things can get.

Quick Review:
"Tropic Thunder" is funny. It's good times funny, with parts you're going to want to quote with your movie nerd friends. Even better, it's clever funny, and timely, and it made me laugh to rewatch it and think of that ridiculous new TV show with Sanjaya from "American Idol" and all those other people where they drop "celebrities" off in a jungle and supposedly make them survive. "Tropic Thunder" did that first, and I'm sure it's much more entertaining. It has its slow points, though - but we'll get to that.

First-what exactly are we doing in the jungle with this bunch of yahoos? Well, their whiny, privileged ways have slowed production down to a crawl, so their director (Steve Coogan) has decided to drop them off in a real jungle and let them figure out their own way home. Of course wackiness ensues, and the "cast," which includes comedic actor Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), Oscar-bait and pseudo-black man Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), and fading action star Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), inadvertently starts a drug war with a bunch of very nasty jungle-dwelling gang members.

The beginning of "Tropic Thunder" lets us in on what's in store, for the most part, which is a friendly skewer of the Hollywood machine. It's at its best when it sticks to that path, making fun of method actors and overdone action plots and bratty stars. Robert Downey Jr. is also perfect as the black-faced Kirk Lazarus, and it never comes off, as some were quick to assume, as racist. Even though Downey Jr. got most of the credit, though, Stiller, Black, and the rest of the cast deliver as well. There's a lack of balance to the film, though, and for every great memorable scene, there's a slower, not so funny section to drag it down. It's not that it so much ruins the film or anything, because it doesn't - it just takes what could have been a classic new comedy and makes it into a decent movie with some classic lines.

Quite possibly one of the best Special Features packages I've ever seen, this has everything. Of course there's an Unrated Director's Cut, along with two Audio Commentaries, one from the filmmakers, one from the actors - with Downey Jr. in character). There are a ton of featurettes, so I'll just list them: "Before the Thunder" (pre-production); "The Hot LZ" (opening battle sequence); "Blowing Shit Up" (special effects); "Designing the Thunder" (production design); "The Cast of Tropic Thunder," "Rain of Madness (fake documentary about making the fictional "Tropic Thunder"); "Dispatches from the Edge of Madness" (additional scenes); more deleted and extended scenes; "Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise"; MTV Movie Awards: Tropic Thunder; Full Mags (4 improv scenes); Video rehearsals. Like I said, there's so much here you really have to have a block of time set aside if you want to get it all in.

In Conclusion:
"Tropic Thunder" is a funny film with a little bit of a balance problem, but definitely a good buy both for re-watchability and because of all those Extras.


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