Tropic Thunder - Theatrical Review

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Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder – Theatrical Review

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in 'Tropic Thunder,' an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

From Comic-Con: Shane pulls stomach muscles during Tropic Thunder screening.

The good folks from Paramount decided to screen Tropic Thunder the night we arrived here in San Diego. The whole crew from Canada was able to attend tonight’s screening and each and everyone of us really enjoyed the film.

It’s the first time I’ve sat in a theater with a group of other journalists who, from the sound of constant laughter, all seemed to thoroughly enjoy this movie just as much as I did. The movie has a rather unorthodox start and because of that it gets your attention quickly and doesn’t let go until the very end.

Ben Stiller is an actor I have trouble relating to and usually don’t enjoy, but this time around his performance was exactly what was needed to make this movie work. For the first half of the movie Jack Black is not doing his usual schtick. It’s a different Jack then we’ve seen before and it’s good. Then it hits the middle of the movie and the Jack we all love is there – and in this context it works perfectly.

There are two actors here who completely steal the show. Robert Downey Jr. is the first. At no point does he take his role lightly and makes you truly forget that he’s under the makeup. However, it’s Tom Cruise who owns this movie. Every time he’s on screen he dominates it. Matthew McConaughey, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, and Danny McBride also add to the overall enjoyment of the film.

I laughed my ass off at this movie along with rest of the people in the theater. This might just be the best comedy of the year.

When Tropic Thunder hits theaters don’t wait. Go see it.

9

Amazing

Since seeing Star Wars on TV as a child Shane has been hooked on movies. In 2001 he decided to start up his own webpage dedicated to his new love DVD. Now, over 20-years later he continues to FEED YOUR HUNGER with the latest Theatrical, Blu-ray and DVD reviews.

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