TROPIC THUNDER (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì

Tropic Thunder—a fun, spoof on Hollywood—turns into an action movie with a twist. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downy Jr., and with an introduction of Brandon T. Jackson, starts roughly, but finally mellows out into a fair comedy. Look for Tropic Thunder’s special surprise guest star—Tom Cruise.

Storyline

Three, less-than-outstanding, actors believe they are cast in a war flick. Believing they are on a set, they proceed to the best acting of their lives as they unknowingly fight real-life jungle drug lords.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ben Stiller for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Justin Theroux for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Snooty Waiter/Fatties Trailer (Jeff Kahn), Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.), Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head (Anthony Ruivivar), Jeff Portnoy/Hot LZ (Jack Black), Kevin Sandusky/Hot LZ (Jay Baruchel), Alpa Chino/Hot LZ (Brandon T. Jackson), Tugg Speedman/Hot LZ (Ben Stiller), Chopper Pilot/Hot LZ (Eric Winzenried), and Damien Cockburn/Vietnam Crew (Steve Coogan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is for an adult audience.

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