Aug. 5, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST
after Dark Knight this is my most anticipated summer movie
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST
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Aug. 5, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
He quite looks like him too. Oh and Harry can you give a bit more info on this "Pixar mining FITZCARRALDO for UP" business?
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST
by Rev. Artemis Prime
I live in Korea and there is no indication at all that we are getting this. Space chimps, check. Shitty Mummy 3, check. Hellboy, Pineapple or Tropic Thunder. Hell no. This sux my donkey balls.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST
this looks awesome. can't wait. then i'll come back and read this again. i have to say that this was some of the best non-spoiler spoiler writing i have ever read in a review. and imagining stallone as simple jack... i want to see that bad. i almost kinda feel like i did a bit in the rocky V
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST
Thank God. You can live without the blood or intestines.<p>Anyway, concerning Tropic Thunder- I will see it.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST
that being said, I can't wait to see this movie again. It's one of the first comedies I've seen in a long time that was SO good I want to see it again instantly.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST
by Gwai Lo
Do you guys have The Dark Knight in Korea? Curious cause I know a huge Batman fan over there and she hasn't mentioned seeing it yet
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:54 a.m. CST
Actually sounds quite good...
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:04 a.m. CST
You can't judge all his movies on the same level. You have actually funny and creative Stiller: Zoolander Dodgeball The Royal Tennenbaums Anchorman (only cameo but brilliant) Cable Guy And then there's retarded-make-lotsa-money Stiller: MEET THE PARENTS, STARSKY & HUTCH, MEET THE FOCKERS, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, THE HEARTBREAK KID
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
Hope he doesn't ruin this for me.
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST
i just read a book about revoultionary-era stalin and had a bit about lenin, i dont want that shithead motherfucker NEAR THAT. and he needs to fuck off from that ian fleming biopic. seriously leonardo needs to be stuffed in a mound of shit and muffled.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST
dudical is the new twat.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST
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Aug. 5, 2008, 5:15 a.m. CST
is a fool.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST
by Backstage Larry
I enjoyed Tropic Thunder way more than Pineapple Express, it's the movie I can't wait to see again.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST
For shame, man. For shame.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST
Hows Steve Coogan in the film. Does he get much screen time and is he Partridge funny.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST
I think the Alan Partridge days are long gone. I used to laugh out loud for his cringe humour, but now his humour is cringeworthy in a bad way. He just plays the English git now.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST
I agree recently he has been nothing like the coogan of old, but i still think hes got something to offer given the right material. Wishfull thinking maybe
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST
by sean bean
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:02 a.m. CST
just make an alan partridge movie and be done with it.
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST
Those movies rip me to shreds. But I agree that night at the museum, and much of his other stuff is awful.
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST
damn you to hell, sir.
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST
it holds mystical reviewing powers.
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST
give me a reason why we are "fools." And you cant use the words religion, scientology, or couch/sofa. Ok................go
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST
+1, I was interested in hearing about that as well, will there be another review. Part 2??
Aug. 5, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST
Tropic Thunder... Pineapple Express... break out the rum and enjoy!
Aug. 5, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST
I only scanned the review and comments.
Aug. 5, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST
by C00L DUD3
That's awesome that Stiller shines in this, tho. I was hoping he'd have a great come-back. RDJ is a givin in this one, I'd think. Ahh, I can't wait!
Aug. 5, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST
One-note, over the tops, trash-a thons. Funny as a 3 minute bit on the Ben Stiller show and unbearable for the 90+ minute run times. Stiller does not have the range to play such ridiculous characters. He is much more enjoyable as a more realistic neurotic characters see Meet the ____, Flirting with Disaster, and Tennebaum's (sort of). I am optimistic about TT though.
Aug. 5, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST
UP has a home bound geriatric use a hot air ballon to transport his house down to South America and prsumably wacky highjinks ensue.
Aug. 5, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST
Damn You Michael Bay
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
Is it just me or has this been a great summer movie season? Even for the chicks there was SATC and Mama Mia. There have been so many good movies this summer, Iron Man feels like it was released a year ago, not 2 months ago... And it looks like its going to be a good August too!
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST
Gets my theater dollars, no questions asked. I want to puke up blood and Doritoes, just like Harry did.
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
for how many years are we English speakers going to have to tutor you American fuckwads in the rules of grammar? If you want to imply that you simply don't care about something at all, you say "COULDN'T give a shit", NOT "COULD give a shit". You fucking morons, THINK ABOUT THE MEANING OF THE SENTENCES YOU ARE UTTERING YOU LOUDMOUTHED SPONGE-BRAINED TWATS.
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST
Make a choice are we twats or cunts? Also, could you clarify if both refer to the female vagina? I always wondered about that. BTW, I could give a shit about your bundle of sticks grammer lesson you puckered anus, fuck you and the Vespa you rode in on.
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST
Go fuck yourself, you nasty-toothed, small-dicked, Anglican butthole. I'll kick your goddamned ass just like my Virginia Patriot ancestors did. America, FUCK YEAH!
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
it's "grammar", YOU SHITBRAINED WASTE OF A SPERM
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
"I'll kick your goddamned ass just like my Virginia Patriot ancestors did. America, FUCK YEAH!" </P> <P> LOL, apple pie.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
The Prisoner, he was cool.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST
I think maybe you guys missed the irony in Team America - World Police. What it really meant was America FUCK NO!
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST
As a fellow Brit who is constantly appalled at the US bastardisation of the english language, I have to say you kinda ruined your argument by resorting to a barrage of colourful (note the 'u' in colour)abuse. Thought i'd mention it. Continue.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST
I think they are probably twats.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST
The english you speak is fruity
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST
Nobody has answered my vagina question. Now that is information that could actually be useful to us Americans, or at least this one. Also, the irony in Team America is not "AMERICA FUCK NO!" but "Nationalism and Rabid Patriotism FUCK NO!" but we're just splitting hairs, right?
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST
A twat is an idiot, a cunt is a more evil and deliberately meanspirited person.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST
But I've been looking forward to this movie more then most of the other movies since the beginning of summer. I can't wait!
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
Very similar to the US, you can get away with calling a female a Twat and she just brush you off but if you call her a Cunt she is likely to act more evil and deliberately meanspirited to you. I love how words can really bring cultures together.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST
In terms of comedies this summer, Tropic Thunder is def top of the list. Pineapple a close second.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST
Some of my best friends are English pansies. :)
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST
Pineapple looks funny, but I'm totally against drugs - no shit. I can't support a movie that looks "pro-pot". Yes, it's rated R, but how many young teens are going to see it (and on DVD) and want to go take a hit of some "pineapple express". Don't be hatin'!! It's only my opinion. Like I said, it still looks funny, but it has too much glorified drug use for my taste. So rock on Tropic Thunder!
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST
What qualifies as a drug? Marijuana, Alcohol, Cocaine, Tobacco, Ritalin, Aspirin? It's about abuse not use, not trying to slam you but being Dogmatic about any of that type of stuff just strikes me as naive. Free you mind and your ass will follow.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
"though for most of the movie he’s doing the most brilliant insane white Australian in black face trying to be a noble black man as he would imagine one… and it’s hysterical, mainly due to Brandon Jackson’s ALPA CHINO – a young African-American actor that is constantly offended at Downey – throughout… but more on that later." You said "more on that later." Okay so what else were you going to say about Jackson? Trying to help you out here because the way you left that hanging does not sit well.
Aug. 5, 2008, 11 a.m. CST
by jason baum
makes me wanna see this even more than i already do! and i completely agree that vin diesel/the rock should've played the stiller role - it makes perfect sense.
Aug. 5, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST
I've seen too many good people ABUSE it and become losers because of it in my lifetime that I basically despise it (and alcohol abuse too). Anytime a movie semi-promotes it always gives me a bad taste. I have pre-teenage daughters that ultimately end up watching Knocked Up and Superbad at sleepovers and come back and tell me how hilarious it is, and all the while I'm thinking that their "innocence is gone" (and I want to kick the shit out of whoever let them watch it) They go to public schools so it probably was gone by then anyway. Pineapple is just another movie that I have to try top ban them from their eyes is all.
Aug. 5, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST
no mention of Reality Bites? I haven't seen it in years, but I recall it as a good but perhaps dated comedy. And quite the cast also, Ryder, Zahn, Hawke and Stiller.
Aug. 5, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
...as yet another annoying little guy driven by a barely-contained, bottomless pit of rage, I've always enjoyed Stiller's movies, even crap like Night At the Museum and Mystery Men. But that's just me, of course.
Aug. 5, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
...well, I've never understood this country's hamhanded, schizophrenic views on drugs. There is a difference between occasional, enlighten use and ABUSE. Criminalizing people who just want to change their mindset for awhile is just another example of the puritanical, sadistic streak that runs a little too deep in our supposed culture. Criminalizing people who clearly have problems is just barbarism. I could also go into how the fact that some mind-altering substances are legal (alcohol and nicotine) while most others are illegal has a lot more to do with innate racism and corporate control than anything else. But I've probably gotten the red-staters too riled up already and this is a stupid-ass movie talkback, so I'll stop.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST
As a parent of a 16-year old daughter I appreciate your concern over drug and alcohol use on screen in recent popular comedies. You may recall ultimately that Superbad and Knocked Up actually ended with the message of responsibilty and understanding. And shielding her from depictions of drug use on screen, will not shield her from drug use in her real life. Fortunately my daughter has been exposed to drug (marijuana) use in school, and she views those who smoke as brain dead jokers.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST
Not really liked anything he's done since Zoolander and while his action hero schtick here is rather misfiring, the Simple Jack stuff is magnificent, I thought it was just going to be some offhand spoof movie mentioned once but there's plenty of it and it even becomes relevant to the plot. Downey is on an other level altogether, taking what looked all set to be a one note routine and turning it into something complex, unusual, thought provoking and incredibly funny. If they gave Oscars for comedy roles he'd be a shoo in.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST
Was one of the great sketch comedy shows of the 90's. Its cancellation was one of tragic proportions.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
I don't know where you Americans get the idea that Brits are pansies. You need guns to go around killing one another in the street. We do it with knives and our bare hands. Now fuck off back to your mothers' aprons you illiterate soft cunts.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST
Night at the Museum was fucking embarrassing. Truly. We watched in history when the AP was done and I just put my head down. But this looks hilarious. Every time Robert Downey Jr. speaks in the trailers, I crack up. I can't wait.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST
Thank God it aired on Fox when it did. Nowadays it would get 2 plays then be yanked for another Gordon Ramsey series.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
Maybe it's cause you bitch about grammatical errors and refuse to wear braces. But your right, most Americans who spend their days posting on movie websites aren't badasses, and usually are unarmed. I am in the mood for some soft cunts though, delicious, pink and velvety, perhaps that is best saved for another website.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
No One!" I did find his over-the-top character from Dodgeball to be pretty funny. Plays the arrogant prick well.<p>I've said it before, see his role as "himself" on the first season of Extras. Hilarious.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST
go drink some tea and get your teeth fixed while you're at it
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
because i don't think we've had enough of them yet. come on, try harder, you witless shitheads.
Aug. 5, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST
knife fights have you been in tough guy? you gonna knife me over the internet...coward
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST
by Kid Z
...and those muthas can take out double their number in Navy Seals, easy. Who said British people are pansies? You lot invented skinheads and football riots, for crying out loud!
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST
I mean unbelievably bad. I can't believe it made like $280 million in the US.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST
That would be a killer TV show. They couple drop two teams of four in the middle of the jungle with no supplies and give them various missions to complete. Season finale would be a death match with whoever is left. Fuck Survivor, that show would be the tits.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
The Brits invented tose too, or was it the Germans, or was that genocide? I was never good with Euro history.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
That and Mystery Men are the only Stiller flicks I really like.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
USA football clothing: helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads, elbow pads, teeth guards, shin guards, and you're not allowed to kick the ball. </P> <P> UK football clothing: Shorts and a teeshirt, and you are actively encouraged to kick the fuck out of anyone in the stadium. </P> <P> I rest my case, you limp American girlies.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
My impression is that yes, it'll be funny, but not any funnier then a handful of other action-comedies. After a year or two, meh. I think Tropic will end either a complete flop, or a minor classic.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST
Have you seen those pansies writhe on the ground after a trip trying to pull a call. There is more acting in soccer than action. And Vinnie Jones, King of the Tough Guys is best known for grabbing someone's nuts in a Free Kick Wall. I dare Beck's to line up as an RB in Football and play one 1/4 of a game, they'd break him like a crispy chip.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
real men don't need all the padding. you bunch of sissy spaceks.
Aug. 5, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST
You could of at least mentioned Rugby, they actually hit each other. Come back when they start giving yellow cards in Football, lolly.
Aug. 5, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST
Its got a few more laugh out loud moments than this, but this movie is undoubtedly great. Its almost unfair that they're dropping these two films within a week of each other. They should've bookended the summer with 'em, starting with Tropic in May and Pineapple Express exactly where it is. Alfonso Cuaron is a God, not Tom Cruise (although that crazy Scientologist prick is pretty damn funny in this).
Aug. 5, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST
by Rev. Slappy
How in God's name is that one possible. Jack Black redifines annoying.
Aug. 5, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST
So was Heartbreak Kid. Stiller is on a downward spiral. Hopefully this kicks him back up.
Aug. 5, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST
I almost died from lauhging so hard in that film.
Aug. 5, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST
I like Stiller a lot. He is really good at playing guys in akward situations. My fave Stiller movies are Zoolander, Flirting With Disaster and Something About Mary. I also happen to be the one guy that really liked The Heartbrak Kid. He is also really good in Heavyweights and Starsky And Hutch I think, and his Tom Cruise impression on MI2 is amazing.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3 p.m. CST
"...greedy, racist land owners..." Smile when you say that, goddamnit. I think Adams may disagree with you there, chief.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST
Enough, already. You're not going to convince anyone on the cool side of the pond that faggy Euro soccer rocks. When I see highlights (if you can call them that) I see a bunch of little boys playing kickball. Real men play in the NFL. Sissy.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST
...are comedic classics!
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST
Ray Gamma is my hero. "Could care less," has no meaning. You're just saying something for the sake of saying it, which is fucking retarded.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST
Its interesting to me how few people (if any) in anticipation for this film have mentioned anything disagreeable about Downey's donning blackface for this film. Everyone seems to be okay with it. I recently got into old film serials and I found it disturbing how few people mentioned when reviewing one of their favorite serials Daredevils Of The Red Circle that the "Snowflake" character was one of the most horrific displays of blatant racism in this history of cinema. Are we going backwards or forwards that no one seems to have a problem with two recent major hollywood films featuring Jack Black (i.e. Tropic Thunder and Be Kind Rewind) that have a main character in blackface? I don't have a problem with un-PC humor. I just don't understand how everyone is so okay with it.
Aug. 5, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST
...then that only reaffirms my intentions of going to see this trifecta-headlined comedy. Stiller, Downey and Black are the shit, moreso Black [been a fan since 'the D' daze] Haven't experienced a comedy @ the movies in 'a minute', as the kiddies seem to say nowadays, but TT would be the candidate that forces outta me a solid 10 bucks + gas spent in transportation.
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST
That was a great family movie. Hulk vs Angry Man. Over the girl next door. Classic.
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
hahaha! you said "Real men play in the NFL. Sissy." </P> <P> Then explain to me why 'real men' need all that padding and crash helmets. Is it because they are a load of fairies who don't want to get bruised? LOL
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST
by Second Try
Meet the Parents is funny
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST
Props for pointing out the "could care less" idiocy. It drives me crazy and I hear supposedly 'smart' people use it it all of the time. I'm a Yank by the way and find your deft hijacking of this TB into Brit vs. Yank food fight quite amusing. Cheers!!
Aug. 5, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST
I'll even pay next time. Why can't I see this movie.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST
Our latest "action guy" is Shia LeBoeuf. The Y chromosome is dying out Harry. Didn't you get the memo?
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST
Premature enter button... <p> Pondscum... as per the revolution, the Brits got their asses kicked because they wanted to tax the colonies without allowing them a say in the government. So, they were paying to keep the motherland going without being represented. So ENGLAND were the greedy bastards. All they had to do was appoint ONE PARLIAMENT SEAT and the revolution wouldn't have happened. Or not as quickly. Instead they cracked down like communist China and made the revolution inevitable. <p> And Europe (and England) had slaves too. The point is you grow as a nation and fight wars amongst yourself and hopefully the right theory wins out.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST
NFL -- not afraid of an overhanded pass. And we wear helmets so our ears don't look like bulbous fleshy cauliflower. We are tough, but we care about getting the chicks, too. <p> But being in South Africa and seeing Rugby, I will give props to the sport. Fun to watch. But you can't really toss a rugby ball in the backyard with a friend. Something about an underhanded throw seems awkward. Maybe that's just me.
Aug. 5, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
i don't really hate americans. just the fuckwits.
Aug. 5, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST
Had to miss Spaced and then Tropic Thunder....I'm sure this motherly devotion has rewards that are worth the huge disappointment of missing these two winners and that is my comfort. But geez louise, two of the most fun movie events of the summer. I cannot wait until I can see Tropic Thunder. I'm not a big Ben Stiller fan, but there have been a few times I've enjoyed his movies... Mystery Men and Heavyweights were fun and well suited to his comedic style. I know I'm gonna love Tropic Thunder.
Aug. 5, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST
I was thinking John but either will do. As would Jefferson. Slaves? Who gives a crap? Those were the times and we often make the mistake of interpreting the 18th century through 21st century armchair philosophy. Crap I say. And the Revolution my friend was about much more than money. I have several ancestors who fought for both the Massachusetts and Virginia militias who saw otherwise. Don't believe everything your uber-liberal college history 101 prof told you.
Aug. 5, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST
I assume that by this hour you are out beating up some visitng German citizen. Hooligan. If NFL players didn't wear padding they would kill each other - such is the amount of force the brutes generate. Considerably more than those shorts-wearing(!) pussyfarts.
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST
Also, Tropic Thunder looks fun.
Aug. 5, 2008, 10 p.m. CST
Mad? Hardly. Perhaps I should have been clearer. When I was referring to my ancestors who fought on the side of the Americans I was stating that they were fighting for independence from England. I seriously doubt they cared two shits about tariffs and money matters. It was liberty, chief. I don't care what you say. You are not going to convince me otherwise. I, too, have been schooled in history - not in England, however. Bottom line - I get a bit defensive when someone spouts that revisionist crap. It is an insult to the Founding Fathers, my ancestors, and me. So agree to disagree, then. I'm off to bed.
Aug. 6, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST
Jesus, they've been having free "test screenings" of this film for over 6 months!! It's a hilarious movie but why in the hell would I want to pay to see this movie AGAIN!! I swear, sometimes there is a thing as too many screenings of a movie.
Aug. 6, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST
...Is that "times a one thousand" or "times a thousand"... You know, just so I can read it in my head properly...
Aug. 6, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST
Youve forgotten that the other actors who are satirizing themselves in this movie also happend to be very funny..So, what actual action star could do the same and be funny?? I think stallone is awesome, in my opinion, he has many many strengths as an actor,writer,etc-minus comedies. As a Ben Stiller fan I highly doubt this movie couldve been as funny...We've all seen every dramatic-action genre actor youve mentioned in a comedy film .....what was that Vin Diesel one where he played a marine nanny?
i forgot to ask...how in the heck can you not like movies like MEET THE PARENTS, ZOOLANDER, STARSKY & HUTCH, DODGEBALL, MEET THE FOCKERS, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and THE HEARTBREAK KID???? ok, so night at the museum and starsky & Hutch are questionable..but the others?..not even a chuckle during dodgeball or zoolander??? Most of those comedies are classics!!!
Aug. 6, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST
by the milf lover
which is a refreshing change, since there is no spoilers. All you tell us is that you dont like Stiller but that you think the movie is very funny. I'm getting more interested in seeing it actually, I'm just hoping all the funniest bits arent in the trailers. <p> As for the lack of controversy/outrage over the Downey Jr blackface role, its probably because its not just Downey in blackface, but Downey playing a white guy who goes overboard in becoming 'black' thus making a parody/satire of blackface. I'm guessing the usual 'racial complainers' are smart enough to recognise this, or maybe a Ben Stiller movie is just not worth their while to protest.
Aug. 6, 2008, 3:52 a.m. CST
Shouldn't have involved the French... fair enough, then we'll just go ahead and say America should have stayed out of the World Wars as well. <p> I'm going to agree with milf regarding the race issue.<p> And as for Stiller... he can be funny, but I can only take so much of him at a time. Haven't seen anything with him in it for a while, so I should be good for this one.
Aug. 6, 2008, 4:12 a.m. CST
he doesn't know how to review... its actually tiring reading his garbage
Aug. 6, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST
What a bunch of pussies. Dreamworks removed the Simple Jack website. How retarded! Just kidding!!!
Aug. 6, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST
by Sylvia Simon
I think that an astounding number of folks have huge sticks up their asses regarding political correctness. But Robert Downey Jr. in blackface disturbs me. And usually I'll plunk down cash for anything he's in. But this one? Kinda creeps me out. (I'm a USA gal who roots for Newcastle and couldn't recognize an NFL player if my life depended on it...except for that pansy assed Farve. Just my particular thang. Go Toons!)
Aug. 6, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST
I forgot about that one. A good movie. Not great, but very good I think.
Aug. 6, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST
Why do American Football players wear pads while Rugby players do not? Simple. Superior athletes of greater size and speed play American Football. Seriously, how many people in Rugby weigh over 250 lbs and can run 4.5 second 40 yard dash? Who would you rather get hit by: A slow English guy who wouldn't make it on a division 1A college program or a 300+ lb NFL defensive lineman or 250 lb linebacker... or even a 220 lb safety for that matter.
Aug. 6, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST
I just love this statement - ..."obviously correct...". Man, I remember when I was in my 20's and just KNEW I knew everything. If you really think the Revolution started solely because of the Stamp Act then you really did receive an incomplete "education" back in merry olde England. You know, I think if you did just a little research you may find the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the march on Lexington & Concord just MIGHT have had a little bit to do with how the Cntinental Congress began to perceive England. Best of luck to you, chief.
Aug. 6, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST
I didn't realize the Brit education system was still smarting about the results of the Revolution. If you are an American I feel sorry for you as you are the type of twat who sits there smugly on the 4th and tries to ruin everyones day. Independence Day is the greatest day of the year, my friend. Have a beer, read the Declaration, and light a few fireworks. If you're a Brit then your opinion on why the war was fought is meaningless. Your ancestors lost, we won. Oh, and what a clever boy you are dredging up the old wiki retort. But, alas, my undergrad was in History - right here in the cradle of modern Democracy - Virginia. We know a thing or two about the events of that time. So, enough. I love my country. I love it in spite of the last 8 years of boobery. I love the fact that we fought against tyranny and won. I love that you can spout that slanderous drivel and not be persecuted. So retort. Post away. It means nothing in the broad scheme of things. As does this post.
Aug. 6, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST
by Cotton McKnight
and I kept wondering why people kept giving him a break in Hollywood. Well... now I know why. The guy is just a flat out great actor. He is the only thing I find funny about the trailer and the only reason why I would see it. Though i'm sure the rest of it would be funny, he is what would get me through the door.
Aug. 6, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST
That "we" being the collective American all-encompassing we. Should I not be proud my ancestors fought on the American side and not the Loyalist? "Slanderous drivel" being a response to "greedy, racist land owners". Yes, some were slave owners but again, those were the times. Dude, its a shame that being proud of ones country has come to the point that if one declares such patriotism he is immediately branded a low-forehead redneck. I would rather stick pins in my eyes than to watch a Bay film or <shudder> listen to goddamn Kid Rock. And I rather like Moore. You've painted me all wrong, sir. Of course, you are excused - as you're not too familiar with America. :)
Aug. 6, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST
Stop responding! I need to leave work. I'm tired of having to have the last word so lets consider this it.
Aug. 6, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
at these american guys trying to come up with justification for all the padding they wear on their soft, feminine bodies whilst playing their soft feminine football.
Aug. 6, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
Aug. 6, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST
Let's all get back to discussing nerd and geek stuff. Topic: Why Star Trek is the greatest sci-fi show of all time. I'll start. Two words: Fu Manchu. Oh, and soccer is gay.
Aug. 6, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST
This is not last word. I'll conceed that to you. This is an entirely new train of thought. Excellent argument skills, son.
Aug. 6, 2008, 6:58 p.m. CST
which is, of course, a take on The "Hearts of Darkness" is at quicktime. Was this whole trailer shown in the movie? It's hilarious.
Aug. 6, 2008, 7 p.m. CST
Looks kinda stupid so I'm there.
Aug. 6, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST
some good comedies
Aug. 6, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST
...about Tropic Thunder turn into a debate on NFL vs Rugby? It did, so I'll put in my two cents. I'm an American and a huge sports fan. You'll never catch me watching a soccer match, or a rugby match, or a cricket game. For that matter, hockey is not my cup of tea either. Having said that, there is one simple reason for this: I DIDN'T GROW UP ON THOSE SPORTS! This debate about which sports are better than another is pointless. Most Europeans can't stand baseball. This is because they don't understand it as Americans do,(as a pastime) or fail to see the nuances in this very skilled game. They didn't throw the ball around with their dad in the backyard, or have the childhood experience of walking into the ballpark for the first time, and reliving that feeling everytime you go. Regarding Cricket, well, I feel the same way, I imagine many in the UK feel about about baseball. It bores me to tears, but again...I didn't grow up on it. American football is absolutely fanatastic -- for those who "get it." I don't care for the game of soccer. It's the most popular sport in the world so I concede that I don't "get it." Hockey looks like a freakin' blast -- it's physical, and fast paced. I know that if I grew up playing or watching the game, it would be one of my favorite sports. As is stands, I've never watched an entire game. Now all this doesn't mean that as individuals we are stuck in the mud without the ability to fall in love with other cultures and their traditions, but to debate about which "sport is better," seems a bit silly. Major League Soccer is coming to my city next year. I have heard that a live, professional soccer match is actually quite thrilling. I'll be there opening day. I think we can all agree, however, that Curling is just plain retarded.
Aug. 6, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST
Blackface is an stereotypical, physical exaggeration of blacks with the ragged cloths, shoe-polish skin, wigs, and large lips. Downey actually looks like a real black person. It's not blackface. We are not laughing AT him because he makes black people look funny or act dumb (because he does not), we are laughing because he looks like a real person and is playing a white person who is playing a black person. Big difference. If you don't buy that explanation, it's f-ing comedy, get over yourself.
Aug. 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST
by The cunning linguist
I'm really looking forward to this, but I just defended Mystery Men, so...oops, did I type that out loud?
Aug. 6, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST
Harry I love you, but god help me when anyone does that, it makes me want to murder a kitten.<p>there is no REASON to say literally when you mean the COMPLETE OPPOSITE.<p>grammar nerd out.
Aug. 7, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST
...for the "More on that later"!
Aug. 7, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST
Aug. 7, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST
That always bugs me, especially when people say "I could care less". What a dumb fucking statement, if you could care less it means you care a little. <p> The whole point of the statement is to insult who you're addressing by saying they don't matter. If you say COULD give a shit, you're not insulting them at all!!! You're saying "Hey man, you're alright - I do care". Fucking bugs me. It's not just Harry though, it's ALL Americans and it just makes so little sense each time I hear it, I die a little inside.
Aug. 7, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST
Stiller should direct everything he is in.
Aug. 7, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
I too, thought months ago, this sounded like the seasonal Mountain Dew flavor available at your local participating Taco Bell restaurant.<p>Do The Dew<p>Tropic Thunder for a limited time only.
Aug. 7, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
But a whole nation of Americans can't be wrong, can they? </P> <P>Oh wait, they voted Bush in, didn't they?
Aug. 7, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST
Check out My Faraway Bride – available on DVD August 19th. This romantic comedy features Bollywood’s Kashmira Shah and Sex and the City’s Jason Lewis. You can watch the trailer at www.myfarawaybride.com.
Aug. 7, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST
by juice willis
no disrespect to your views on the perils of "drug" abuse, but i smoke copious amounts of ganja and still manage to be ridiculously awesome.
Aug. 8, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
His sketch comedy show was great and helped Mr. Show take off and gave Janeane Garafalo (who also used to be funny) her break, as well as other HBO regulars of the 90's. It was smart, satirical and completly bombed. His film The Cable Guy is my favorite Jim Carrey movie. It was smart, and very dark. People were talking about it ruining Carrey's career. <p>So now we have the Ben Stiller of the late 90's/00's. Either a bumbling moron or an over-the-top spaz. Now he's a trillionaire. Give the people what they want.</p><p>With this film it seems that he's made enough money and wants to do what he wants to doand I hope it does well so we won't have to endure There's Something About a Night at the Focker's and Hutch.</p><p>Wait, I actually kinf of liked Starsky and Hutch.</p>
Aug. 8, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST
I miss that deranged dude.
Aug. 9, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST
by dr sauch
Aug. 9, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST
a black guy. Not because it's wrong, it's just because they usually suck at it. Except for Michael Anthony Hall in Weird Science. Even black people in the audience were rolling after that brilliant showing by mister Hall.
Aug. 9, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST
..they're probably pathetic wannabe losers who come on here and spout a cheers! here and a Yank! there from their desk in Cleveland. First and foremost, the average Brit is nothing if not polite so these dickworms that come on here with jets aflame are local assholes who've been reading too much Preacher. There's a very simple reason Rugby players don't wear the same protective gear football players do: they don't hit, nor GET hit nearly as hard, obviously, even fully-protected NFL players have very abbreviated careers marked by constant pain and injury and then retire to years of therapy, surgeries and misery. Every time I see a Rugby match all the players are hunkered down in some interminable circle-jerk where NO ONE is getting hit, they just pppuuuuuuuuuuusssssssshhhhh real hard. Woopdeedoo. If England is so fucking great name the last 5 English movies to be released in American cinema's that grossed over 200 million dollars in their first 6 months of release that didn't have Harry Potter in their title. Hell, Dark Knight did that practically in it's first week. Don't even try it, politics sucks but America as a country kicks everyone's ass, and I know it's true because every swingin' dick and hairy pussy in the world wants to come here, if not to stay then they at least spend all their vacations here, you know they do so eat it American-style, with triple patties, 3 slices of American cheese and 4 strips of crispy peppere3d bacon, BITCHES.
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST
<rolling eyes smiley>
Aug. 10, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST
How come no thousands of reviews for Pineapple Express-this site has hyped every other Rogn shit-fest to death and now,nothing? Is it because it's shit and Harry is to scared to post his review in case it damages it's already mediocre B.O?
Aug. 10, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST
U.S `Football`=gay Rugby Basketball=Rounders Basketball=Netball. The last two are girls sports...
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST
That movie would NOT have been made in England the way it was here in the states, don't even try it. If it had the budget would have been like one eighth of what it was and it would have sucked, just like the overwelming majority of all sci-fi/action movies that come out of England suck. And they do. And you know it.
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
So America is great because they produce more expensive movies?Ooooookay.......we won't mention how great America is at `friendly fire`then,will we?....
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
i could care less about it, but i only care this much. i don't see a problem with that. i couldn't care any less about that particular topic. that's good too. people's grammar is the least of my problems, getting a good job, a place to live a nice girlfriend that's what i striving for. you can keep your language england, unfortunately spanish is becoming the new english where i live. and it ain't detroit.
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
Aug. 10, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST
No, not because they are more expensive, but because we spend the money necessary to bring the vision to the screen the way it should be, and sometimes it still sucks, but if you take every cool movie released this summer I don't remember seeing Guy Ritchie's name on any of them. Hell, even your all-mighty Beckham came crawling to L.A. eventually which, while we're on the subject, we'd all be VERY HAPPY for you to take back. Victoria actually manages to out-cheese L.A. and that's saying something. As far as 'friendly fire' goes that's politics and I believe I've already stated politics sucks. Surely even the most jaded Brit can't think for an instant that monkey-faced retard represents the will of the awesome American public. AIPAC runs Washington, I'm sure there's a House of Parlaiment version over there pulling your PM's strings right? Ask any American if they give a rat's ass about spending billions of tax dollars to support Zionism in the middle east, you'd probably have to spell it out for them but gotten down to basics they'd tell the Jews to F themselves, which is what needs to happen REAL QUICK before they blow up another ship of ours like the USS Cole, blame the Iranians and spark up WW3.
Aug. 10, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST
Im sorry for swearing. Seriously though man where is it?
Aug. 10, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST
Friendly fire is politics?Just representitive of a trigger happy nation.And as for your other bile regarding jews,I'll let other spank your scummy arse for that. The Beckhams,especially Victoria?The majority of us can't fucking stand them!
Aug. 10, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST
"bile regarding jews"? What bile? Israel DID attack the USS Cole, it's a fact, what about that is bile? Who in their right mind DOESN'T realize that AIPAC controls US politics? How is my "arse scummy" for being informed? OH, unless you're one of those pathetic bootlickers who think Israel is so sancrosanct that they are beyond reproach or criticism? Why don't YOU defend the Zionists if you love them so much? Me, I won't waste a dime, dollar or precious drop of my blood, nor the blood of those I love and care for over a country that treats people exactly the same way they were supposed to have been treated during WW2, but feel free to buy your ticket for WW3 when it sparks if you love Zionism so much, they'll be happy you did and you might want to bring your kids with you because it's gonna get messy. I welcome any reasonably-informed person to take me to task for calling it like it is, AIPAC hasn't taken away my right to free speech yet, though they are trying VERY HARD.
Aug. 11, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST
And now the thread drifts to anti-semitism! We have a new low!
Aug. 11, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST
if that were a real number, then im sure it would be a lot
Aug. 11, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST
Thats why I chose not to respond to the Nazi fuckwit anymore:)
Aug. 11, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST
I copied it...... A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away life was good and a movie named Star Wars rocked our god damned faces off. But those days are gone, in their place an endless stream of merchandising not meant for the average consumer, but the hyper specialized fan who still to this day must own everything and anything properly branded with the Star Wars logo. The inmates run the asylum now as Lucas long ago stopped listening to his soul as an artist - his heart as a storyteller – and has since begun listening to the slavering fanboys who cry themselves to sleep at night with their Darth Vader backpacks clutched close to their chests lest they separate it from their beating hearts. He’s long since stopped working with the geniuses of old, replacing them with young, idealistic artists who revere him as some sort of living Man-God and long to carry on his legacy rather than forging their own. He’s forgotten that the most important duty you have to your fanbase is not to give them what they want – but instead to give them what they REALLY want. Do the fanboys REALLY want a bunch of scenes of characters whose destinies we already know fly through a series of dogfights so their pretty ships can go PEWPEWPEW against lifeless moronic droids so incompetent you question the tenacity of anyone that would put them into service let alone fight a war with an army of them? Do the fanboys REALLY want to spend the next 20 years of their lives arguing that the movies they love don’t, in fact, suck the hair off of a nutless monkey? Do the fanboys REALLY want an animated television series not written for 30-year-old men, but easily amused 8 year olds on Saturday morning between bites of soggy Corn Puffs? Because that’s what they’re fucking getting with The Clone Wars. This. Is. Shit-ty. Everything that was wrong with the prequels is wrong again here. There’s not much reason to dredge out all those complaints again. The Prequels aren’t actually Star Wars movies. They’re Fanfic. Bad fanfic that tries to include every element you love about Star Wars without actually using those elements the way they were intended. And while some might argue that it can’t be fanfic if the original creator is involved, I would counter that the creator in question died a long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away. As an artist Lucas is entirely bankrupt, no longer able to conjure a single, tangible, original idea. And unlike other artists in his situation, he isn’t able to properly recycle the ones he had to begin with either. No, Star Wars is an ailing, dying beached whale of a property, too large to ignore but left too long in the sun to save. And the stench is unimaginable. So leave it to television writers to sit down and come up with a classic solution to lagging ratings. Their genius booster shot in the arm of suckdom? A plucky tween girl sidekick who keeps getting herself into trouble while being delightfully precocious and calling Anakin Darth fucking Vader himself Skyguy. Again. And again. And again. Every time this 14-year-old little monster opens her mouth to say something “witty” my jaw went slack and my eyes rolled into the back of my skull. She’s unbearable, absolutely excruciating to watch, and yet she finds herself in almost every scene of the film. She’s around so much I half expected her to pop up in scenes with the emperor or the Hutts, just stumbling into frame while saying something “cute” like “Oops, wrong door,” or “This isn’t the shuttle bay.” Seriously, the only way she could be any more annoying is if she added the word MEESA to the beginning of every sentence and BOMBAD to the end of it. You beginning to feel me? I get that they might be working towards a Luke Skywalker type transformation, but that doesn’t replace the fact that A) her very presence makes me want to punch the person nearest me in the face repeatedly and B) she will not, ever, play a part in the mythology of the original films or the fanfic prequel films at all, unless Lucas goes back in to tinker with them AGAIN. So odds are she will meet a bitter untimely end sometime later in the series, like randomly slamming into an asteroid like the Han Solo clone from Shadows of the Empire. If and when that happens, I MIGHT tune in. If I don’t just youtube the scene. Again. And again. And again. Then there’s the unending problem of putting characters in peril that we already know the fates of. Look, George. Having Anakin and Count Dooku have a dual ISN’T EXCITING. We already know what happens to Dooku. He died on screen YEARS AGO. We know he doesn’t die at the hands of Skywalker. Nor does Skywalker get so much as a scratch from him. We know this already. So why devote so much time to it, unless you’re completely out of ide Oh. The party’s over guys. The only one’s left here are the folks who haven’t realized it yet. I’m sure the Star wars fan forums are going to be aflutter with the revelations that Dooku once fought Anakin or that Anakin actually once went back to Tatooine, or that Jabba has an Uncle that - unlike other Hutt’s - sounds like a bad New Orleans piano player. But for the rest of us? This is just another episode in a long line of attempts to charge you for something you loved as a kid. I mean honestly, how much shit would we be giving Coppola if he had greenlit The Further Adventures of the Corleone’s? Because that’s what this is. Will I be watching the series? After an hour and a half of being bored to tears? Not on your life. That path leads only to fear and anger, and we all know that once you start down that path, there is no turning back. If you WANT this to be good rather than KNOWING it will be good, odds are you’re gonna be in the same boat as myself. This is no better than the Prequels. Scrub that hope out of your heart now. Until next time friends, smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em. Massawyrm
Aug. 11, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST
Same old bullshit, say something a Zionist doesn't like and hang the old anti-semitism label on,can't get any ideas or thoughts across then can you? That shit is tired and people like you two assholes are even more tired and your bullshit game is just about up. I don't see ANYONE leaping to the defense of Zionism on here, or didn't you two twats notice that? OH WAIT, you obviously DID notice that, that's why you trotted out the old standby's right? Pathetic. You don't defend Zionism, you just hang indefensable labels on people who differ from you and call it a day, it's classic. I wish I could meet you two asswipes face to face I'd show you a little righteous anger to go along with the facts you dickfaces can't debate. Hang a label on THAT.
Aug. 12, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST
Hehe, got some anger and hate in you don't ya! Your so cool dude. Did a Jew bang your sister or something?
Aug. 12, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
I think the reason no one took you to task on your anti-semitic rant was, I dunno, this is a thread on Tropic Thunder? LOL you stupid fuckwad!
Aug. 12, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST
Aug. 12, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST
One fact you spouted off about was the fact that the Cole was bombed by Israel and blamed on the Iranians. Crack a history book you dim witted neanderthal. Iran wasn't blamed. Al Qaida was held liable, as was the Sudanese government. I don't know where your hatred comes from but it really muddies your thoughts. You should try decaf.
Aug. 12, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST
My fault for actually speaking about two different incidences in the same sentance, that obviously confused your already overtaxed intellect. perhaps if you spent less time with some strange hobos balls in your mouth you'd have a better view of your monitor and would actually be able to understand what your betters are writing about. Why bother anyway? Al Qaida was created by the fucking CIA to start with douchebag, but I'm sure you already read that in your history book right? In between giving hand relief to your instructors? Why don't you forget about it loser? If I wanted to take the time I could crush you like a cheap oil can but I gotta work, which is probably something else you know nothing about.
Aug. 13, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST
Why are you blaing PeanutGallery for your incoherence? You said "Israel DID attack the USS Cole, it's a fact". And your defense is that you were speaking about two difference "incidences" (I assume you meant incidents) in the same "sentance"? How so? What exactly are you confusing things with? Even among the crackpots I haven't normally heard of people saying Israel had ANYTHING to do with the USS Cole bombing. Are you possibly confusing this with the USS Liberty?
Aug. 13, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
Swing and a miss. I like your assumptions. They make me laugh at how pathetic you seem. I don't need to flex my cyber muscle to out duel you, it's quite evident that the whole world hates you. Your anti-semitic, homophobic rants are quite entertaining. You have almost turned over every forum cliche there is! Your parents must be so proud of their little scrapper.
Aug. 13, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST
Freakin loved it.
Aug. 13, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST
So I guess a bunch of retards are upset about Ben Stiller's "Simple Jack" character. It's a fucking movie people!! Get over it! What are you all retarded? Oh yeah I guess you are.
Aug. 14, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST
best film. You have to watch it a couple of times. I saw on DVD after the critics killed it stone dead and I agreed with them. But I saw it again and I laughed myself sick. and saw it again and I laughed myself sick all over again. The scene with Stiller and wilson and the computer is priceless but by far and way the funniest thing is scene with Ferrell as Mugatu in office. Magutu: behold the derek zoolander museum for kids who cant read good but want to learn stuff. Zoolander: What is this?... a muesuem for ants, how can they read if they can even fit inside the building.
Aug. 14, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Waaaaay over-hyped. Very uneven script, pacing is bad. Unlikeable/unfunny characters (Jack Black, particularly).
Aug. 15, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
by Bob Dobbs
I just couldn't find that many laughs in this one. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't laugh-out-loud funny either. Maybe it was Jack Black's completely superfluous character.
Aug. 15, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST
i came in expecting big things. but maybe reading up on the film kinda killed it. i can count just a handful of times that i laughed, and most of those were during the "previews". how many times do we need to see ben stiller falling on the ground throwing his arms up in the air? props to all involved, but it's sad that it started feeling redundant half way through.
Aug. 15, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST
Definitely agree that this movie did not live up to the hype, and was not nearly as funny as the two other comedies with the same premise -- Three Amigos and Galaxy Quest. I enjoyed Tropic Thunder, but nothing in it was as funny as the fake trailers that opened the film. I also thought Tom Cruise looked awkward doing comedy.
Aug. 16, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST
I absolutely loved it! i thought rdj was great.pineapple express was very disappointing
Aug. 17, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST
"Tropic Thunder" had some good performances, some good, EVIL jokes and I didn't even hate Ben Stiller this time around. Downey was PERFECT. But, does anybody else think that it didn't go far ENOUGH? That there were FAR more cynical, underhanded typical moviebiz tactics that could've been lampooned that were left untouched? As far as satires of Hollywood go, this thing didn't have a patch on "The Player" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Certainly nowhere near "Team America".
Aug. 19, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST
Zoolander and Mystery Men are classic comedies.
Aug. 20, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST
Aug. 20, 2008, 7:15 a.m. CST
I liked RDJ in this movie, but all his good scenes were in the commercials/trailers ... I hate it when they do that. Everyone else was ok or a little annoying. I liked Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents and Zoolander. I also liked Jack Black in School of Rock. But in this movie, they were both annoying, uninteresting, and a little painful to watch at times. I was actually pretty hyped up to watch this movie due to Downey's involvement after the success of Ironman. I don't know ... it simply wasn't that funny. Watch Pineapple Express instead ... that movie actually had an interesting plot and the performances were good, genuine, and most importantly funny. James Franco played a really great stoner ... hilarious!
Aug. 22, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST
Those scenes with the studio people were not really funny, McConaughey continues to prove the unlikable airhead that he is, Cruise's whole shtick was how many creative ways can he curse and this is lazy writing. It was probably not a good idea to have two real life twits parody the negative aspects of both of their personalities, even in the name of comedy it still came off unlikable. More attention was needed for the jungle stuff like fleshing out Jack Black's character to something more than the crazy fat guy would have been better!
Aug. 27, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST
Well this has certainly been a talkback to sum up the best and worse of them. Despite hating online bitchfests, I have to say I was thoroughly enjoying the US vs. UK stuff. I'm a Brit (reluctantly - I'm Scottish) but the banter made me warm pleasantly to both sides of the argument. Shame it then took a much more unpleasant turn, but no country can be held accountable for every dickhead it spawns. And Ray - fair play for keeping the flag flying, mate, but referring to your 'English BUTT' doesn't help your argument. Shame on you, fella. Can I recommend the fabulous Nick Nolte flick North Dallas Forty for an insight into the NFL experience. (Why no films about rugby though, apart from This Sporting Life and the crap Up N Under?) Getting back to Tropic Thunder - good fun. But that fucking redband trailer! Gives away the last terrific joke pay-off, as well as a genuinely surprising early bath for one character. Annoying. Regarding drugs and Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder doesn't exactly skimp on that front either - Jack Black's cold turkey description of what he'd do for a hit is a definite highlight. Similarly, the blackface argument doesn't hold water. It is covered already in the film and should only offend those pricks who go with the sole intention of BEING offended, imho. And why not Downey Jr. for the Best Support Oscar? What comedy precedents do we have? Kevin Kline doing stereotyped Italian impressions? Mira Sorvino, Whoopi Goldberg and Marisa Tomei as broadly-(but admittedly brilliantly) played stereotypes? Hattie MacDaniel? Downey's character is set up for ridicule, but at least some sort of point is being made. And wonderfully acted, at that. ***MINOR SPOILER AHEAD*** And is it just me, or is he a ringer for Mel Gibson at the end, once he sheds his fake persona? Christ, you could DROWN in the irony.
Aug. 28, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST
by Fineus Fog
there wsa 3 other peole in the cinema (middle of the day - I should've been working, oh well) Yeah it was funny, but not but gustingly (hee hee) funny. Downey Jr ruled the school and Jack Black was suitably insane but I didnt laugh my ass off all the way thru. Maybe it was the lack of people in the theatre - I dont know. I did laugh a little too loud at the "Prop Head' bit and yes The Cruiser nailed it
Sept. 7, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST
I think that would have been a great pick.