Monday, September 1, 2008

Tropic Thunder - Movie Review

Tropic Thunder (R) 107 minutes C+
Fun...but wildly uneven
Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Jay Baruchel, Matt Levin, Andrea De Oliveira, Reggie Lee, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Cruise

Watching Tropic Thunder was like watching an all-star game- lots of star power and a plethora of talent; but mostly show and not a lot of chemistry and/or substance.

Rarely do we remember the score or who won the NFL Pro Bowl or the NBA All-Star game after their over, but it's fun to watch when it's happening. Well, that's Tropic Thunder in a nutshell.

Outside of Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr, I probably won't remember much about this film two weeks from now. Yes, I was entertained, but this is not the type of film I'll think about after leaving the theater. Some of the comedy is pretty funny, while some of it is pretty stupid... but then again, it's suppose to be stupid (it's a satire on Hollywood).

I must say, it's one of the most original comedies I've seen all year and one stop shopping for fans of Ben Stiller comedies, satire, and action films.

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