Tropic Thunder

release year: 2008
genre: comedy/action
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/22/08

synopsis: A group of actors are playing tough guys in a movie they're filming, but end up actually trapped in a hostile jungle country with actual hostile native soldiers trying to kill them.

impressions: It had a lot of funny moments (including many that parodied or referenced other movies) but it also had slow or stupid parts. Basically you need to decide if you want to watch a movie about a bunch of wimpy actors who play tough guys...actually having to BE tough guys in order to survive.

things to watch for: the fake trailers at the beginning (which showed what sort of movies each actor was famous for)

something this movie has that no other movie has: an American actor playing an Australian actor who dons blackface to play a black character

acting: Ben Stiller was the tough guy actor. Robert Downey Jr was the Australian method actor. Jack Black was the wild and crazy flatulent actor.

final word: Somewhat entertaining.

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