Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Movie #63 - Tropic Thunder

Day #63

Tropic Thunder
If you so much as don't even smirk at the end of this movie ... then you must not have a sense of humor! Because this is one of the funniest movies of the past decade.

This movie relied heavily on the comic prowess of its actors who brought to screen some really twisted "prima donna actors". While Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Danny McBride and Reggie Lee were quite funny; these guys - Robert Downey Jr., Brandon Soo Hoo and Tom Cruise - made Tropic Thunder a comic hit. RDJ as Kirk Lazarus (the dude  playing a dude disguised as another dude) and Cruise as Les Grossman are two really really really funny characters, their scenes instantly lightened the movie as both actors really stepped up their game.

Tom Cruise as Les Grossman
Tropic Thunder is a unique mockumentary in the way it introduces the characters and plays on the lengths an actor would go to portray a character, also including the serious insecurities these "stars" have. It also has some really wild special effects which complemented the movie well especially when it began to wear out.

A really funny movie.