Friday, January 2, 2009


Number 9 - Tropic Thunder

So completely unlike President Bush, Tropic Thunder divided people. I read plenty or words from people who HATED this thing. Personally, I thought it was damn funny. If you're one of the people that didn't like it, that's great. I remain unapologetic about liking this.

The trailers at the beginning gave it a great start. Robert Downey Jr. was pretty awesome and funny, though the trailers (for Tropic Thunder, not in Tropic Thunder) gave away many of his best lines. I could have done without Jack Black; he didn't work for me. The lead actors in supporting roles, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Cruise, gave some of their best performances ever, and i would be willing to bet that at least two out of those three will never be funnier.

Maybe one of the reasons I did like it so much was because of the "retard" protests. I didn't see Tropic Thunder until probably its second or third week of release, so I had time to read about the people who had such a big problem with Ben Stiller's Simple Jack. So, of course, I thought it was funny. I ate up the forbidden fruit. Downey's "Never Go Full Retard" was sweet.

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