Although it may not be a movie for everyone,
Tropic Thunder serves up some fine parody and performances,
especially the visceral imagery now prevalent in modern war films.
But it's Robert Downey, Jr. as an Australian
actor unable to break character while playing an African-American
soldier that makes it great comedy -- uneven, but very, very
funny at times.
Tropic Thunder is a wild story about a
big-budget war movie gone horribly wrong.
This action comedy looks at the misadventures
of a group of self-absorbed prima donna actors who, while attempting
to film a Vietnam jungle epic, mistakenly stumble into the middle
of a real-life drug war that doesn't conform to the rules of
on-location movie making.
The funny thing is they don't know it in
The picture is raunchy, outspoken, and
also involves a quick examination of art, fame, and the big business
of Hollywood make-believe.
The flick pretty much desecrates everything
that is sacred.
It also is offensive in many ways, especially
in appearance and the disadvantaged.