47. Tropic Thunder (2008)

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7.4 Idiotic but fun
  • Acting 7.6
  • Directing 7.3
  • Story 7.2
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Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black

Director: Ben Stiller

Running Time: 107 mins


Tropic Thunder is an American film about a group of actors making a film about the Vietnam War being sent into the jungles of Vietnam to create a real-life action story.

I have to say that this film was just really annoying to watch. Obviously, it was funny throughout, as well as being completely ridiculous, but every scene seemed to me as if it was designed to be irritating.

I enjoyed the special effects and everything, as well as the actors (except for Robert Downey Jr., who was beyond annoying in this movie), and it was initially very funny, however, as it went on, it became less and less comedic and more distorted, except for the ending scene, which was spectacularly spectacular and hilarious.

The story was evidently a total cliché, however it seemed as if the writers were able to change this at points, with many unexpected jokes and twists throughout, which I welcomed with joy.

This gets a 7.4 because it was on the one hand funny and stupid, yet extremely frustrating and clichéd for me…

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