1. Thursday, August 21, 2008

    tropic thunder 

    directed by ben stiller
    starring robert downey jr., jack black, ben stiller, nick nolte, bill hader, matthew mcconaughey, tyra banks, and tom cruise as les grossman

    hot chick wanted to go to the movies. ended up at the vista by my house. 7pm show. good sized crowd for a wednesday night.

    got in a little late cuz chickie was being a chickie. turned out some of the previews are actually fake previews for the movie. dont be late.

    didnt realize till at the end of the movie, but ben stiller directed this. pretty damn good for a guy whos last shot at the helm was zoolander, which wasnt bad either.

    tropic thunder isnt all that. its better than most, but thats nothing to crow about. when you have robert downey and jack black and half of hollywood trying to be funny, it should be funny shouldnt it? plus ben stillers funny so you’re half way home.

    tropic thunder is a love story about a man who has lost himself. hes having an identity crisis and it takes the chaos of war for him to reach self discovery. thats what i told dategirl as i was trying to take her bra off left handed in the vons parking lot.

    she disagreed.

    tropic thunder is an action movie, she said, where the only person getting any action is gonna be your right hand if you dont step off and let me dig into these gummi worms.

    dont call it a gummi worm i pouted.

    i used to have a manager at e! whos word i always relied on, especially about movies because she is a stuntwoman. she said that when jack black is the lead in the film its a meh film, but when he has a supporting role hes super funny and everythings perfect. gotta say it was hard to choose whether black or downey stole the show more often, but i think its gotta go to ironman cuz he was able to do the blackface thing without being offensive, which is almost an impossible trick.

    sadly the film sorta fell apart halfway through when it became a parody of itself which is why i give it a reluctant thumbs up, mostly to encourage people to watch the mastery of downey, who actually gave a better performance in this movie than in ironman cuz really how hard is it to act like ironman?