“Tropic Thunder”

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FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Last night I got to see the comedy movie, “Tropic Thunder” which stars Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Night at the Museum), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, The Big Year), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes), Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon, This is the End), Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Fast & Furious), Steve Coogan (Philomena, The Other Guys), Danny McBride (Your Highness, Pineapple Express), Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hot Rod), Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line, Warrior), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Mud), Brandon Soo Hoo (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Ender’s Game), and Tom Cruise (Oblivion, Top Gun). This movie is about a film crew that is shooting a movie in Southeast Asia based off of the fake Vietnam-war memoir of the same name, “Tropic Thunder”. The movie stars Tugg Speedman (Stiller), which played in the hit movie series “Scorcher”, Jeff Portnoy (Black) which played in the hilarious comedy movie “The Fatties”, and five-time Oscar winner Kirk Lazarus (Downey Jr.) who played in a bunch of movies including “Satan’s Alley”. Even though they are early in shooting, they are falling behind schedule and they are over budget. Because the actors aren’t putting much emotion in the movie, the director Damien Cockburn (Coogan) decides to take the actors out into the real jungle set up with secret cameras where they have to survive in the wilderness to build up character, getting the idea from the book’s author, Four Leaf Tayback (Nolte). When he takes them out in the middle of the jungle though, Damien steps on a real mine blowing himself up. It turns out that the location that they put the actors in is next to a village of drug dealers who see them as a threat and try to kill them. Thinking that they are still shooting in a  movie, the actors hike through the jungle acting like they are in war not having a clue that they can actually get killed. I thought that the movie was good. It was funny, the special effects were good, and I liked how the movie was star-studded. The cons of this movie are the language, which was a lot of bad words, and there were some uses of drugs in it. It is a rated R movie though, so that kind of stuff is expected. FINAL SCORE: 83%= Juicy Popcorn

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