Tropic Thunder – Robert Downey Jr. is Obama-ish!

Posted: December 22, 2008 in comedy, Moog's Reviews, Tropic Thunder

Eh.

That’s pretty much all I can say about after this movie showed up from Netflix:

Tropic Thunder


I had high hopes for this one.

Jack Black.

Ben Stiller.

Robert Downey Jr
. made up as a black guy.

(Wait…is it ‘black guy’ or ‘African American’? Colored? Obama-ish? What can I call them these days without offending them? Um…actually…nevermind…I’m probably too late now.)

The plot is comprised of a bunch of movie actors trying to make a Vietnam war movie.

However, to make it more realistic, the director dumps them into the jungle which is, ironically, actually still full of enemy soldiers.

That, in a nutshell, is Tropic Thunder.

In the end, I was, like:

“eh.”

I laughed out loud quite a bit, I have to admit.

However, what surprised me was HOW FUCKING GROSS some of the scenes were. I mean, disturbingly, graphically, over-the-top nasty gross.

We’re talking “Tonya Harding Porno” gross (click to be nastified…or don’t, and save your sanity).

Gross.


In the end, I have to say that I DID laugh…but was totally on the fence after watching this.

The saving grace of this entire movie is actually BEFORE the movie.

You get ‘movie trailers’.

The kicker here is that they are “fake” movie trailers from each actor in Tropic Thunder…each one more hilarious than the one before it.

Robert Downey’s is classic. Classic.

Then the movie starts.

Eh.

My Score:/span>

1-1/2 Mooge Splats (Out of a possible four)


Now..excuse me…

I have to petition the movie studios to have them make that Robert Downey Jr. flick.

Looks awesome.

Moog out.

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