I saw Tropic Thunder last night. Tropic Thunder is the latest Ben Stiller movie that follows five actors who are filming a war flick who get stuck in a real jungle mixing it up with a guerilla drug gang.
This movie was funny. Robert Downey Jr. is an Australian who undergoes a medical procedure to darken his skin in order to play an African American soldier. "He is a dude who plays a dude who looks like another dude." LOL It's great to see Robert Downey Jr. making a comeback. He's an excellent actor.
Jack Black plays a heroin addict who goes through withdrawals in the jungle and is thrilled when they run into the Asian heroin gang.
Tom Cruise plays the movie studio mogul who's in charge of releasing the movie. I am not a fan of Tom (I think he's a WEIRDO in real life) but he did a great job in Tropic Thunder. In all of Tom's scenes I was laughing my ass off.
Ben Stiller can put out some stinkers but this one had plenty of laughs. His character was the "Ben Affleck" of the movie, you know, a meathead with a few hits but the star is falling. His character was the only one I didn't like.
There are other good performances in this movie (Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughy, Danny McBride). And Jon Voight, Lance Bass and Jennifer Love Hewitt all had cameos. I give it an A-.