Tropic Thunder

Title: Tropic Thunder
Year: 2008
Director: Ben Stiller
Writers: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux & Etan Cohen
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson
Music: Theodore Shapiro
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Downey)
Length: 107 minutes
Synopsis: actors filming a Vietnam movie get lost in the jungle
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), January 2009
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay)
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for pacing) c. 3.3/4 (Very good)

I don’t understand why reactions to this movie were so extreme (both positive and negative). It’s just a typical dumb Ben Stiller movie. Robert Downey Junior is very funny, and Tom Cruise in a bald cap is worth seeing a movie for, but mostly it’s just filler.


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: