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    October 24, 2008


    English (18PL) 23 October 2008

    Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures

    Running Time:
    approx. 107 minutes

    Director: Ben Stiller

    Producer: Ben Stiller, Eric McLeod, Stuart Cornfeld

    Writer: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Ethan Cohen

    Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Steve Coogan, Nick Nolte, Danny McBride, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise

    Plot: Action superstar Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is cast in an extremely expensive war movie. He sets out to Southeast Asia with his co-stars that include a diverse mix of famous actors including an Oscar-winning actor, Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Junior) and Jeff Portnov (Jack Black) the star of a popular comedy franchise. As soon as production begins the actors are forced to become real soldiers in order to survive the jungle. "Tropic Thunder" boasts an impressive line up of A-list stars including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Matthew McConaughey.

    My Verdict:

    Green Tea says:
    It's not easy been a Hollywood star. That's the point Ben is making. If you think it is easy, try this - one have an issue about his dwarfing career, another with his obsession over the character he is playing, while another one with his drug problem. All of those, does it sound like Hollywood? This is an all-star studded movie - all of the people here are absolutely noticable, famous and of course the star-power is god-damn high!! The best of all, they are witty and cracky funny and awesome...too many pleasing words to describe them. Ben Stiller is comical as always, Jack Black is crazy as usual with his imaginary idea while Robert the Iron Man is adjusting with his Afro look to become wicky!! Their combination has made it the best Comedy of The Year. Don't forget about the boy who plays as the king-pin of the gang. He's awesome as well.

    Not only that, the formula to include an unique storyline that nobody else have before. It is certainly not the "Most Expensive War Movie Never Made" but been more of been the "Craziest and Amazing Theme" they have ever have. The theme of this movie - it is amovie about a blunder war film was made under real threats. Sounds unique, don't they? The lines are good, and the chemistry between the actors are perfect. Good jokes and cool trademarks. Wicky stuffs I have to say about the plot...it makes sense even the story doesn;t really making the sense here. This is a movie that can make you laugh even before the movie starts to role.

    Based on Ben's experience, this is a good writing and directing for our first timer Ben Stiller. With heavily promoted, the film works well with the formula of funniness!! The effect may be a little out of place, but they are still a bang. No doubt, it will be a surprise if it is not in the top 10 best movie of the year!!

    CAST -4.5 stars
    STORYLINE - 4.0 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 4.0 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.5 stars!!
    an overall >> 4.0 stars
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