I didn’t think Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” was all that funny when I first saw the first pictures of it, but I’ll be damn if it hasn’t, slowly but surely, grown on me. First of all, just the notion of Robert Downey Jr. playing an actor who “surgically enhances” his face to look like a black man just so he can play a character in the film’s movie-within-a-movie is just downright hilarious. What, he never heard of script changes? Check out the Red Band trailer for “Tropic Thunder”.
You feeling it yet?
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny R. McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, and directed by Ben Stiller.
Feel the thunder August 15, 2008.