Sunday, September 07, 2008

That man's a national treasure

I saw Tropic Thunder today, and I was extremely entertained.  This movie is very clever, very pointed in is satire, and very hilariously over-the-top.  From the graphic violence to the extraordinarily un-PC humor, Tropic Thunder pulls no punches.

The whole cast is funny, but of course Robert Downey Jr. goes above and beyond and must be seen to be believed.  But the absolute scene-stealer is Tom Cruise, who plays a fat, bald, hairy, foul-mouthed movie producer.  The final scene of the film, in which he dances to hip hop, is absolutely hilarious, and this is the kind of role that goes a  long way toward Cruise's career re-invention.


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