'Tropic Thunder' Review By The CryptKeeper

Oh... I don't read the script, the script reads me.
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Very few movies make me laugh, and I think just about everyone on this site knws my outlook on comedys. All they are is sex, sex, sex, and more sex. Exaples: Superbad, Scary Movie, Collage, need I list more? Unfortunatly, this had a few jokes scattered throughout the film, but I have learned that I can never win. So, having learned that, I saw Tropic Thunder. I am so glad I did. It is a non-stop laugh riot!

I heard in numerous places that Tom Cruise was the best part in the movie. That is not true. The best part of the movie would be Robert Dowwney Jr. He is one of my favorite actors, and his "contriversal surgery" was hysterical. The only thing is, because he was "in the character" I couldn't understand what he was saying all the time, but I think that's the way it was suppose to be.

I didn't use to care about Ben Stiller all that much, but just recently, I am starting to see how talented he really is. Tropic Thunder shows his talent. He wrote, directed, produced, and, (duh) starred in the movie! To me that's talent! Especially when you have to try to be as funny as he is in this movie.

Now, I know many of you hate Jake Black, and if you are one of them, you better not see this movie, because let me tell you, you will most likely walk out of the theater. Personally, I like him, especially in this film, but I can see him getting on many people's nerves. Especially at the beginning, when they have "fake" trailers.

Like I said when I was talking about Robert Downey Jr, Tom Cruise is not that funny. Sure he has him moments, but he dances, twice, and that was not funny, that was RETARDED. I will say they did a good job on the make-up because he is overweight in this movie, and I know he isn't in real life.

Matthew McCaughney (spelling?) playes a very likeable character in here. Normally I don't care for him too much, but in this I do. He is the only one who cares about Stiller's carrer and life, when no one elese does. I just don't like his name in the movie, and you'll know when you see the film.

I don't see too many movies that deserve 5 stars, though sometimes I give it a 5, but Tropic Thunder deserves a 5! That's for damn sure!

No sh*t!

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Comments (26)

  1. The CryptKeeper

    strange... very strange. i really don't know what to tell ya, but at least it's saved, so when movieweb's glitch is gone, then you can post it.

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  2. T.Clark

    I have it saved. I've tried it idk how many times. I should just post it on a thread lmao

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  3. The CryptKeeper

    that has happened to me in the past, but I just posted my review for a movie just a few seconds ago, so maybe it's working. IDK

    What I do is, before I submit my revew, I copy it, so in case I loose it, I have it copied, so I can try it again.

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  4. T.Clark

    I still can't post my damn review for this and it's one of my best yet

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  5. The CryptKeeper

    I hope you get to, Duke

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  6. Raoul Duke

    Can't wait to see this.

    7 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  7. du gangsta

    crapy revew. my tropic tunder revew iz beter den dis shyt

    7 years agoby @dugangstaFlag

  8. slysnide

    Yeah, I saw Ben Stiller giving an interview to some British guy with a black curtain behind them on KVIE/PBS around midnight sometime last week. Ben seemed to be getting really in depth with the whole explanation of the characters, though that would only be good for those who HADN'T seen the film, which I already had.

    And yeah, I finally got a new high speed computer. Virus free. That's why I've been offline for the past month. We decided to just not pay the dial up bill and wait for them to cancel us untill we bought a new one, and we stopped paying it in May. Ordering took some weeks. Apparently lots of people did the same thing years back when high speed first came around. So no more 90 minute "2 minute trailer" downloads!

    7 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  9. The CryptKeeper

    Well, sly, I thougt you were gone, welcome back!!

    9 years, huh. wow.

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  10. slysnide

    You know that Ben Stiller spent 9yrs writing the script for this movie. Yep. 9yrs. I couldn't believe it either. Hence why I think it coulda been better at times. Like it needed some more of Lazarus leading the jungle trek in his character. Imagine how much farther they coulda taken him. Still good though.

    Review coming soon.

    7 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  11. The Dark Knight

    I like Tom even though what he believes in

    7 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  12. The CryptKeeper

    Neither did I on Tom Cruise and Matt McCaunghey.

    And ya, sure I'll get better, but your reviews are like triple this! And I mean I kinda took your style because of the character bios and the title of my review is a quote from the movie. Though sometimes I do that anyways.

    ao, thanks for the encouragement, but...

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  13. Vamp

    No problem, I didn't really notice, and whatdya mean, "that'll never happen?" I'm sure you'll get better than me sometime. lol. You know until I'd read some reviews I'd had no clue that Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey was in this.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  14. The CryptKeeper

    thank you very much! I think my writings are improving. Maybe in a year or 2 I will be as good as you! lol. That'll never happen.

    Sorry, I kinda copied your style of review, and didn't realise it till now.

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  15. Vamp

    Great review Crypt! Your best yet!

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  16. The CryptKeeper

    Well, thank you. I too hate people that have a one sentence review saying "this movie is fu*king awesome and i love it" that usually includes many spelling errors and grammar mistakes. Quite UNLIKE your reviews, moviebuff.

    Glad you liked the review, and thank you. I am glad I gave this a 5. ;)

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  17. MovieBuff

    Yes sir... although I may disagree with some of the reviewers on this website, I have the upmost respect for views. I like to say... "let's just agree to disagree" haha

    I DO like the way you support your views... real nice. There are some reviewers who just say "its an awesome movie" but don't back it up. You did.

    Since I don't think its a "perfect" movie... maybe I wouldn't have even commented on your review if you had given it 4 1/2 stars...so maybe its good you gave it 5... cause it sparked this conversation.

    So... I may disagree with the rating... but I liked the review. Good job.

    7 years agoby @moviebuff123Flag

  18. The CryptKeeper

    thank you for respecting my opinion, and i too respect yours

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  19. The CryptKeeper


    Yes, not perfect movie. I see you gave it 3.5. Hmmm... I think it deserves more for a few reasons. Mainly because while Robert stole the show, Ben did just about everything to make this movie got out there. THAT itself deserves credit, which I dont think its getting.

    Also, it is sooo hard to make me laugh. I see previews for all these comedy movies coming out. I just sit there and go "that was funny?" But with Tropic Thunder, I said "That was funny!"

    See the puncuation mark difference.

    While I agree with a different role for Tom Cruise, i dont know aout a good one. Sure it was funny that they were gonna leave him there for money and a plane, and when he was swearing at thos dragon guys, but when he turned on that God-awful song and danced, I was saying "That was funny?" with a question mark.

    So in my opinion, 5 stars because its hard to make me laugh (unless its british) and Ben Stiller deserves kudos because he wrote, directed, produces, and starred in the 5 star film-


    does that help with my opinion, moviebuff?

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  20. MovieBuff

    This is NOT a 5 star movie. There is no way this is one of the best films of all-time. That's what 5 stars means... its a perfect or slightly less than perfect movie. It's not.

    I'm glad you really liked the movie Crypt, in fact, so did I... but FIVE stars? No.

    Agree with the Downey Jr comment... he was great. Disagree with the Tom Cruise comment... he was great. That character was out of his normal roles and he did very well.

    We all have our different opinions... and I respect yours... but I don't see how you can view this movie perfect or even near perfect. It had quite a few flaws.

    7 years agoby @moviebuff123Flag

  21. The CryptKeeper

    thanks, you were right. you have good taste in movies, and so far seem to know what I would like

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  22. Lone Wolf

    Great review. Told you, you would enjoy it.

    7 years agoby @54729Flag

  23. The CryptKeeper

    Dr. Phil... lol

    I DO see what you mean. There are stupid parts, like Tom Cruise dancing like a retard, and when Jack Black was tied to the tree, and Ben Stiller wanting to stay with the whatever dragons, but I guess you are not as forgiving as I am, Phat. lol

    7 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  24. Phatlightning

    well everyone thanks you for opinion dr. phil

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  25. dille 101

    well if you ask me i think its a great review!

    7 years agoby @dille101Flag

  26. Phatlightning

    see, now I have to disagree with you. This movie, for reasons you mentioned, does NOT deserve 5 stars. Tom Cruise for one, he was funny in his swearing portions however in the dance sequences I just found myself asking "why?"

    Also, Jack Blacks character was funny whilst in character, but out of it as the druggy actor who needs his fix, it was rather retarded.

    You are right in saying that Robert Downey made this movie what it was though.. he was hilarious. Some people believe he wouldn't have been as funny or w/e if Iron Man hadnt come out prior, well thats just bullsh*t. The man has talent oozing out of his eyes. Ben Stiller was funny as well but again, this movie does not deserve 5 stars.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag