Dudes, I saw Tropic Thunder this weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, you MUST GO NOW! I should have immediately left the movie and gone home to write down everything I liked about it because now all I can really remember is just laughing my a-s-s off for 2 hours. Ok, not exactly. Here are a few choice nuggets that I can remember (but I will try not to give too much away because I don't want to ruin it):
- The fake trailers and commercial at the very beginning. So awesome and so funny.
- The cameos and other amazing casting coups: Steve Coogan (who you also MUST SEE in Hamelt 2-- Don't wait! Go now!), Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Hader, Jay Baruchel, Tom Cruise... which brings me to my next point:
- Tom Cruise. Oh my god, you guys. I had heard that he was amazingly funny, but I had no idea. He was f-ing brilliant. Perhaps he was able to be so funny because he wasn't technically himself; after all, he was unrecognizable in all that make-up. Whatever it was, it worked. I completely lost it when he and Bill Hader started dancing around to Flo Rida's "Low." For me, that was the best part of the entire movie.
- The "full retard" conversation between Robert Downey, Jr. and Ben Stiller. Controversial? Yes. Politically incorrect? Most definitely. Hilarious? Awwww yeah.
- Robert Downey, Jr. and his mad acting skillz. I am a little biased, though, because I love RDJ and I want to mate with him. If I had a list of the 5 people I could blahblahblah, he would be sandwiched right between Peter Krause and some unholy combination of Michael Phelps, Jon Stewart, and Tina Fey. Wait... hold on a second.... oh my.
- Tiny Chinese kid stabbing Tugg Speedman in the back.
- Simple Jack and his head movies that make his eyes rain.
Speaking of eye rain, I cried no less than 4 times during this movie. Which I think is really the best descriptor of how funny it actually was. Prior to this, the most I had ever cried in a movie was 3 times during Old School. This was a record that I thought would never be broken, but Tropic Thunder did it. AND HOW! So, you could say, that Tropic Thunder is to comedy as Michael Phelps is to Olympic records. Or, you know, that it's a really funny movie and you should really go see it and shit.