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View Poll Results: Grade Tropic Thunder
A+ 6 16.22%
A 9 24.32%
A- 8 21.62%
B+ 6 16.22%
B 5 13.51%
B- 0 0%
C+ 0 0%
C 1 2.70%
C- 0 0%
D+ 0 0%
D 1 2.70%
D- 1 2.70%
F 0 0%
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Old August 17 2008, 06:50 AM   #31
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Was Tom Cruise's part really a cameo? I thought cameo's were usually only a breif part in one scene, like the two at the very end.
Extended cameo is more like it. He was in about 3-4 scenes, coming up on close to ten minutes of screen time.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:44 PM   #32
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It's knocked The Dark Knight from the top of the weekend box office.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:50 PM   #33
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It's knocked The Dark Knight from the top of the weekend box office.
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Old August 17 2008, 07:37 PM   #34
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I'm actually disappointed by Tropic Thunder's numbers. It barely did $30 million for the weekend and not including the Wednesday and Thursday takes I was hoping for something in the $40 million range.

Oh, well. It still did pretty respectable business regardless. And it did dethrone The Dark Knight. Which I guess isn't saying much, since any movie at this rate would have done it, with the juggernaut at the #1 spot for four weeks, it was bound to happen.
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Old August 17 2008, 08:30 PM   #35
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I just got back from the US and saw Tropic Thunder the night before I left. It's brilliant!! I haven't laughed so much in a long time. A rating, without a doubt.

It's my not my favourite summer movie, WALL-E stlll holds that title but it's probably in second place along with Iron Man. TDK comes in 3rd or 4th.
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Old August 19 2008, 07:10 PM   #36
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I kept meaning to post here already. I saw the movie last Friday night and give it a solid B grade.

I liked it just slightly better than Pineapple Express.
RDJ was awesome as the Aussie playing the black dude. Even when he came out of being the black dude at the end he acted still with an Australian accent. So while Stiller, Black et al were just using their own voice RDJ was still "acting" as someone else more believably.

The shine on Tom Cruise had tarnished some bit over the last few years for me and it was great to see him once again be enjoyable on film. His combined 15 or so minutes of screen time was great!

The last comedy of the calendar summer I'm going to see is Rocker with Rainn Wilson so I'm hoping for a solid film there. Based on stories I seem to have done well picking my summer comedies as I've not been let down with Get Smart, PE or TT. I passed on Zohan and Guru.
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Old August 19 2008, 08:34 PM   #37
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Saw it a second time yesterday. (Better sound, caught more dialogue).

One of my new favorite lines: "Just because it's a theme song don't mean it's not true!"

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Old August 19 2008, 08:43 PM   #38
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I am partial at the moment to "I'm a lead farmer, mother fucker!"
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Old August 19 2008, 08:52 PM   #39
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Re: Tropic Thunder Grading and Discussion - Spoilers.

I love how after Lazarus yells at the kid to just spit the plan out he makes a series of facial expressions trying to, I guess, "realign" his character.
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Old August 19 2008, 08:57 PM   #40
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kudos to RDJ for playing the most characters in the film!
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Old August 20 2008, 05:52 AM   #41
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Just saw it. Really enjoyed it. While it was a great concept and there were some knockout moments, the movie was a bit uneven.

I wonder why the cut out the Alpa Chino scene from the trailer where he wanted to act all Wesley Snipes coming out of the chopper.

The people I went with didn't know who Lance Bass was, so that joke fell really flat. I don't remember Alicia Silverstone at the Oscars. Where was she? Also, Jennifer Love Hewitt looked hot.

Who was the fifth actor for Best Actor -- Hanks, Penn, Voight, "Speedman" and...?
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Old August 20 2008, 06:38 AM   #42
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^I think it was Kirk Lazarus, actually.
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Old August 20 2008, 03:35 PM   #43
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^I think it was Kirk Lazarus, actually.
I don't think Lazarus was up there -he wouldn't be presenting an award that he was up for. Tobey Mcguire was up there for his role in "Satan's Alley."
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Old August 21 2008, 06:32 AM   #44
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Re: Tropic Thunder Grading and Discussion - Spoilers.

Just watched it. Limited Internet access... so, I'll just say, perhaps one of the best "anti"-War films ever (no, not in the war is hell sense). It takes shots from so many Vietnam war films that it's the epitome of pastiche done well.

Then the fact that it turns into a parody of itself when it references "Heart of Darkness" at the end? Fucking eh.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:49 PM   #45
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Not sure if everyone's seen the mockumentary viral site for this movie that spoofs Heart of Darkness big-time:

rainofmadness.com

The interviews with Lazarus (moving in with the real Osiris' family!) are hilarious
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