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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 21 2008, 04:48 PM   #46
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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
Just watched a handful of these, hillarious. I grow more impressed with RDJ. I hope these, or a "more complete" documentary is in the DVD.

One question though:
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Old August 21 2008, 05:06 PM   #47
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In either case, it's still hilarious about Lazarus shacking up with the family for however-long. The "baptism" and magic-marker bit had me rolling in the floor...not to mention praying to Anubis (not to take a giant dump on them)
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Old August 21 2008, 05:37 PM   #48
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In either case, it's still hilarious about Lazarus shacking up with the family for however-long. The "baptism" and magic-marker bit had me rolling in the floor...not to mention praying to Anubis (not to take a giant dump on them)
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Old August 21 2008, 05:47 PM   #49
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Old August 21 2008, 08:34 PM   #50
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Funnily enough, the guy playing Jan Jurgen, the documentary filmmaker, is Justin Theourx, who wrote Tropic Thunder.
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Old August 21 2008, 08:44 PM   #51
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Yeah I noticed that... I can't wait to see what he does with the Iron Man 2 script
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Old August 22 2008, 02:10 AM   #52
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I think it was boring. The only time I laughed was when Tom Cruise was on screen.
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Old August 25 2008, 11:18 PM   #53
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After watching this movie, I'm thinking The Hardy Men shouldn't be Cruise and Stiller -- it should be Cruise and Downey.
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Old August 26 2008, 02:20 AM   #54
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After watching this movie, I'm thinking The Hardy Men shouldn't be Cruise and Stiller -- it should be Cruise and Downey.
No argument there. I don't find Stiller that funny at all. He was the least funniest guy in Tropic Thunder.
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Old September 15 2008, 08:19 AM   #55
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Timothy P. Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, who led a boycott of Tropic Thunder (boy, that sure worked), asked Congress (yes, that Congress) for a resolution to condemn the movie as hate speech. Anyone know what became of that?
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Old September 15 2008, 03:17 PM   #56
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Didn't know that about Shriver.

At any rate Tropic Thunder crossed the $100m mark this weekend.
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Old September 15 2008, 03:30 PM   #57
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I'm not sure what happened to that proposed resolution, but when it's glaringly obvious that the whole "Simple Jack" thing and the "never go Full Retard" conversation is a satirical jab at actors and the industry they work in, it seems that someone, somewhere is missing the point entirely.
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Old September 15 2008, 03:39 PM   #58
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Timothy P. Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, who led a boycott of Tropic Thunder (boy, that sure worked), asked Congress (yes, that Congress) for a resolution to condemn the movie as hate speech. Anyone know what became of that?
I think we've this little thing called the First Amendment which will get in the way.

Is this reatard going to get every movie, TV show, book, song and other piece of work that uses the word "retard" in it condemed as hate speech?
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Old September 15 2008, 04:41 PM   #59
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Timothy P. Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, who led a boycott of Tropic Thunder (boy, that sure worked), asked Congress (yes, that Congress) for a resolution to condemn the movie as hate speech. Anyone know what became of that?
Probably nothing, because that's retarded.

Kudos to TT for passing 100mil! I saw it again last week, and it was even better (caught lots of dialogue I missed the first time around due to laughing)
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Old September 17 2008, 03:04 AM   #60
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I finally saw it the other day, and laughed my ass off. Most enjoyable comedy I"ve seen all summer. Oh, and don't forget about Danny McBride the Pyro operator, that guy had a lot of good scenes as well.

Loved the fake trailers, the movie within a movie idea, RDJ, and Tom Cruise. I even enjoyed Matthew Mcougheny(?). This is probably been some of his best work in a long time. I heard that his part was originally made for Owen Wilson, but this was about the same time Wilson was having some personal problems, so MM filled the role. And I think that they were better for it. I think it would have fell flat with Wilson.

And I love how Stiller always manages to throw some kind of Trek refrence in his movies. Hell the name of his production company comes from Return of the Archons.

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