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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 September 17 2008, 07:22 AM   #61
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Re: Tropic Thunder Grading and Discussion - Spoilers.

LOL -- great lines throughout! Most of that dialogue should be ringtones. Saw it again tonight -- check the Vulcan ears on McConaughehkshdes'(?!) desk.
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Old December 12 2010, 07:18 PM   #62
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Saw this last night and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It had the typical Ben Stiller brand of humor which I like and Tom Cruise did a fantastic job, but for whatever reason, the whole thing felt a bit empty and generic. Maybe it played better two years ago in the threatre. I don't know.

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I'll give them credit for the all-star cast. This movie did what The Expendables failed to do.

Love Jack Black's lightning jacket by the way.

Actually, as much as I'm impressed that they put together such a cast, maybe that's part of the problem I have with the movie. It comes off as too much of a star vehicle. I know it's trying to make fun of that sort of thing, but still...

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While I think his character (and credit-dance) was pretty funny, Tom Cruise is still not cool.
The best scenes came from Tom Cruise, but that dance at the very end was just plain stupid.
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Old December 12 2010, 08:42 PM   #63
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Holy Necro-post, Batman!

I still enjoy this movie, RDJ cracks my shit up.
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Old December 12 2010, 08:50 PM   #64
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I think I'm the only person who liked Jack Black the most in this. For me the funniest scene that got the biggest laugh was Jack Black's begging while he was tried to a tree. I agree some of the humour was a bit forced (and I also thought Tom Cruise's schtick was, while funny at times, a bit overdone), but given what passes for comedy these days, I think this is one of the better comedies to come out in recent years.
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Old December 13 2010, 12:39 AM   #65
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Woah.. undead thread rises again!

That said.. awesome comedy and i laughed my ass off! Prior to seeing it i read somewhere that Tom Cruise would be in it in some supporting role but when he appeared i didn't recognize him at first.. all i got was a familiar feeling that i saw this guy before.

Then he launched into his Les Grosmann role and i keeled over with laughter and when it actually hit me that it was Cruise i nearly died because it was such an atypical role for him but he played it brilliantly.

2nd nod would be to RDJ.. awesome "brother" he played complete will all the black and especially Vietnam War era clichees out there.

Definitely a must see.. one hilarious movie.
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Old December 13 2010, 01:19 AM   #66
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The funniest part was when Tom Cruise was cursing out the guy on the radio and when he screams, "I'll F you up!" the camera cuts to the Golden Dragon guy holding the radio and the look he has on his face makes me fall over with laughter.
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Old December 13 2010, 04:24 AM   #67
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Re: Tropic Thunder Grading and Discussion - Spoilers.

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I still enjoy this movie, RDJ cracks my shit up.
WHOA I haven't been around these parts in a long time. Got a notif there were new replies and had to mention that the network broadcast of this movie blowwwwwwwwwws

They edited out the F-bombs of course, but the whole "went full retard" scene is now "went full special." Yes, they changed it to 'special'. Takes all the thunder out of it.

Still a great movie, though!
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Old December 13 2010, 04:30 AM   #68
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Is Tom Cruise even in the network broadcast version?
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Old December 13 2010, 04:32 AM   #69
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Fffffffff. The movie is hard to enjoy because of all the edits. I mean, the extra scenes from the extended version being put in to compensate still don't help much.
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Old December 13 2010, 12:18 PM   #70
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Hey, man!



Yeah I noticed through this thread you hadn't posted since then and was like, "Huh, what happened to him?"
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Old December 13 2010, 10:19 PM   #71
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Re: Tropic Thunder Grading and Discussion - Spoilers.

Her*

But yeah, it's been so long since I got the chance to drop in here... since the Sombreroprise thing. WHOA. That was some good times!

I still go to cons and stuff, I just spend most of my time split between work and roleplaying online.
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Old December 14 2010, 04:22 PM   #72
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I love this movie unabashedly. My only criticism of the flick is at the very end when Matthew McConaughey shows up in the drug lord camp... I think that is tonally too silly for the flick. But, the rest of the piece is so funny, and so spot on dealing with idiot actors and hollywood politics that I can forgive one misstep.
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