Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tropic Thunder

I had made plans to see this movie at the newly opened AMC theater downtown. But, for some reason, it didn't work out. I think, I ended up going to the Chinese Lantern Festival, instead.

I exceptionally enjoyed watching this movie. It is really funny, and edgy. There was controversy surrounding this movie. Apparently some groups believed, the movie ridiculed people with disabilities. Having volunteered with people with intellectual disabilities, I have a strict policy against the use of word "retard". Even though, the characters use that word a lot; the joke is not on people with disabilities, but on Hollywood actors, and filmmakers.

The movie promises brilliant performances from Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey. And, let's not forget my favourite Robert Downey Jr. I fell in love with him in 'Iron Man' and 'Charlie Bartlett'. Kudos, for his Oscar nomination.

P.S. I thought the trailers in the beginning of the movie were hilarious.


changetheworld360 said...

Ha ha, I've wanted to see that for a long time. It looks hilarious!
I posted my thoughts on Revolutionary Road. Looking forward to your review too! :)

Maria Sondule said...

Argh, I really wanted to see this, too, but it's R. Grr.
About "retard", it's also a music term, meaning "to slow down." Just an interesting tidbit.

Zany said...

I'll write my review of "Revolutionary Road" soon. Like you said, it was BRILLIANT.

Cool musical tidbit :).