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A Great Piece of Mainstream Cinema.
on 5 July 2017
A big mainstream comedy that is actually very clever and subversive in it's genre.
The performances are brilliant with the actors playing actors acting. The concept of the film is hilarious in itself and the writing of Justin Theroux and Ben Stiller really make it work. The way the film parodies the War film sub-genre of Vietnam is clever and subtle enough to not feel contrived. Downey Jr is naturally the standout as his character is so well written. The slapstick comedy blends brilliantly with the hardcore action sequences making Tropic Thunder a standout in the comedy genre. Tropic Thunder is one of the best Films made about Films. Not quite Sunset Boulevard in that sense, but you get the point!