Sunday, February 08, 2009

Jungle Boogie


I like to see as many of the movies nominated for awards as possible 1.) because it's a great excuse to catch up on recent releases. 2.) Seeing a lot of movies also adds to the annual pagan celebration of gods and goddesses. 3.) I like to compare movies not nominated and if I think the nominated movies aren't as good or worthy as the ones not nominated I nurture my feeling of umbrage with the whole system poetically. And with cuss words. In the middle of rounding out the list of Oscar nominated movies to watch...what a total treat to see Tropic Thunder. I laughed so much during this movie that I missed some of the lines and will have to see it again. Robert Downey Jr. is nominated for a supporting Oscar playing a white guy acting in a black man's role. I often forgot it was even him in the movie. Seriously, some of the movies nominated for Oscar's are so depressing, even Rachel Getting Married which is romance slash drama slash comedy was exhausting (it's very good though!)...we were really happy to see something funny. Tropic Thunder: reminded me of Nam. 10/10.

I wrote down some of the lines from this movie and will be using them in daily conversation for a long time. "Man, I don't drop character till I'm done the dvd commentary."

Kirk Lazarus: Can I tell you that I'm sorry for any offense I might've caused, man? I just got caught up in...
Alpa Chino: In being a dumbass?
Kirk Lazarus: I guess so.
Alpa Chino: Why you still doing this Chicken George shit, I have no idea.
Kirk Lazarus: Neither do I. It's beyond me.
Alpa Chino: It's beyond me.
Kirk Lazarus: It's beyond me.
Alpa Chino: You confused.
Kirk Lazarus: I am a little confused.
Alpa Chino: I know.
Kirk Lazarus: But are we cool?
Alpa Chino: Not really.

4 comments:

SME said...

OK, ya convinced me. This was one I was gonna really, really skip - but it actually looks good.

Gardenia said...

This had such good reviews that I rented it, but could not get past the first 1/4th of it - perhaps I should try it again...

Captain Karen said...

I thought this one looked hilarious in the previews but when I went to see it, like Gardenia, I made it about 1/3 of the way in and then walked out of the theatre. Not only was it one of the most un-funny movies I had ever seen, I found it somewhat offensive. However, Tom Cruise? Freaking Hilarious. The only good thing about the movie in my opinion.

Candy Minx said...

Hey, all three of you should probably stick with your own gut reactions. Lots of "experts" didn't like this movie.

From Wikipedia:

"A review in Variety by Todd McCarthy was critical, with McCarthy commenting: "Apart from startling, out-there comic turns by Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise, however, the antics here are pretty thin, redundant and one-note." Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail gave the film a negative review, calling it "... an assault in the guise of a comedy — watching it is like getting mugged by a clown." J.R. Jones of Chicago Reader stated "The rest of the movie never lives up to the hilarity of the opening, partly because the large-scale production smothers the gags but mostly because those gags are so easy to smother.""

I however had tears streaming down my face...I thought it had some of the funniest astute characterisations of actors and movie sets. I seriously was walking home last night and starting laughing on the street about "Oh my god, I'm moving to catering after this".