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    Tropic Thunder - A Proper Blunder? Saw the film on blu ray today and wasnt impressed at all. Some funny scenes and liked Tom Cruises part but thats all really.

    Was expecting something alot more hilarious.
    What you guys think?
    Also bought death race which I thought was a brilliant film

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    film was predictable but i thought tom cruise excelled as the hard hitting dog eat dog world and his dance. must admit i didnt recognise him though!

    cruise was excellent as was downy jnr and mconaghy but the film overall was a bit of a let down.

    I thought you were rapping then:lol:

    I've been hoping to get TT soon, off topic: I saw Pineapple Express the other night, it was funny - not quite as good as I thought it would be tbh. Especially on the 2nd watch.

    I didn't recognise him until I was told either.

    We thought it was really great and funny - four of us - varied ages!!

    Hysterical in parts.

    Original Poster

    I know. Normally find him annoying when he tries to play more stupid roles but thought he was brilliant. The whole film seemed like a bit of an ego trip for ben stiller, instead of putting him in roles like derek zoolander and white goodman off dodgeball. Hes alot funnier in those sort of roles.

    Original Poster

    yeah some parts I was in hysterics, but too many unfunny scenes inbetween.. Pineapple express does look hilarious, think Im gunna have to get it

    Original Poster

    lol thought I'd put a little bit more effort into my post. I think it works :-D

    Yes, well done:thumbsup:

    Actually, we may have liked it so much because we thought it was going to be pretty poor. Low expectations.

    Great movie.

    manchesterjim;4325373

    yeah some parts I was in hysterics, but too many unfunny scenes … yeah some parts I was in hysterics, but too many unfunny scenes inbetween.. Pineapple express does look hilarious, think Im gunna have to get it



    Quite a lot of comedies let me down nowadays - I thought Superbad wasn't very funny either.

    I liked Knocked up and 40 yr old virgin tho.

    Original Poster

    yeah ive gotta admit i did have quite high expectations before watching so probably why i felt a bit let down

    Original Poster

    I thought superbad and knocked up were ok but yeah 40 yr old virgin is brilliant. THIS IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR ME!! lol
    Anybody who wants to see a hilarious new comedy, watch Step Brothers..Funniest new comedy Ive seen in a long time.

    I was really let down by tropic thunder, thought it was pants. And I usualy like anything with Jack black in it.

    manchesterjim;4325446

    I thought superbad and knocked up were ok but yeah 40 yr old virgin is … I thought superbad and knocked up were ok but yeah 40 yr old virgin is brilliant. THIS IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR ME!! lol



    Yh I gotta say 40yr old virgin literally had me in fits of laughter regularly - especially the opening scene with the morning glory :lol:

    I keep wondering which version of tropic thunder to get, there's a 3 disc SD DVD set I fancy or i could go blu--ray. I'm not sure if comedies really warrant Blu-ray purchases though.

    Original Poster

    yeah i do love that film.
    Yeah i usually try to stick to films with lots of special effects when i buy bluray, like transformers, 30 days of night, death race etc. But Tropic thunder does have quite alot of explosive scenes and some special effects but i dont think it needs to be watched in blu ray. We wouldnt have to worry about it if blu rays werent so expensive though.

    watched tropic thunder without an expectations, didnt even bother with checking the actor ... guess

    saw knocked up at the preview, was ok. was more for the actress and he was quite cuddly/realistic.

    superbad was more in your face and classic lines in a lot of parts - mclovin, party dancing with stain, rebel coppers.

    pineapple express - wasnt expecting much again, but audience really laughed a lot and no holds barred with the audience. even when the lady cop was punched.

    Typical Ben Stiller. Garbage from beginning to end.

    Great film, I'm a right Vietnam nut anywho and some of the main jokes were on Vietnam War military manoeuvres such as the WET offensive which was a send up of the TET offensive for one, and really a lot of folk wouldn't get these jokes. The detailing of other Vietnam war films was very good, but overall a good silly comedy.

    Death Race was one of the worst films I've seen in while.

    Death race wasnt too bad...
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