Trailer Park | Tropic Thunder

9 07 2008

After checking out the trailer for the upcoming comedy war mockumentary, “Tropic Thunder,” we don’t know what to think. This “movie within a movie” is all over the place.

Ben Stiller says “Tropic Thunder” is a “a comedy about five actors who go on location and find themselves relying on their boot camp experiences when they get stuck in a real war-like situation.” Jack Black will play Jeff “Fats” Portnoy, an overweight gross-out comedian, who’s forced to kick his drug addiction while filming on location in the jungle. Robert Downey, Jr. will play Kirk Lazarus, the greatest actor of his generation and a four-time Oscar winner. Jay Baruchel will play Kevin Sandusky, an unknown actor on the set and Stiller plays Speedman.

We don’t know about you but ANY film with Stiller give us pause. While Black only works in certain films (“School of Rock”), we can watch Downey in almost anything. The trailer just doesn’t inspire me to run to the theater to see this, but as we have often stated . . . we could be wrong.

Just don’t get your hopes up for a “Superbad” type of comedy.

“Tropic Thunder” is in theaters on August 15.

Trailer grade: C

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