Tropic Thunder

Apocolypse Now, but after taking drugs with Ben Stiller and pretending to be black.

Don't tell him, but he thinks thats a bagel!

Just The Facts

  1. Tropic Thunder is a comedy film about 5 actors in a failing war movie who, without realising it, find themselves under attack by an army from a heroin lab.
  2. It is the brain child of Ben Stiller, the man with a childs brain.
  3. The original idea was to have the characters go to boot camp and return with post traumatic stress disorder. You can understand why they didn't go in that direction!

Cracked on Tropic Thunder

This film has a hell of a lot of people in it. I mean A LOT! If the characters were confined to a warehouse and you walked in, your head would explode whilst trying to comprehend whether they were holding an awards ceremony in a warehouse or if this was some sort of awesome supervillain plot to kidnap celebrities. We have: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise, Danny Mcbride, Steve Coogan, Tobey Maguire, Tyra Banks, Maria Menounos, Martin Lawrence, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Meloni, The Mooney Suzuki, and Jon Voight. And at least 80% of that list is made up of extra filler characters. Ben Stiller either has a really good agent (It's Mathew McConaughey in the film, so thats off the table) or gives great blow jobs at the academy awards.

Wow, I think I'm right

The films premise involves a complete failure of a vietnam epic thanks to its actors and inexperienced director. Instead of, say, rewriting the script or finding new actors, the director listens to Nick Noltes character, a man who thinks he is living in the 60's. They decide the best course of action is to take the actors into the middle of the jungle and let them do the film Guerilla style. Sort of like making "Apollo 13" in space, or building robot cars with true A.I for Transformers, which, lets be honest, was probably Michael Bays plan B!


Helpful tips for potential film-makers

  1. Make sure your actors are a bunch of moaning bitches who think they're gods gift to the earth. This will ensure a stable and reliable team for the production
  2. Location is everything. Pick somewhere that is unknown to the rest of your film crew and fly their with your actors. That way, you have autheticity when they get shot by criminals.
  3. If you are basing your film on a book by someone with hooks for hands, check the hooks. It is very unlikely that they are real, as it is difficult to hold a pen with only one digit, especially if its made of metal.