When they started this movie off with 4 fake trailers on each of the main actors, it already gave everyone watching a hint of how hilarious this was going to be. Given an R rating for extreme carnage and rude but witty dialogue, it was a laugh trip from start to finish. And although it was given a pretty bad rating by handicap/gay/black groups because of all the insinuations that were made in the movie, it still came out as a huge success. Talk about being over-sensitive, come on, it’s a MOVIE for crying out loud! Very gutsy and a flick made for people who want a good laugh. A definite must-see as Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise were amazing!
While the cast was indeed star-studded, even in terms of cameo appearances especially in the fake trailers, the three mainstays truly stood out. I was laughing so hard when the trailer for Satan’s Alley showed on-screen though and Tobey Maguire popped out and played a Brokeback priest in love with Robert Downey Jr. (RDJ). That was a pure classic, and you can see that trailer right HERE! Ben Stiller was surprisingly good, though his portrayal of a retard was severely disturbing, while Jack Black was just his usual insane self. The star though was RDJ, as his passionate portrayal of a black man led him to change his own color and his own voice! You really need to see it and hear it, to believe how great he was and how he stole the show on every dialogue he had on-screen!
The movie starts off with the portrayal of a very violent and gory war scene in Vietnam, inspired by the story of John “Four Leaf” Tayback played by Nick Nolte. The studio head in charge is Les Grossman, played by Tom Cruise (who I didn’t even recognize the first time he came on-screen), who was insanely irate that the current team has practically blew all his money away without making any decent line of film. So the director makes a pact with Tayback to throw the five actors into a jungle in the middle of Laos or Cambodia in the hopes of getting the type of action that he wants. Everything that followed after, are very witty and funny scenes and dialogue that are really quite priceless. I’m not sure if an audience who aren’t used to so much profanity and straight out vulgarity would enjoy this as much as I did, but it was a blast!
I’m not going to give away any more scenes, but watch out for RDJ in this movie. Mr. Iron Man himself, is definitely BACK and this movie shows what a great and versatile actor he truly is. Tom Cruise was also really funny in his portrayal of the crazy director, and his dance moves were utterly enjoyable. Jack Black also had a scene where he was tied up in the forest and was going crazy because he was craving for heroine and had a hilarious dialogue with Alpa Chino (played by Brandon Jackson). That scene had me laughing my head off in the theater because it was just so funny! The best thing about this movie was really the witty remarks and dialogue. So you guys need to go out and watch this! I’ll leave you all with a dialogue from the film below, when Kirk Lazarus, played by RDJ (with that amazing voice of his) was talking to Tugg Speedman (Stiller) on when he played the role of a retard in one of his films…
Kirk Lazarus: Everybody knows you never go full retard.
Tugg Speedman: What do you mean?
Kirk Lazarus: Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, ‘Rain Man,’ look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho’. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, ‘Forrest Gump.’ Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain’t retarded. Peter Sellers, “Being There.” Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don’t buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, “I Am Sam.” Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed…
Personal Rating (out of 10): 7.5/10
IMDb User Rating (out of 10): 7.7/10
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Brandon Jackson
Genre: Comedy, Action
Duration: 107 minutes
Links: Official Site, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Wallpapers, Memorable Quotes