Sunday, December 07, 2008

You're the Milli Vanilli of Patriots

Source: Tropic Thunder
I rented this movie because Chris mentioned it. I vaguely remember seeing ads for it, but never paid any attention. Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr. sounded like an extremely obnoxious combination. I was pleasantly surprised. Mike didn't like it as much as I did, which seems to be true for most of what I've brought home lately, including Son of Rambow, which I thought was more sweet than funny, though the sight gags were quite good.

Robert Downey, Jr. playing a 5-time oscar winning Aussie who is playing a black man for the movie within the movie is pretty awesome. Even better (and WAY freakin' creepier) is Tom Cruise who I'm not sure I would have recognized if I hadn't known he was in it somewhere. I do admit that after his final scene, I felt very, very dirty in the worst possible way. He played his part VERY well.

Anyway, decent movie.

1 comment:

Philip H. said...

Ironically, Milli Vanilli played a key role in the . . . . . wait for it . . . . Hallmark Hall of Fame special on CBS last night. Seems the main character falls for his love interest because they are "the last two people on earth who love Milli Vanilli." How . . . . lovely.