Must Watch: Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder Full Trailer!
When I first heard that Ben Stiller was making a movie-within-a-movie comedy about the Vietnam War, I wasn't too excited. Damn was I wrong, dead wrong. The first full trailer for Tropic Thunder has arrived and its chock full of explosions, a black Robert Downey Jr., a bleached white Jack Black, and more comedy than you can handle in one sitting. This is shaping up to be the comedy event of the summer and is easily giving Get Smart a run for its money. The scope and scale of this looks so incredible, that I can't help but be both excited for the war aspect and the comedic aspect of it.
I'm amazed at my own interest in this, it's baffling even myself. For once, Stiller looks like he's going for the quality, adult humor and not the cheesy, stupid, teenage humor that I can no longer stand. I really can't get enough of this - it looks great.
Watch the full trailer for Tropic Thunder:
In the action comedy Tropic Thunder, a group of actors shooting a war movie includes Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an over-the-top Australian-born method actor who has gone to extremes to get into character, novice thesp Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), gross-out comedy star Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte), the real-life inspiration for the film, pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) and rap star Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson).
Tropic Thunder is directed by Ben Stiller (Zoolander) and written by Etan Cohen ("King of the Hill", Idiocracy) and well-known actor Justin Theroux (who also stars in the film). The movie arrives in theaters everywhere on August 15th this summer.