Tropic Thunder Viral Launches Hilarious Character Vids
As we near the opening of Tropic Thunder next Wednesday, August 13th, the faux documentary on the project titled Rain of Madness continues to turn out some awesome snapshots of the main characters. Earlier, we tipped you off to featurettes for leads Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr). Now, rainofmadness.com/ has been updated with a variety of other clips that are just plain hysterical, including those for two of the film's best characters (second to Downey Jr., of course): pyrotechnician Cody Underwood (Danny McBride) and rising rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon Jackson). If you're interested in Tropic Thunder in the slightest, you definitely need to check out these videos.
First off, Alpa Chino is probably the best damn name I've come across in a long while. Upping the funny even further, Chino's trademark products are an energy drink called Booty Sweat and a candy bar called Bust-a-Nut, which allows you to "bust a cap in hunger." As I said before, I don't know where these guys come up with this stuff! Quite honestly, Tropic Thunder has some of the most clever, well-constructed characters I've ever seen in a comedy in quite a long time!
Watch the Alpa Chino clip from Rain of Madness:
Even though he's a supporting cast member and doesn't have the same level of backstory as the film's leads, Cody Underwood is the awesome trademark Danny McBride we've come to love over a just a few short years. His unapologetic, irreverent ass-kicking simply never gets old. In his clip, he pretty much embodies the anti-green movement and talks about taking mother nature and "beating her in her little mouth." I've watched the clip several times and can't stop laughing. McBride is like a doughy 12-year-old professional wrestling fan caught in a man's body. Totally immature and totally funny.
Watch the Cody Underwood clip from Rain of Madness:
See more of Cody Underwood at: codyeffects.com.
Head on over to the Rain of Madness official website to check out other humorous looks at Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), John "Four Leaf" Tayback (Nick Nolte) and a jungle training scene with Jay (Kevin Sandusky) and the director Damien (Steve Coogan). There are a bunch of other great characters you'll discover in the film as well - so be sure to check it out! Will you see Tropic Thunder next week?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
ttheres a viral campaign?????? well anyway awesome lol
sean on Aug 8, 2008
I want me some Booty Sweat!
Brandon on Aug 8, 2008
"I just bet nature today" Hilarious lol. I want some booty sweat too.....
Rob on Aug 8, 2008
I don't think I'd drink something that smelled like ass. Still an amazing vid though! I'm getting my tickets for this movie ASAP
Mr. Pockets on Aug 8, 2008
Bust-A-Nut. I would buy that. This movie was already sold for me since the first teaser.
Mario Tenorio on Aug 8, 2008
Hilarious cant wait! Bust-A-Nut totally would go for one of those right now.
Curtis on Aug 9, 2008
The only thing funny about Stiller is his parents....now they are brilliant and funny. Big PASS on this one for me.
Tim "Cloverfield" on Aug 9, 2008
well when you are re watching Cloverfield, I will be enjoying this movie.
Buttons on Aug 9, 2008
Ok "RED"...but just because that is my last name, does not mean I cannot percieve talent......or perhaps you still think Nick Cage can act....Does timing like a ROCK ring a bell??!.... or Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet still a good idea??!
Tim "Cloverfield" on Aug 9, 2008
Have to go with Clover on this one. The only thing worse than Ben Stiller acting, is his directing. Yikes. No thank you.
D-9 on Aug 9, 2008
Wow Alex that is is saying alot Pineapple express was fucking hilarious1
Dave V. on Aug 9, 2008
i'm with no.2
Darrin on Aug 9, 2008
Alex, on E! today they had a TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY surrounding the making of TROPIC THUNDER (not the movie but the movie inside the movie) and all of the actors were in character. It was HILARIOUS! Very good fake marketing.
Ryan on Aug 9, 2008
I love the fact that he is clearly trying to be Werner Herzog. Great stuff.
David on Aug 10, 2008
Ha ha...so, I was dying to try some of that Booty Sweat...saw a screening of this, and now not so much...ha ha ha!!! Alpa (Brandon T. Jackson) was GREAT, tho...as well as the rest of the cast and Danny R. McBride.
Gregory on Aug 10, 2008
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