Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Thunder in the Jungle....

Hi Folks,

Just another blog from your friendly neighbourhood Brit.

Nothing has happened lately since the last post except my daily routine:

7am - wake up
7 - 8am - watch tv (i call this wake up time)
8 - 8.30am - get prepared for work.
8.30 - 840am - walk to work
8.40 - 5pm - work (with frequent internet breaks)
5pm - 7pm - watch tv and have tea (evening meal)
7pm - 11pm - go on internet / play on games console / watch film or two..

As you can see, my life consists of some riveting stuff there. I hope to break the everlasting circle of doom soon either by taking up a new hobby or maybe getting out more. We'll see what becomes of me very soon.

As for whats been on my mind, many things. For one, why my ex has been so nice to me lately. She has sent me texts saying how great of a father i am and that she is sorry for the way she has treated me in the past. I don't know whether to take this as a sincere apology or just a sneaky way of trying to get something. I would in all honesty take it as being sincere being the kind of person i am, seeing the good in everyone, but theres a side that wants to be safe remembering all the times shes used and been nasty. She is yet again going to a place i am going to at the weekend. Not sure what her game is, but i hope i find out soon.

FILM REVIEW:
TROPIC THUNDER
UK Release date: 13th September 2008

Synopsis: Ben Stiller. Jack Black. Robert Downey Jr. Comedy fans can start drooling immediately at the thought of these three funnymen joining forces in Tropic Thunder. The men star as a trio of actors whose filming experience in southeast Asia gets a little too real as they must become as tough as the... Ben Stiller. Jack Black. Robert Downey Jr. Comedy fans can start drooling immediately at the thought of these three funnymen joining forces in Tropic Thunder. The men star as a trio of actors whose filming experience in southeast Asia gets a little too real as they must become as tough as the characters they play to get out of a crisis.

This film has got to be, in my books, the most funniest comedies this year. For the simple facts, it has three of the best comedians around, Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jnr and it has a funny storyline.

The movie is a well aimed parody at all big budget war movies that have ever been made and also takes a low blow at Hollywood itself. It seems to do a good job at making fun of them all. One of the biggest sucker punches in the film is Stillers character Tugg Speedman and how he as an actor tried to pull of a film about a mentaly disabled farm boy called Simple Jack. This is making fun of actors who court awards in such ham-handed and obvious ways. In the movie, Simple Jack is a failure, and Speedman is a jackass.

Since this parody came to light however, regardless of its funny intentions, at least 22 disability rights groups such as the Special Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities are angry about the use of the “r-word” and the character and have called for a boycott of the film and the theaters that show it. They hold, possibly correctly, that the use of the words “retard” and “retarded” are offensive and hurtful and that some people might see Tropic Thunder and think it clever to fling the words round.

But that ain't enough, Tropic Thunder also makes fun of the actors who try to emerse themselves too much into films, as evidenced by Kirk Lazarus an blonde Australian played by Downey Jnr who undergoes a controversial skin pigmentation operation to make him look african-american so that he can play the part of one of the characters of the movie. He goes so far to not change his accent through most of the movie. Downey Jnr really steals the film and his acting and humour is brilliant to watch. And then there is Jack Black who plays a drug addict actor who has starred in many low budget films before Tropic Tropic thunder, but loses his drugs and goes haywire. Very funny to watch.

All in all, the film is definately one to watch. I'll give it a 9/10.

1 comment:

Emmie said...

great film review, deff sounds like something i may watch :)

hmm strange stuff with the ex. tread carefully women are very manipulative creatures x