I sort of wondered what on earth was going on as the 'shorts' began before the movie Tropic Thunder tonight. A commercial depicts rapper Alpa Chino promoting his two brands: the "Booty Sweat" energy drink and "Bust-A-Nut" candy bar, while performing his hit song, "I Love Tha' Pussy". The first trailer shows action star Tugg Speedman's latest film, 'Scorcher VI: Global Meltdown', and I wondered why I'd never heard of it - a film so repetitive of it's five predecessors that even the trailer narrator sounds shaky about it. Another trailer features funnyman Jeff "Fatty" Portnoy, playing the entirety of "America's favorite obese family" in the highly flatulent 'The Fatties: Fart 2'. Looking for all the world like an Eddie Murphy rip off . . The final trailer, entitled 'Satan's Alley', features Australian "five-time Oscar winner" Kirk Lazarus Jr.) and Tobey Maguire as two monks who begin an impassioned affair.
It takes three of these before old 'slow off the mark' clicks that they're all part of the bloody movie! I'm so slow to catch onto these things. Anyway, it was politically incorrect fun.
I wasn't the only one duped by the "G" rated trailers prior to the movie. At the end of it all, the 20 ish kid behind me asked his mate "Jesus, how come that was rated G" haha . .he didn't get it either so maybe I'm not that slow on the uptake!
Put Jack Black, as a fat recovering addict, Robert Downey who gets into the method by turning black, Nick Nolte as the crusty 'no handed' veteran, Ben Stiller looking suitably buffed yet totally retarded, Tom Cruise as you've never seen him before and Mathew McConaughy (uber eye candy in anyone's language) together and you've got a comedy winner . . . it's gory, silly, disrespectful, consistently politically incorrect and all you'd expect from the man who perfected blue steel. And a kick-ass sound track with some of 70's alternative hits such as The Pusher, Walking Through the Jungle and a bevvy of Vietnam War Style classics and some contemporary rap - particularly notable, Flo Rida's Low
It's not for everyone, especially if you're easily offended but I found it the perfect visual and audio diversion. Frankly I can't wait for the DVD and the blooper real!
Made all the more sweet when you're lad buys your ticket . . . and declares "I like doing something different" aka taking your old girl to the movies!