History Film / TropicThunder

21st Sep '17 1:50:52 PM LtFedora
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** In the “never go full retard” speech, Kirk mentions Peter Sellers in ‘’Film/BeingThere’’ as an example of how to correctly play InspirationallyDisadvantaged. However, Sellers was only nominated for ‘’Being There’’. He didn’t actually win.

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** In the “never go full retard” speech, Kirk mentions Peter Sellers in ‘’Film/BeingThere’’ ''Film/BeingThere'' as an example of how to correctly play InspirationallyDisadvantaged. However, Sellers was only nominated for ‘’Being There’’.''Being There''. He didn’t actually win.
21st Sep '17 1:47:37 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseAwards: At the end of the film, Kirk presents the Academy Award for Best Actor to [[spoiler: Tugg]]. However, the award for Best Actor is presented by the winner of Best ''Actress'' from the previous year; if the winner is unavailable, it's still someone of the opposite gender. Possibly subverted, as it's AllThereInTheManual that Kirk actually ''has'' won an Oscar for Best Actress. Of course, that he was ever nominated for Best Actress at all comes back around to artistic license.

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* ArtisticLicenseAwards: ArtisticLicenseAwards:
** In the “never go full retard” speech, Kirk mentions Peter Sellers in ‘’Film/BeingThere’’ as an example of how to correctly play InspirationallyDisadvantaged. However, Sellers was only nominated for ‘’Being There’’. He didn’t actually win.
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At the end of the film, Kirk presents the Academy Award for Best Actor to [[spoiler: Tugg]]. However, the award for Best Actor is presented by the winner of Best ''Actress'' from the previous year; if the winner is unavailable, it's still someone of the opposite gender. Possibly subverted, as it's AllThereInTheManual that Kirk actually ''has'' won an Oscar for Best Actress. Of course, that he was ever nominated for Best Actress at all comes back around to artistic license.
5th Sep '17 12:15:34 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseAwards: At the end of the film, Kirk presents the Academy Award for Best Actor to [[spoiler: Tugg]]. However, the award for Best Actor is presented by the winner of Best ''Actress'' from the previous year. Possibly subverted, as it's AllThereInTheManual that Kirk actually ''has'' won an Oscar for Best Actress. Of course, that he was ever nominated for Best Actress at all comes back around to artistic license.

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* ArtisticLicenseAwards: At the end of the film, Kirk presents the Academy Award for Best Actor to [[spoiler: Tugg]]. However, the award for Best Actor is presented by the winner of Best ''Actress'' from the previous year.year; if the winner is unavailable, it's still someone of the opposite gender. Possibly subverted, as it's AllThereInTheManual that Kirk actually ''has'' won an Oscar for Best Actress. Of course, that he was ever nominated for Best Actress at all comes back around to artistic license.
2nd Sep '17 2:20:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The popular rapper turned actor: [[AlPacino Alpa Chino]] (Brandon T. Jackson), who markets an energy drink called "Booty Sweat" and doesn't take kindly to Kirk's portrayal of a black man.

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* The popular rapper turned actor: [[AlPacino [[Creator/AlPacino Alpa Chino]] (Brandon T. Jackson), who markets an energy drink called "Booty Sweat" and doesn't take kindly to Kirk's portrayal of a black man.
19th Jul '17 7:52:10 PM jormis29
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* MoreDakka: Cody, the special effects demolitionist played by Danny [=McBride=], runs on this trope.

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* MoreDakka: Cody, the special effects demolitionist played by Danny [=McBride=], Creator/DannyMcBride, runs on this trope.
9th Jul '17 12:24:55 PM HarfynnTeuport
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** The shot of Jeff poised next to the pile of heroin (itself piled into a similar shape to the mountain out of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'') is a pastiche of Indy about to pick up the statue in the intro of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
1st Jun '17 6:01:33 PM bombadil211
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* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]]
** The cast was supposed to attend a boot camp prior to production but most skipped it. Only Kevin was serious enough to go through the training and even read the book in preparation.
** The Caucasian Kirk Lazarus is so intent on inhabiting the role of the African-American Lincoln Osiris that he undergoes a medical procedure to dye his ''skin''.
27th May '17 2:19:21 PM nombretomado
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Movie producer Les Grossman is in need of an [[OscarBait award-winning movie]] and decides to make the best and most expensive VietnamWar movie ever. He hires rookie director Damien Cockburn (Creator/SteveCoogan) and five ''very'' different actors, who cause quite a stir in the press due to their very different backgrounds:

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Movie producer Les Grossman is in need of an [[OscarBait award-winning movie]] and decides to make the best and most expensive VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar movie ever. He hires rookie director Damien Cockburn (Creator/SteveCoogan) and five ''very'' different actors, who cause quite a stir in the press due to their very different backgrounds:



* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Spoofed. We're told at the start this is a record of a true story. [[spoiler:We find out halfway through that Four Leaf, the "VietnamWar veteran" who wrote the book the film-within-the-film is based on (and is on the crew, suggesting the EnforcedMethodActing concept), is a total liar who never served overseas and is only pretending to be handicapped.]]

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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Spoofed. We're told at the start this is a record of a true story. [[spoiler:We find out halfway through that Four Leaf, the "VietnamWar "UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar veteran" who wrote the book the film-within-the-film is based on (and is on the crew, suggesting the EnforcedMethodActing concept), is a total liar who never served overseas and is only pretending to be handicapped.]]



* HighPressureBlood: The tendency for "realistic" VietnamWar movies to engage in this is parodied here; the scene we see from [[ShowWithinAShow the film within a film]] has characters shooting jets of blood from their heads and spewing more intestines than would fit inside their bodies, all while the hero is shot a preposterous number of times [[MadeOfIron to little effect]].

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* HighPressureBlood: The tendency for "realistic" VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar movies to engage in this is parodied here; the scene we see from [[ShowWithinAShow the film within a film]] has characters shooting jets of blood from their heads and spewing more intestines than would fit inside their bodies, all while the hero is shot a preposterous number of times [[MadeOfIron to little effect]].



* TakeThat: is intended to mock and deride all of Creator/BenStiller's friends who, unlike him, did VietnamWar movies back in TheEighties when they were all the rage and told him that the pre-production boot camp where they learned how to be plausible soldiers was a deeply spiritual experience.

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* TakeThat: is intended to mock and deride all of Creator/BenStiller's friends who, unlike him, did VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar movies back in TheEighties when they were all the rage and told him that the pre-production boot camp where they learned how to be plausible soldiers was a deeply spiritual experience.
30th Apr '17 10:10:06 AM nombretomado
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* BeautyInversion: TomCruise as Grossman.

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* BeautyInversion: TomCruise Creator/TomCruise as Grossman.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Les Grossman again, [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] TomCruise. Crosses the line when he decides to [[spoiler:leave Tugg to be killed by the Flaming Dragons because he isn't profitable any more.]]

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Les Grossman again, [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] TomCruise.Creator/TomCruise. Crosses the line when he decides to [[spoiler:leave Tugg to be killed by the Flaming Dragons because he isn't profitable any more.]]



** When Tugg is [[OutrunTheFireball outrunning the exploding bridge]], Tugg is knocked in a similar way that TomCruise was knocked into a car in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''. See also OutrunTheFireball.

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** When Tugg is [[OutrunTheFireball outrunning the exploding bridge]], Tugg is knocked in a similar way that TomCruise Creator/TomCruise was knocked into a car in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''. See also OutrunTheFireball.
11th Apr '17 10:06:47 PM AHI-3000
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* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:"I AM TRAN! YOU. Are DEA scum."]]

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* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:"I AM TRAN! YOU. Are DEA scum."]]The Flaming Dragon cartel is led by a prepubescent boy.



* EnfanteTerrible: [[spoiler:The leader of the drug dealers.]]

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* EnfanteTerrible: [[spoiler:The leader of EnfanteTerrible:
** Tran, a little boy who leads
the drug dealers.cartel.
** [[spoiler:An even younger boy whom Tugg tries to adopt turns out to be one too.
]]



* MistakenForBadass: The Vietnamese guerrillas are stunned by what they think is a heavily-armed American military team. One of them steps on a landmine? The others ''make fun of him'' while using his disembodied head as a prop for their amusement. Under heavy fire? They stand up, chests squared, and spray the forest with assault fire. The Vietnamese planning to ambush them are visibly shocked by how fearless the actors appear by sheer virtue of not actually knowing what's going on.

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* MistakenForBadass: The Vietnamese guerrillas Flaming Dragon gang are stunned by what they think is a heavily-armed American military team. One of them steps on a landmine? The others ''make fun of him'' while using his disembodied head as a prop for their amusement. Under heavy fire? They stand up, chests squared, and spray the forest with assault fire. The Vietnamese gangsters planning to ambush them are visibly shocked by how fearless the actors appear by sheer virtue of not actually knowing what's going on.



** [[spoiler:ChildrenAreInnocent -- The leader of the drug cartel is a preteen, and the tot Tugg "adopts" at one point turns out to be quite vicious as well.]]
** [[spoiler:GoryDiscretionShot -- None of that here.]]
** [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyViolence -- Tons. Kevin's character's evisceration in the prologue is a highlight.]]
** [[spoiler:WhatMeasureIsANonCute -- Tugg kills a snarling animal in the dark -- then is horrified to learn it was a Panda, as he's done adorable ads with Pandas for a wildlife conservation group. Doesn't stop there, as he skins the panda and ''wears its head'' as a GoingNative ensemble he creates for himself.]]

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** [[spoiler:ChildrenAreInnocent ChildrenAreInnocent -- The leader of the drug cartel is a preteen, and [[spoiler:and the tot Tugg "adopts" at one point turns out to be quite vicious as well.]]
** [[spoiler:GoryDiscretionShot GoryDiscretionShot -- None of that here.]]
here.
** [[spoiler:FamilyUnfriendlyViolence FamilyUnfriendlyViolence -- Tons. Kevin's character's evisceration in the prologue is a highlight.]]
highlight.
** [[spoiler:WhatMeasureIsANonCute WhatMeasureIsANonCute -- Tugg kills a snarling animal in the dark -- then [[spoiler:then is horrified to learn it was a Panda, panda, as he's done adorable ads with Pandas pandas for a wildlife conservation group. Doesn't stop there, as he skins the panda and ''wears its head'' as a GoingNative ensemble he creates for himself.]]
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