Thursday, August 21, 2008

On "Tropic Thunder"

From The Dispatch:
Hollywood is a place ripe for satirical fodder, and ultimately Stiller pulls it off, but there are times when it seems a bit too scattershot and protracted to reach its full potential. That is why I felt "Pineapple Express" is a superior film, because it is a much more finely tuned narrative. The characters in "Tropic Thunder" are meant to be caricatures, of course, but it does best when it keeps its sights trained on Hollywood, even if the humor may translate to those more familiar with the industry than those who aren't.
Click here to read my full review.

2 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

OK I just read your newspaper review. Nice job there. I admit I liked it a lot less, but at least you admitted it felt short in a number of ways. Fair enough.

nick plowman said...

I see this on the 5th of September, and I am looking forward to it.