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.