Director: Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson
Rating: 4 stars (out of five)
Tropic Thunder is good. It’s worth seeing and, given the action spectacle on top of the comedy, it’s worth seeing on the big screen.
The film is very funny, but cowriter/director/star Ben Stiller forgets sometimes that not everyone in the world is so wired into the important goings-on in Hollywood that all his parodic swipes at the freaky fishbowl he lives in are going to work.
But occasionally I forget that whole swaths of the population subscribe—not just read, but freakin’ subscribe to Us...