Movie Reviews: Tropic Thunder + Julia

27 08 2008

I just got home after having gone to the movies and having dinner with ‘I’. Watched Tropic Thunder, which was really good, and Julia, which was strange but surprisingly well-done!

Tropic Thunder

and a half

Synopsis: Ben Stiller. Jack Black. Robert Downey Jr. Comedy fans can start drooling immediately at the thought of these three funnymen joining forces in TROPIC THUNDER. The men star as a trio of actors whose filming experience in southeast Asia gets a little too real as they must become as tough as the characters they play to get out of a crisis. Ben Stiller. Jack Black. Robert Downey Jr. Comedy fans can start drooling immediately at the thought of these three funnymen joining forces in TROPIC THUNDER. The men star as a trio of actors whose filming experience in southeast Asia gets a little too real as they must become as tough as the…

Review: Tropic Thunder, an obvious but very well executed parody on big Hollywood was movies, is extremely enjoyable. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but the underlying messages are apparent.

Packed with fresh new jokes and hilarious characters, Tropic Thunder should NOT be missed. Even if it’s been butchered by censors, and many funny scenes that I’ve been looking forward to seeing after hearing about them have been edited out.

I was surprised about how many A-list [and some famous B-list] actors were in this that haven’t been shown in the trailers. :p~

The acting was great. It completely sucks you in. There wasn’t a dull moment throughout the entire 107 minutes. The acting was superb. I just loved Robert Downy Jr.! LOL! he was just awesome. Ben Stiller does an outstanding job in directing this action-packed summer comedy. Oh, and Tom Cruise, in a hairy fat suit, funny! Lol, when I first heard about his part I was expecting a lame ass role, but was surprised. This could actually revive his career. 🙂

Recommendation: GO WATCH IT. And DO NOT miss the beginning! :p~

Julia

Well, Julia’s just a totally different experience. It’s extremely well-written. There wasn’t a line that was out of place.

Synopsis: Tilda Swinton fills the screen once again with an outstanding preformance as Julia, a drunkard who spends the nights partying, and usually wakes up, not knowing where she is. She is given a proposition one day that she couldn’t refuse. A woman she met at AA ask Julia to help her kidnap her son, who was taken away from he due to her mental instability and drinking. This is when everything starts to go wrong.

Review: The characterization’s very well done. You sympathize with Julia almost instantly and root for her throughout the second half of the movie. The movie toys with your emotions a bit as things constantly go awry for Julia. She is pulled into a web of lies, deciet, and betrayal, but ultimitly breaks down as her maternal side surfaces and engulfs her in the end.

You’ll know what I’m talking about when you see the movie. :p~A word of caution, this one could be a SNOOZE-FEST for people who are not fans of independant movies that seek to venture into the depths of the human psyche.

There is one scene missing at the beginning of the movie that might confuse you a bit.

I was skeptic at first, but I just love Tilda and had to see it! 🙂

Recommendation: If you’re a fan of movies about personal and self discovery, check this one out.

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2 responses

27 08 2008
8bitsofcoffee

I haven’t even heard about those movies yet 😐 I feel so out-dated.
Both movies sound quite good, I’ll be sure to check them out 🙂
Wait a minute,

Tom Cruise, in a hairy fat suit

are you serious?!
LOL sounds fun 😀

27 08 2008
archer612

lol.. aww it’s ok. Yeah, you should! They’re very good. 😀

LOL! yes! and… BALD. :p~ His role was one of the best in the film.

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