Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of the summer, comedies, and "comedies"

I never ended up publishing a review of "Tropic Thunder."

So, the short of it is that it was my favorite comedy of the summer, depending on what genre you put "Wall-E" in.

It wasn't perfect, but it was a hilarious attack on Hollywood and the absurdities that are accepted in that society.

It's not perfect, and stumbles over some logic and pacing, and Ben Stiller should have considered casting somebody besides himself in the Tugg Speedman role. Nonetheless, it is hilarious, and contains a pair of the best performances in a comedy in years, courtesy of Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise.

In descending order of how funny they are, with links to the movies I've reviewed, is my rankings for end-of-the-summer comedies. And take notice, that just like everybody else, I didn't bother with "College."

1. "Tropic Thunder"
2. "Pineapple Express"
3. Any given Joe Biden speech
4. "Hamlet 2"
5. Getting hit in the face by Kimbo Slice:

6. Hurricane Gustav
7. "Disaster Movie"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tropic Thunder was pretty prime for sure! I had way high expectations for Hamlet 2, but I guess it was alright, if only for the song "Rock me Sexy Jesus". I must see Pineapple Express ASAP.