In the action-comedy “Tropic Thunder,” Ben Stiller plays pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman, who is cast in the biggest, most expensive war movie ever produced. He sets out to Southeast Asia with a “Who’s Who” of celebrity co-stars. They include Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an intense, three-time Oscar-winning actor; Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), star of the popular gross-out comedy franchise “The Fatties”; multi-platinum hip hop-star-turned-entrepreneur-turned-actor Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson); and first-timer Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel). Soon after the production begins the actors are thrown into a real-life situation and are forced to become the fighting unit they’re portraying, in order to find a way out of the jungle in one piece.
This is one of the most offensive movies I have seen in some time. Within the first two minutes there were at least fifteen profanities. I lost count of the bad language after about ten minutes. There was about every imaginable profanity or slang word you can imagine. In one scene a director tells his actors that “This chopper is God, and I am Jesus Christ.” In addition, a man is decapitated and Ben Stiller’s character picks up the head and licks the blood off the neck. You literally see blood and guts a lot in this violent, profane, pointless film. I always try to find something positive to write about these movies which are not Dove “Family-Approved”, but I won’t even bother to try with this one. It’s sad that some films are beginning to constantly attack or make light of the Christian faith. The name “Jesus” or “Christ” was used alongside some pretty sewer-like language. Avoid this one like a shopping mall at Christmas time.