Friday, October 24, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Tropic thunder is a story of an actor and his team shooting in Vietnam to relive the story of a war survivor, but ends up fighting in a real war.

Ben Stiller produced a film that is composed of comedy, drama, and action. It then becomes confusing how the story would develop. Despite the complexity of the film, it still makes sense. Overall, it is an entertaining film.

"Life is a drama," as the saying goes. But with the blurring of the "real" and the "reel" nowadays, drama reveals life's hidden mysteries. One does not need to "act" or pretend, but to live the reality of the role being acted upon. Yes, the whole concept is confusing, but it is something the Tropic Thunder tries to break into and solve. The lesson is: whether in the "real" or in the "reel", there will always be life, and life is as natural as can be lived.

Just watch out for excessive violence and foul language; this film is not suited for children.

Rating: 3/5

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