Honestly, “Tropic Thunder” did little for me.
As a spoof on war films, it’s got some fun performances (including Robert Downey, and Tom Cruise as a manic studio boss), but outside of three clever gag trailers that precede the story, "Thunder's" jokes often fall flat and are not well-paced.
Overall, I felt it was a disappointment.
Yet then again, judging from the horrid reviews for “Clone Wars” (which sounds just a wee bit better than the “Star Wars Christmas Special”), "Thunder" is still probably superior to anything else out this week.
You hear that heavy, sickening thud, kids? That means the 2008 summer movie season is now officially over.