Ben Stiller (left) and Robert Downey Jr. act up a storm in Tropic Thunder.
TROPIC THUNDER (D: Ben Stiller, 107 min)
Hollywood loves comeback stories. Who'd have thought at the outset of 2008 that Robert Downey Jr. would emerge as one of the year's critical and box office superheroes? This month he continues his iron-clad year in this sure-to-be-talked-about raunchy comedy. Downey plays an intense white actor playing an intense black soldier who, along with Jack Black and Ben Stiller, gets caught up in a real war. Think Galaxy Quest in army fatigues.
Opens Wednesday (August 13). Because of review embargo, see review in next week's issue.