Aug 7, 2008

Robert Downey Jr. knows...

...you never go full retard.

Note: Sorry, but the video has an annoying 30-second commercial before the actual film clip from Tropic Thunder. But it's worth the wait. Trust me! - Earl



Holy crap, is this movie gonna piss some people off. Robert Downey Jr. as a white actor in blackface telling Ben Stiller that it's not okay to go full retard? And supposedly Tom Cruise has a hilarious role that plays on every Jewish stereotype in the book. I don't know whether to boycott it or be first in line to buy tickets. That clip up there is hysterical, though. So probably the latter.


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The Esperson Buildings were once the crown jewels of the Houston skyline. And Houston is the largest city in the US without any formal zoning regulationzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, I think I just bored myself.

10 comments:

pure evyl said...

I should really pay attention to that advice.

B.E. Earl said...

Evyl - I think you got here as I was in the middle of accidentally posting this. Was the video available then? If not, come on back and hang at the Bug-Eyed Blog. All the cool kids are doing it.

Avitable said...

I'm really looking forward to this movie. And Robert Downey's not in blackface. He plays a white character who plays a black character. :)

Slyde said...

actually, i beleive he plays a character who surgically darkens his features to "become" black, so he can land a movie part...

i think i need to see this movie...

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable/Slyde - um, yeah...that's what I meant! ;)

Miss Britt said...

I can't wait to see this movie. Political correctness be damned.

B.E. Earl said...

Britt - yeah, I was just kidding about boycotting it. I'm definitely seeing it! Oh, and I loved your, well your husband's, pee story. It's a nice book-end to my own. The nice thing about doing it in a hotel room is not having to clean it up.

lotus07 said...

Ya know, with the exception of Robert Downey Jr., there isn't really any desire on my part to see this film or even download it off the internet illegally. I mean really, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller pretending to be mercenaries......I am just not buying into the whole franchise.

michaelm said...

Hysterical.
Still having a hard time believing that's Downey.
A ticket seems so worth it.
Awesome clip.
~m

elizabeth said...

Had to watch it thrice. Looks funny as hell.

PS - Wish I knew that whole - not going full retard EARLIER today.