August 06, 2008

Film Critic Quote of the Week

David Poland, on "Tropic Thunder":

"How easy it to imagine Caddyshack remade with Nick Nolte as Carl (the Bull Murray role), Downey in the Chevy Chase role, Stiller in the Ted Knight role, and Jack Black as The Rodney? Easy!

But if Stiller was directing, the Baby Ruth in the pool would be melting like diarrhea, the sex scene in the pool would somehow feature Downey taking The Girl from behind and getting a cramp and then farting and then shitting himself, the gopher would chew on Carl’s balls, the girls on “Rodney’s” boat would be naked and passing around dildos, and when the caddy kid almost gets caught with in the “Ted Knight” house and the girl, he would somehow get his penis slammed in a window.

Would that be funnier?"

I liked the movie a lot more than he did, but he makes several good points, including that "Tropic Thunder" "looks like it was shot on the old M*A*S*H* television sets."

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 6, 2008 04:40 PM
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