Tropic Thunder follows the story of a group of actors who are filming a big-budget water film but everything takes a dramatic turn when they actually become soldiers but still believe they are just acting for the film, with hidden cameras everywhere.
Lily Owens a teenager in 1964 decides it is about time she learns the truth about her mother running away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of women who can help her connect to the past she knew nothing about.
Roger Ferris is a CIA Agent who is on the ground in Jordan and has the job of hunting down a powerful terrorist leader, however he is caught in a tough situation when the intentions of his American supervisors are unclear and with Jordan Intelligence.
Veteran NYPD detectives Turk and Rooster had been working on a case of a serial killer who was executing criminals who escaped the correct justice for crimes they committed. Everything may not be as it seems though . . .
Sisters Rose and Norah have had a strained relationship for years, their mother committed suicide when they were young and this put pressure on their father Joe. They set up a cleaning business together, but not a normal one clean up after crime scenes, suicides and deaths!
Dr Bruce Banner is a Scientist who is on the run from the US government after an experiment went wrong and he now transforms into a monster when he gets angry. He is attempting to find a cure for himself while in exile.
Nim Rusoe lives on an isolated island with her father scientist Jack Rusoe, who is doing research around the marine life. Nim communicates with author Alex Rover as she is currently reading the latest novel. When her father is missing after a storm she confines in Alex for much-needed help.
Early this week was the date that The Dark Knight was released in cinemas and that film pretty much changed everything about comic book films as well as action films in terms of substance and what they could have in them. I loved the film so much after the first cinema viewing that I went back two more times and now have lost count on the number of times I have actually watched the film. I still personally believe it should have been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars the following year. Heath Ledger was rightly awarded the Best Actor in a Supporting Role but this really should have been the film to break that Best Picture stigma.
Christopher Nolan really did take the whole comic book movie genre to a totally different level with his trilogy. Starting and setting the pace with Batman Begins and then moving into this unreal place with The Dark Knight and then finishing it off with The Dark Knight Rises. All of which are brilliant films on their own, so as a trilogy I actually think they are pretty close to being perfect, he set the bar high and I don’t think we have or will ever really see anything like this.
I thought it was about time to take a little look back at the world of film a whole decade ago, yes really we have had Heath Ledger’s Joker for that long now! I was seriously hoping for a re-release at the cinema in all honesty, felt it would have been perfect to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
I am going to take a look at some of the films that I enjoyed most from 2008, this might be looking back to having seen them for the first time at the cinema or just catching up with them later. It’s actually quite scary when you look back 10 years and not realise which films were actually released then and we can now call old. I would think most of them are standing the test of time pretty well in all honesty.