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tropic thunder would've been funny... had it actually been funny... which it was not
les grossman's character (like barney stinson on HIMYM or any other ancillary character) is perfect in small doses... that's why their extreme personalities are so funny, because you're not flooded with that douchebaggery on screen from start to finish. but as a central character to a plot for an entire 90-120 minute movie, the character will become stale, annoying and boring.
I think it could work.
I can think of a few examples which seem to go against your point.Originally Posted by BroadwayJoe
1) Spinal Tap
2) Dumb and Dumber
3) Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke
5) Austin Powers
6) The Simpsons*
*Since you included a tv show to make your point, I thought I'd bring up a counterexample. The Simpsons were carried by Homer's character.
As a general rule, you make a very good point. Goodfellas can't work if Joe Pesci's character is the focus. Same goes for the Big Lebowski with Walter. And Caddyshack with Bill Murray.
Last edited by gcoll; 06-11-2010 at 09:40 AM.
I have to say I was very impressed with what Tom did at the MTV Movie awards.
i think it could work. they probably would need to add a main character, but i thought his character was pretty funny in tropic thunder.
why in the hell is this becoming a movie?
Talk about overkill.
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