Soundtrack album for summer 2008 movie, Tropic Thunder. The mother of all summer comedies. This blockbuster stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr in a genius spoof Vietnam era war films (Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Etc). … see full wiki
As of this writing, TROPIC THUNDER is the funniest movie to be released in 2008. In addition to the key casting of the main characters and the genius of Ben Stiller (who co-starred, co-wrote, directed, and co-produced the film), TROPIC THUNDER has a great soundtrack that adds to the humor of the film. From using songs that have been used in war movies before, e.g. "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" to Alpa Chino's (Brandon T. Jackson) #1 hit song "I Love That P***Y", the music in TROPIC THUNDER perfectly captures the mood of the film. Unfortunately, not quite all of the songs from the movie have actually made it onto the soundtrack. The most glaring exceptions are the songs that Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) dances to: "Get Back" by Ludacris (the song during the end credits) and "Low" by Flo-Rida. There are songs that aren't even heard in the song, except in passing, that are on here, e.g. "Movin' On Up" (Jefferson's Theme) by Janet Dubois. Overall, the music on the soundtrack is a nice mix, but it's not really the full motion picture soundtrack. I was also disappointed that there aren't a few dialogue scenes from the movie that were included. TROPIC THUNDER is a hilarious movie with all kinds of funny lines, but except for the #1 track on the album, "The Name of the Game (The Crystal Method's Big A** T.T. Mix)" that has some dialogue under the music, there is no dialogue from the movie included. Fans of the movie might enjoy the soundtrack, but it has a larger appeal for those who have never seen the movie.