Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tropic Thunder feels the heat..

In the usual star-studded premieres, "Tropic Thunder" had to endure a semi-closed premiere atmosphere due to protesters. For many developmentally challenged American's, the "r" word is considered equal to using the "n" word. Within the film, various groups counted over 100 times the "retard" word was used. The groups in tow included Arc of The United States, the Special Olympics and the National Down Syndrome Congress.

According to an ARC executive, "Hollywood has picked on different groups in the past and they've fought back. Now they have picked on a group that is sensitive and can't always fight back."

From wire reports, Dreamworks Studios spokesperson Chip Sullivan said that the groups and Dreamworks have met to air concerns and determine the next step in working out a course of action. They plan on meeting at the end of the month.

Due to the protest, the premiere looked more like a garden as event planners had foliage lined all four sides of the streets to detract the main event from protesters. The usually fans lined up against barracades hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite actor or actress were blocked by the walled bushes. At one point, a fan had climbed up a tree to peer over the brush while he heard photographers shouting out Katie and Tom's name.

According to yahoo, "Tropic Thunder is summarized as "A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the most expensive war film. But after ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys."

Tom Cruise never took off his sunglasses.

Walking the carpet were the majority of the stars of the film from Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Brandon T. Jackson, Brandon Soo Hoo, Reggie Lee and Steven Coogan.

Miss Jodi Foster made a surprise visit wearing a black short dress while Katie Holmes was supporting an off black number herself.

Katie Holmes looking cute.

Ben Stiller's lovely lady Christine Taylor was also wearing black. Hmmm must of been a black night.

Interesting outfit of the night was co-writer/producer Justin Theroux's flooding tuxedo topped off with a hat. Funny thing was that it suited him well.

Justin Theroux.

Jack Black's sports jacket was emblazoned with lightening bolts. With his energy, that jacket reflected his blinding funny powers.

Jack Black with his lightening bolts.

This was Brandon Soo Hoo's first major carpet event.

Amy Adams was looking a big flowery with her evening dress. She even gave a quick "Over The Shoulder" pose!

Amy Adams

Robert Downey Jr is lighter in color than in the movie.

"Tropic Thunder" opens this weekend.

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