Is it a little odd that I am ready to forgo the theatrical release of Paramount’s Tropic Thunder in hopes that I could just skip right to the DVD release? You may be asking yourselves why I would say such a thing, as Tropic Thunder appears to be, as many commenters have said on this very site, the comedy to beat this summer. The answer is simple: the bonus features on the DVD look like they are going to be ridiculous.
Take for instance some of the parody work that Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. did for the MTV Movie Awards. Remember the one they did where Iron Man kicks the Kung Fu Panda in the nuts — classic. And hot on the heels of all that jazz comes the following video, a trailer for a documentary that chronicles the making of a fake movie inside of a movie. Yes, the documentary is called Rain of Madness, and it tells the story behind the botched production at the center of Tropic Thunder. Confused? Watch the trailer below, it will explain itself.
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Tropic Thunder is directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Stiller alongside Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., the incoparable Steve Coogan, Danny McBride and Nick Nolte. It hits theaters on August 15th. The clip above can also be seen in high definition over at RainofMadness.com. Check out the poster below.