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  • a za Muchas This classic comedy cracks us up.

  • Getting it made now might be an uphill battle for Ben Stiller.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 Tropic Thunder jokes that wouldn't work today for this list.

  • We're looking at concepts and lines from this 2008 film that might not go over well with some current audiences.

  • Wow, let's go and make the greatest war movie ever since we're talking about the whole movie.

  • A spoiler alert is in effect.

  • Number 10 Lazarus Goes undercover When actor Tugg Speedman is captured by members of a drug cartel gang, his co stars go to rescue him.

  • Part of their plan involves Kirk Lazarus acting as a distraction, which he does by pretending to be a Chinese farmer.

  • How the hell do you know Chinese, then?

  • Soup and money with Gong.

  • The second Globe third Oscar prepped for that one by working in Beijing Textile Factory for eight months.

  • He dons a conical hat and discusses his rice patty and poppy fields in broken Mandarin.

  • Now we go.

  • Why was it?

  • It's now down gently today, people of Chinese descent might find his appropriation of cultural clothing and misuse of language insulting rob buoy to shit.

  • Why should now electoral lighter Duits constipated and seeing as China is extremely important to the modern box office, it's unlikely Hollywood would risk alienating the country.

  • Besides, we're sure a brilliant actor like Kirk Lazarus could come up with some other creative distraction.

  • Number nine.

  • Demanding people Speak American After an action sequences delayed, explosives expert Cody takes his frustration out on his assistance.

  • Who happened to be Asian since they're filming in Vietnam?

  • I need some dudes who speak American Goddammit!

  • He complains that they don't quote, speak American and implies that one of them has worked in a sweatshop.

  • While Cody obviously isn't meant to be a role model, his ignorance and prejudice isn't addressed.

  • Head on.

  • Everyone, please shut up the Jets air coming in.

  • We only have one chance at this.

  • These are such big topics of conversation today.

  • It's doubtful that these kinds of remarks would fly without the character being called out or facing consequences in some way.

  • Mother Nature just pissed.

  • Soon Number eight, the young gang leader.

  • Shortly after the cartel gang kidnapped speed hman, they take him to their leader.

  • It's then revealed that they're led by a cigar smoking boy named Tran.

  • I am Track.

  • You are just passing my poppy fields, you e a scum.

  • In recent years, documentaries like Kony, 2012 have depicted the horrific reality that child soldiers face.

  • Yeah, they don't want to do what he says, but he forces them to do bad things.

  • What do you think about that sad viral documentary garnered over 100 million views online and managed to get President Obama to take action?

  • The widespread knowledge of stories like Kony, 2012 today would make Tropic Thunder is Tran less of a joke and more of a tragic figure?

  • You e.

  • But even if the movie somehow dodged that real life association, the filmmakers may still face heat from the FCC for the child's smoking habit.

  • Number seven Jeff Portnoy's faux trailer Tropic Thunder begins with a series of fake movie trailers who left the fridge open.

  • In one of the previews, Jack Black plays multiple members of an obese farting family known as the Fatties.

  • This summer, America's favorite obese family eyes back while the trailer excellently parodies films like the Nutty Professor.

  • It does so at the expense of people living with obesity.

  • Modern society has made huge strides forward in the last decade to promote body positivity for people of all shapes and sizes.

  • This shifting perspective towards body image would cause many to see this trailer as fat shaming.

  • In some countries, it's considered a compliment.

  • Number six.

  • Al Pacino Al Pacino is initially introduced as a heterosexual musician who writes songs expressing his love for female anatomy.

  • Al Pacino.

  • So his castmates air caught off guard when he accidentally admits he's attracted to a man.

  • After an angry ALPA tries to end the conversation, his co stars continue to ask questions about a sexuality.

  • Atlanta No, that sounds like no, I said Nance.

  • That's what I said, Nance.

  • It sounded like Lance.

  • Jack Black's character goes so far as to offer the rappers sexual favors.

  • To make matters worse, his attraction to men is later treated as a punch line.

  • No, hell no.

  • What?

  • Come on.

  • Look, man, everyone's gay Once in a while.

  • I'm not gay, just how we do it.

  • Over the last decade, Hollywood has notably increased L G B T Q plus representation although they've still got a ways to go in today's reality, Alpa's sexuality would not be treated as just another joke.

  • Number five.

  • Inappropriate jokes.

  • During a stormy night, Speedman kills a panda and self defense.

  • When he confesses to murdering the thing he loves most.

  • His agent, Rick, assumes the actor killed a prostitute.

  • Ah, hooker.

  • Alright, you killed a hooker.

  • Calm down.

  • Rick immediately responds by giving Speedman instructions on how to cover up such a murder.

  • Weakens safely.

  • Assume Pita wasn't too happy with the scene.

  • But the way they talk about the fictional sex worker is justice troubling.

  • No, a panda.

  • Amanda.

  • Come on, dude.

  • And that's probably not even a real name.

  • Instead of encouraging Speedman to face Justice, Rick immediately tells him how to get away with it.

  • The idea that the life of a sex worker or any human being, for that matter is less valuable than a Hollywood career is messed up.

  • This line is too dark for modern audiences.

  • It doesn't matter anymore.

  • Just I've moved on.

  • Number four, The Flaming Dragon Cartel, the drug cartel that antagonizes the actors, is called Flaming Dragon.

  • This group is solely composed of Asian men who apparently have one VHS tape to go around and are extremely quick to resort to violence.

  • We've watched it many, many times.

  • You should have got Ahsoka, although it's never explicitly stated where they're from.

  • This gang could still be offensive to those of Asian descent.

  • Who is this?

  • How do you get this phone way?

  • Our flaming dragon?

  • Simple Jack belong to us now.

  • Their name is rooted in a cheap cultural stereotype, and they're all treated as crude terrorists.

  • We don't negotiate with terrorists, right?

  • Whoa!

  • Hey, Are you insane?

  • I think I could have done that.

  • They're gonna kill him.

  • Making foreigners into scapegoats for your villain is a tired cliche.

  • And as we stated before, Hollywood is more dependent on the international box office than ever.

  • Flaming Dragon would need fleshed out members and, more importantly, a name change to appeal to a wider audience is number three Simple Jack.

  • Simple check speed.

  • Hman once starred in an Oscar bait movie called Simple Jack.

  • In the film, he played a mentally challenged character who had bad teeth.

  • Ah, low I Q and and exaggerated stutter the depiction of a person with learning difficulties as physically and mentally inferior, outraged disability groups and was called out as hate speech even in 2000 and eight.

  • While the character was meant to be a parody of films like I Am Sam and Forrest Gump, certain audiences couldn't see the satire underneath Speed Mons.

  • Hammy performance in outlandish makeup.

  • What she did.

  • Oh mm.

  • Now do movie theme character is still so controversial that snowboarder Shaun White drew criticism for wearing a simple jack costume as recently as 2018.

  • The character is another example of how badly received a parody can be these days, when the joke comes at the expense of a minority group.

  • I'll see you tonight when I goto bed my head Movies put this head movie makes my Eyes rain number to an infamous conversation.

  • It wasn't just the real life audience that criticized Simple Jack during the movie.

  • Kirk Lazarus ridicule Speedman for getting way too into his role.

  • Simple Jack, you went all out on that.

  • You did really swung for the fences.

  • Their conversation is a sharply satirical commentary about actual actors who portrayed people with mental disabilities for clout.

  • However, their exchange features the extremely liberal use of a certain our word.

  • Over the last decade, societies increased awareness of people with developmental disabilities has made that word increasingly taboo.

  • The frequent use of the word and the scene would likely distract audiences from the sharp commentary underneath.

  • Overall, the conversation would need some serious rewrites to make its point.

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  • Number one.

  • Kirk Lazarus Method.

  • Acting Australian actor Kirk Lazarus had quote pigmentation alteration surgery and changed his voice to play African American soldier Lincoln Osiris.

  • Man, I don't drop character till I've done a DVD commentary.

  • While his choice is thoroughly criticized and deconstructed throughout the film, Robert Downey Junior's performance as Lazarus earned him an Oscar nomination.

  • Despite the accolades and smart commentary, we just can't imagine there's any way he could wear blackface today under any circumstances.

  • And why am I in this movie?

  • Maybe I just knew I had to represent because they had one good partner for a black man.

  • They gave us a Crocodile Dundee.

  • Pump the brakes, kid.

  • That means the national treasure.

  • Since the movie debuted, general audiences have become more aware of the historical and racist significance of blackface, and celebrities who have failed to oppose the practice have even lost their jobs.

  • No, for 400 years that work, it's kept us down.

  • Since Robert Downey Junior's role brought attention to the issue, it's unlikely he'll face consequences in the future.

  • But given the hugely negative reaction to blackface in any form, Kirk Lazarus would likely approach his method, acting in a different way today.

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Top 10 Tropic Thunder Jokes That Wouldn't Work Today

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