For years I hated both Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. It's just that way...at least it was. I hated Ben Stiller because of his character in Reality Bites. I just didn't like the cut of Downey's jib.
It's only been in the last year or so that I've come to appreciate both actors. This is a good thing because otherwise I wouldn't have seen Tropic Thunder. I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would. Parts were genuinely funny and it's been a while since I've laughed out loud at gore. Ben Stiller playing with a severed head cracked me up.
This movie was a lot better than it had any right to be. I don't know if I'd buy the DVD but I definitely enjoyed it.