For some reason, most of my friends felt based on the preview that Tropic Thunder looked terrible. I thought it looked okay. Then I saw it last night and . . . it’s okay. Plenty of funny stuff, but little in the way of genuinely hilarious stuff. The exception is Tom Cruise who, apparently, should have focused his career on doing comic supporting roles. Except I guess the choices he’s actually made have made him incredibly wealthy, so he probably doesn’t have too many regrets.