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The people at Uproxx [which is a lot of people I might add, they maintain several websites], hilariously came up with how Robert Downey Jr. has created some of the most memorable characters in the past 3-4 years.  It’s quite unfortunate that recently, he’s too busy making sequels for these multimillion dollar franchises rather stepping out and creating more characters as unique as Kirk Lazarus or any other of his eccentric and likable characters.  The man is highly talented and I can’t wait to see what he comes to do next.

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Even while writing this article, I became confused in whether this would focus on war speeches or just characters talking for a long time.  Then I decided that I could instead do both.  I’ll have an article right now for great monologues, which is defined a speech from one character speaking their thoughts aloud, and I’ll have a separate one for great wartime speeches for another day.  So in the movies you’ll see below, you won’t find the empowering words of William Wallace or Theoden, King of Rohan, but the long speeches that are particularly mesmerizing in their substance and delivery.  This is a very broad topic, so I’d imagine the choices I made could be considered lousy, and that there are more suitable ones.  That’s your job, to find them and prove me wrong.

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When people ask me what my favorite movie of all time is, I give them a look of stupidity and pretension and then go into an arrogant monologue saying that I’ve seen so many movies that you’d have to divide them up into genres to truly tell you what my favorite from each one. It’s usually at that point where they’re so taken back by my blind arrogance that they default to the only genre they can relate to: comedy.

Lol, jk, that actually doesn’t happen as much as I let on, but what I mean to aim at is when people ask me what my favorite comedy is and more than often I’ll always say Tropic Thunder. Tropic Thunder delivers itself as a comedy in two different ways, based on its audience. To the eyes of a culturally ignorant, Tropic Thunder is decent comedy with its most memorable moment is Jack Black saying he’ll suck Brandon T. Jackson’s dic* if he cuts him down from the tree. Hardee-f*cking-Har. To the eyes of those who have a decent understanding of the Hollywood industry, Tropic Thunder is a pinata full of scathing satire, irreplaceable performances, and deep, well-thoughtout jokes. After the jump lies a breakdown of how this movie literally splits my sides every time I watch it and how moments that might have seemed confusing and irrelevant are actually this movie’s brightest gems.

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