A friend who passed along PDF copies of the scripts for Pineapple Express, which I’ve read, and Tropic Thunder, which I haven’t, shared a short opinion. “I think the Pineapple Express script is funny — if a bit underwhelming — but Tropic Thunder is surprisingly primitive,” he said. “It’s a really uninspired execution of a terrific premise. Here’s hoping they improvised some better material on set. In an odd coincidence, the final acts of both scripts are very similar. Strange.”
I don’t want this to turn into a huge spoiler thread by those who’ve read both, but is there any kind of consensus among readers? Without divulging anything particular, I mean. Write me privately if you wish.