Fantastic Fest

Monday, August 04, 2008

TROPIC THUNDER patrons get hit in The Sh*t!!

Last Friday night, the war came home.

With the greatly appreciated participation of Ain't It Cool News, Fantastic Fest and Paramount Pictures, we were lucky enough to bring an advance screening of balls-to-the-wall combat comedy TROPIC THUNDER to the Alamo South Lamar. And speaking of balls and walls, the event was kicked off with some severe Austin paintball warfare, as 30 lucky (??) showgoers were selected to run the most brutal gauntlet outside o' Danang: THE SHIT.

PHOTOS (by local cameramaniac Mary Sledd) are HERE!!!!!

Yep, local warriors Devious Sports joined your ever-lovin' Alamo/Fantastic Fest sadists in rigging up Austin's most outrageous combat simulation chamber, and none were left unscathed. Even Alamo/FF founder Tim League made the run, taking a few in the chest in the name of America. AICN founder Harry Knowles opted to be on the other end of the trigger, but don't worry. We've got plans for him...

Thanks to everyone who came out, especially those who made it through The Shit. Each participant was rewarded with some major bruising and a can of official Booty Sweat Energy Drink. Feel free to email us photos of your injuries. And to the rest of you out there: don't let anyone tell you getting shot by a paintball doesn't hurt. Because it DOES.

Your pal,
The Original Alamo


  • At 6:20 PM , Anonymous movie junkie said...

    Robert Downey Jr. cracks me up... he's got a knack for not taking himself too seriously


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