Trading Places + Coming to America, for example, makes sense, as does Tommy Boy + Black Sheep, even if one of those flicks is pretty awful. The Warriors + Four Brothers also works, I suppose, at least as well as Enemy at the Gates + Defiance. But someone over at Paramount got a little snarky for their fifth double feature, which is, uh, Tropic Thunder + We Were Soldiers. I'm probably reading too much into this, but it almost feels like Randall Wallace's film is being marketed as a satire of war movies, which it isn't. It's actually a somber, stone-faced, cliche-laden Mel Gibson war movie.
The combination just confuses me. Paramount is not short on comedies or war flicks, so why not pair Tropic Thunder and We Were Soldiers with more like-minded movies? No idea. I just thought it was funny.