I think I just figured out why I thought Platoon was a comedy throughout my childhood and a portion of my adult life.
Also, we watched They Came Together last night and it was incredible. Earlier in the night we had been lamenting the lameness of modern parody films and the fact they the jokes are blatant/hitting you over the head and typically rely on gross-out humor. Movies like Airplane and The Naked Gun were way more subtle and, I don’t know, felt like they had more heart or something.
They Came Together is definitely a film along the same lines of a classic parody film. The jokes almost never stop and it’s incredibly self-aware without being self-aware to the point of running jokes into the ground or coming off too hip or quirky for the sake of being quirky.
If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out. It’s incredible.