Flickering Myth: They often say that those who can write great comedy can write great drama. The same can be applied to those who write mediocre comedy and, thusly, mediocre drama. Adam McKay showed how a pro could move from the silliness of Anchorman to the high stakes of Oscar-bait The Big Short. The Hangover and Road Trip director/writer Todd Phillips has now stepped up to the plate, to bring an equally fast-paced, politically/financially-angled narrative to the cinema screens in War Dogs. The unbelievable story of two gunrunners, the film marries comedy and drama (with a bigger definition on the drama), for an engaging, if less-memorable, film.