Forget What You've Heard! 'MacGruber' Is HILARIOUS & You Need To See It!

Sat, May 22, 2010 11:29am EST by 8 Comments
Courtesy of Rogue Pictures

Courtesy of Rogue Pictures

Girls, if you can sit through the movie’s 100 minutes of explosions and crazy filthy jokes, you’ll earn MAJOR points with your boyfriends!

Make no mistake about it — MacGruber earns its R-rating. The blood splatter is plentiful, the dialogue is unimaginably crude, and if you have any moral objection to a grown man parading around pantsless with a stalk of celery wedged up his butt, then God help you. As movies based on SNL sketches tend to be either hit (Wayne’s World) or miss (The Ladies’ Man), I decided to go into MacGruber with low expectations — and boy was I pleased. This movie is awesome.

For those unfamiliar with MacGruber, the movie is based on the popular Saturday Night Live sketch about a special operations agent named MacGruber (Will Forte) who finds new ways to diffuse bombs (or fail to do so) using every day household items. If it sounds a lot like MacGyver… well, that’s because it’s supposed to.

Along with his trusty sidekick Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig), MacGruber is joined on the big screen by Lt. Dixon Piper (a surprisingly well-timed Ryan Phillippe) in a deadly mission to stop the evil Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer.) Kristen’s awkward quirkiness is in full force and is responsible for most of the movie’s non-MacGruber laughs.

But the beauty of MacGruber‘s humor is that it doesn’t rely on the same one-liners and played out scenarios that keep us laughing week after week on SNL. There’s really only one scene that finds Vicki spouting her frantic catchphrases (“You got it, MacGruber!” etc.) while the rest of the movie introduces us to a different side of MacGruber, one that’s equal parts perverted and hysterical. Will seriously out-does himself in this one.

Other MacGruber highlights include a hilarious performance from SNL vet Maya Rudolph as MacGruber’s dead (yet still sexually ravenous) wife, plus ridiculous cameos from WWE superstars. Oh, that’s another way you can earn brownie points with your boyfriends — when the WWE guys appear on screen during the team-assembling montage, pretend you know who they are. Just keep shouting out “Chris Jericho” and “Big Show” until you eventually land on the right one. Your man will immediately get over his commitment issues, guaranteed.

Now you tell me: Did you see MacGruber yet? Drop me a comment and tell me what you thought — is my review dead on, or did you hate this movie with a fiery passion? Type away!

— Andy Swift

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rosetta mac

Posted at 4:09 AM on May 22, 2012  

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Posted at 8:59 AM on January 6, 2012  

I didn’t expect RAVE reviews,but I had tears in my eyes watching this,Ryan phillipe was hilarious,the one thing ill never get is when they say a movie is stupid…NO FKN SHIT!!! anyway loved,big fan of FORTE n WIIG,KILMER will always ROCK!!! TIME TO POUND SOME CUNTHE

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Pat Olivetti

Posted at 11:11 AM on May 24, 2010  

May I be honest here? MacGruber was boring as an SNL bit. That anyone would think it would somehow become good as a movie is astounding. There are some funny bits on SNL that could be movie material, but certainly not the entirely stale, tedious ‘MacGruber’ bit.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:37 AM on May 24, 2010  

Did you see the movie? Very little of it actually has to do with the sketch.

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Posted at 4:09 AM on May 23, 2010  

You’ve gotta be kidding me. This is the worst piece of crap to come out in years. It doesn’t even have enough material to qualify as a parody of the original MacGyver series. It’s horrifying, disgusting, and an insult to comedy.

Your comments about girlfriends “sitting through” this to get their boyfriends to “get over his commitment issues” is beyond sexist. Not to mention I don’t know a guy who would sit through this dreck in the first place. Insulting from both sides. May I recommend you try a different line of work? You’re so far off the mark on this one, with no other reviewers agreeing, and insulting to the readers, I can’t see how you can sustain yourself.

To everyone else, do yourself a favor and pick up the original MacGyver series instead. That’s more comedy than the writers of this film have ever seen.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:21 AM on May 23, 2010  


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Puck is wrong

Posted at 1:21 PM on November 12, 2010  

puck is an idiot who doesn’t appreciate genius satire combined with fart humor. puck is definitely a girl, and definitely single. and boring. I bet she thinks South Park is stupid too although anyone with a brain realizes that it may be the best thing on television today. Macgruber was awesome and your review was spot-on.

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Van Roberts

Posted at 3:43 AM on May 23, 2010  

“MacGruber” was hideously terrible, horrible unfunny, and horrendously half-baked. This spoof of the legendary television series qualifies as one big goof. Nothing is remotely funny and the action is pretty lame. I feel bad for Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, and Val Kilmer. Only once did MacGruber behave like MacGyver. Skip this crap!

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