MacGruber Movie Reviews
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MacGruber may have been the best movie ever made. Of course its ridiculous and silly and crude, but how the hell else are you supposed to make a movie based on a sketch that lasts 30 seconds and always ends with him being blown up? How else do you make a movie about a MacGyver wannabe? And no one is mentioning how it was shot and acted exactly like an action movie except MacGruber is the "hero". And it's not your standard, "incompetent hero learns to be good", MacGruber is good at two things, Kickin' ass, and ripping throats.
Should have walked out.
I don't know why I sat all the way through this piece of unadulterated crap. I should have walked out and demanded my money back. An hour and half of screaming profanity, gratuitous violence, and not-in-a-way nudity. Do not go to this movie!
For the 5th time in my life, I walked out of a film. The opening song was a weak attempt to steal a bit of surprise vulgarity where it isn't expecting from Team America: World Police.
The vulgarity was rampant. Over the top crudeness, including male pubic hair and full shot buttocks just kept coming. Don't think, "Oh! That was too much... But, let's see what happens. They won't do that again." I thought that four times.
The concept was funny. I laughed several times, and was the last one laughing more than once. (Not hard in a theater of only about 12 people.) My wife and I discussed leaving twice. Finally, another man left, and we agreed to go.
This was after a disgusting scene in which MacGruber has sex with the phantasm of his dead wife. Of course, the director uses the opportunity again to show M's buttocks.
This is the MUST MISS movie of the year.
Saturday Night Live skits turned into films go one of two ways (and ONLY one of two ways). Awesome, as was the case with Wayne's World and The Blues Brothers, or really awful, as was the case with, well, every other film based on a Saturday Night Live skit. It's hard to take a one joke, 3 minute skit and turn it into a full length film, mostly because your characters need to grow, and that's impossible when your character is just one joke. MacGruber is the first movie that finds its way to the middle: It's not awesome, and it's not awful, but it is pretty funny.
On SNL, Will Forte's MacGruber is a psychologically messed up MacGyver, who could diffuse bombs with chewing gum and hair if only his internal issues didn't get in the way. Here, they have expanded him out, turning him into a doofus and playing on 80s action film cliches. MacGruber, with the help of Kristen Wiig's Vicki St. Elmo and Ryan Phillippe's Dixon Piper, tries to take down the evil Dieter Von Cunth. As you can probably tell, the names are played for jokes throughout the film.
There's a lot of amusement here, especially for someone like me who grew up with the over the top 80s action heroes. The soundtrack is great, and references to the 80s always make me laugh. I wasn't a huge fan of the more crude humor (I rarely am), but the actors' commitment made me forgive most of it. In the end, MacGruber is better than the average SNL film, and honestly, that's all I could have asked for.
Could not stop laughing my but off at this movie. Thought it was going to be childish at best, but it just won me over with complete goofiness. It had the same good feeling like Austin Powers,only instead James Bond it was making fun of McGyver.