MacGruber is a feature length adaptation of the Saturday Night Live skit poking fun at MacGyver. Strange to think this could even have been a possibility as a feature, seeing as Anchorman 2 is so hard to get made. Even stranger is just how entertaining this flick is.
In order to fill an hour and a half of screen time the movie ingeniously expands from just MacGyver fun to all out 80s action flicks. Big explosions, lots of blood and ridiculous dialogue make MacGruber a real hoot to watch. Its R-rating is well earned, and had my jaw dropping at unexpected occasions. This is an adult film, leave the kiddies at home.
Will Forte is an underrated comedic actor, and this role proves it. Val Kilmer plays the straight man to Will Forte’s insanity as MacGruber’s arch-nemesis. If you’re looking to get into the mood of the 80s inspired films this summer (Karate Kid, The A-Team, The Expendables), MacGruber is a great way to kick it all off.
Director: Jorma Taccone
Stars: Will Forte, Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe
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