Monday, May 24, 2010

Review: MacGruber

Grade: A

Evil master mind Dieter Von Cunth has stolen a nuclear warhead and has a plan to destroy Washington with it. Only one man is man enough to stop him, only one man has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger, only one man is man enough to still sport a mullet, that man is the man known only as MacGruber. After disappearing for 10 years after Von Cunth killed his bride, MacGruber is called back into action to stop his nemesis once again. MacGruber decides to assemble an elite team of experts to help him defeat Von Cunth and his team of assassins. His methods are a bit unorthodox, but if there’s one man who can get the job done right, it’s MacGruber.

Funniest movie of the year, I’m calling it now. I have not laughed so hard at a movie in a very long time. I really do need to go see it a couple more times because I missed a lot because I was laughing so hard. I know SNL has had a really bad track record with their movies for the past, oh, 17 years. In fact, I walked into the theater fully expecting to cringe through the whole movie and probably end up hating it. Instead, I laughed through the whole thing and am dying to watch it again. This movie is the funniest and best SNL movie since Wayne’s World 2. Simply genius. It is an amazing parody of not just the MacGyver character, who doesn’t use weapons but rather his mind and everyday household items to outwit the bad guys, but of every “one man versus an army of bad guys” movies, such as: Rambo, Commando, Die Hard, Death Wish, Delta Force and many others. The jokes in this movie were nonstop and every one of them was absolutely hilarious. Also, the action was really fun and enjoyable too. This movie is rated R and for a very good reason. To start, one of the characters names is an adult word, then the movie is loaded with adult language, it gets pretty violent at times, there is some nudity, mostly male butt, and two “love” scenes reminiscent of some classic 80s love scenes and are hilarious.

Will Forte (Beerfest, TVs Saturday Night Live) plays the man without a plan, MacGruber. Forte is outstandingly funny in this role and really gives perfect deliver to all of his jokes in the movie. He does a really great job at driving the whole movie. Kristen Wiig (Whip It, Extract) plays master of disguise, Vicki St. Elmo. Wiig is as funny as ever in this role as the character who is kind of forced into odd situations by MacGruber. Ryan Phillippe (Stop-Loss, Cruel Intentions) plays Lt. Dixon Piper, an army expert assigned to MacGruber’s team. Phillippe did a really good job with his role and was very enjoyable. Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Top Gun) plays the evil Dieter Von Cunth. Kilmer was perfect for this role and really helped make the movie as enjoyable as it is. One of the best parts about this movie is that the director seems to have told all of the actors, except Forte and Wiig, to play the movie as though they were in a straight action movie. Kilmer and Phillippe really did a great job of doing this and it made Forte than much funnier as MacGruber.

I really have to recommend that everybody go see this movie. I could not stop laughing and I really do want to go see it again. SNL has finally broken their streak of horrible movies with this great 80s action spoof. I cannot get over how good and funny it is.

Great quote: “WEAK!”

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