It took reading Mr. Damon Houx’s Best Of 2010 list to realize that there was one glaring omission from my list. MacGruber.
I was one of the few people who actually went to see it in the theater. Vanessa didn’t want to see it, and I kept saying that I was hearing that it was hilarious from everyone who had seen it on the CHUD boards.
Turns out that it was indeed great. Will forte was hilarious as the inept MacGruber (how the hell did this guy ever become a “badass”?) and the real MVP of the movie surprisingly was Ryan Phillipe who has shown that he can do comedy really well. Rounding out the cast are Val Kilmer as DIETER VON CUNTH, Powers friggin’ Booth as the General, and Kristin Wiig as the unrequited love interest to MacGruber.
This movie is damn filthy. So filthy that in the theater of 6 people (including Vanessa and I) the old couple who were sitting there watching it, got up and walked out midway through. Before MacGruber started offering blowjobs to keep the case.
It’s filled with lots of action movie moments, and also has a rocking 80’s soundtrack. You will never hear “Broken Wings” the same ever again.
MacGruber is not a crappy SNL movie. It’s up there with The Blues Brothers.
Rene’s song of the day: “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister.
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