Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trailer Talk - MacGruber

Penny and I may be one of the few people who still watch Saturday Night Live every week and one of our favorite skits on the show is the MacGyver parody, MacGruber, 20-second skits where the MacGyver wannabe tries to disarm bombs with paper clips and chewing gum but ultimately always fails due to some personal issues and seemingly dies. The sketch is ridiculous because there's been about 26 of them, and while MacGruber always fails, he continues to called on to stop weapons of mass destruction.

Anyway, so when I heard that SNL was making a MacGruber movie I wondered how if it was possible to take a 20-second skit where a guy always fails his mission and dies and make it into a fully realized 90 minute movie. Well the first trailer has hit the internet waves (it's a red-band!!) and I have to say, it looks pretty damn funny. It's taken the 80's camp of the character and kicked it up 10 notches. I am now officially on board and cannot wait to see the new movie. Check out the trailer below. I'm curious to hear from people who have never seen the SNL sketch on what their thoughts are of the trailer and the upcoming movie.

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