Life has a way of balancing itself out. Rather than present a series of examples, here's just one: in a summer where a smart, sophisticated action movie like Inception wowed audiences and dominated the box office, there had to be an antithesis, a movie so bad and unintelligent theater owners practically paid people to stay away. That movie is MacGruber.
Based on yet another "SNL" skit no one asked to be adapted into a feature-length film, MacGruber is about a dude named MacGruber who is a lot like MacGyver, only he's an idiot and terrible at defusing weapons. The plot is secondary to the premise.
Of all "SNL" skits adapted to the big screen, MacGruber actually had the most potential. After all, it's an action-comedy in the vein of The Naked Gun. Or at least it should have been like The Naked Gun.
MacGruber is one of the least funniest comedies ever made. Slow, meandering and pointless, there's not a single funny moment in the entire movie. Will Forte's character is absurdly annoying and even paired with straight players like Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe his comedic timing is terrible.
There's a reason why MacGruber didn't even earn its $10 million production back. With absolutely nothing going for it, there is absolutely no reason to see MacGruber.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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