The World is Saved: MacGruber Red & Green Band Trailers [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 20th, 2010 at 1:15 pm,

macgruber header The World is Saved: MacGruber Red & Green Band Trailers [Updated]

OK, I’ll admit it. MacGruber is one of my least favorite sketches in the SNL arsenal.  I like Will Forte and Kristen Wiig, but I just can’t get into the mostly dumb situations the character finds himself in, and most of the jokes are tired or worn out. I understand the concept behind it – a bumbling counter-spy agent (that closely resembles MacGuyver) is always too busy explaining himself and working through his own life issues to actually finish the job and ends up being exploded at the end of the sketch.

When it was announced that longtime SNL producer Lorne Michaels was making a movie based on MacGruber, my first response was “What the…?” Then actors Ryan Phillipe (Antitrust), Val Kilmer (Heat), Powers Boothe (Deadwood) joined the cast along with former SNL’er Maya Rudolph (Away We Go), and my interest piqued just a bit. Still, I was very skeptical of what exactly could be done with a MacGruber story that would attempt to hold my interest for 90 minutes.

According to MacGruber’s movie website, here is the official synopsis:

“Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy Seal and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor, and 7 Presidential Medals of Bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. “

Well, that doesn’t really tell you much about the story but here’s what I could glean from the trailer. Val Kilmer’s character has stolen a Russian nuclear warhead and plans to use it against Washington, DC. MacGruber (Will Forte) is called in to stop him with the assistance of Special Agent Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and MacGruber’s long time girlfriend, Vicki (Kristen Wiig). You can watch the red band trailer for MacGruber at Rogue Pictures’ website (link below). Meanwhile, we’ve posted the green band trailer for your viewing pleasure:

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MacGruber RED BAND TRAILER

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Then come back to check out some stills and leave your comments below:

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Let’s face it: Lorne Michaels’ track record with SNL sketch-to-movie crossovers is OK at best.  The Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World are the only major success stories.  Let’s just remind you of some of the flops, though: Coneheads, It’s Pat!, Stuart Saves His Family, Blues Brothers 2000, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, and The Ladies Man. While a few of them were good for laughs, none of them scream “Buy me on DVD and watch me over and over!”

But like I said, the budgets are kept low, so with the exception of It’s Pat!, Stuart Saves His Family and Blues Brothers 2000, all the films have at least made their budgets back.

I found this  MacGruber trailer to be awfully funny and there are some great scenes in it. I’m looking forward to seeing Val Kilmer chew up some scenery as the bad guy. MacGruber is directed by Jorma Taccone, written by Will Forte and John Solomon, and produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and Ryan Kavanaugh.

What did you think of the MacGruber trailer and do you plan on seeing it in theaters?

MacGruber saves the world from exploding April 23rd, 2010.

Source: Rouge Pictures

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  1. I'd be more interested in Val Kilmer's presence in the movie if he hadn't been doing so many throw-away rolls lately. Although Ryan Phillippe definitely gets my interest! Its been awhile since I've seen him in a role, and I really like him.
    The trailer looks okay, but I hope the movie turns out much better, otherwise I can't see this doing to well.

  2. This looks way funnier http://tinyurl.com/yd99yuv

  3. If it turns out anything like Hotrod I'm there. That movie was fantastically stupid. I have a good feeling about this though even though i didn't like the sketches that much.

  4. Lmao.
    I'm there.

  5. Bashing Coneheads and The Ladies Man?! How dare you?!

  6. “I'm more of a 3 wire guy.” Gotta see this.

  7. I will admit that the trailer made me chuckle, but I can't say it has me all that optimistic. As stated, it's not like the track record for SNL sketches to film is all that stellar, and SNL hasn't even been that funny in years. Still, the trailer offers potential, so I won't rule out “Macgruber” yet.

  8. Ive never seen the SNL skits so maybe thats why I find it fairly funny and semi fresh? I hope Val is coming back… something stupid (entertainingly stupid) like this will kick him where the sun dont shine.. in the butt..his butthole..

    And get to doing something decently worth his presence.

  9. Hey you didn't like Superstar and A Night at the Roxbury?!? I own both of those on DVD and love to watch them!

    Anyway… I'll see this movie. It looks funny and there were some good lines. I loved Hot Rod and plus Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island) is directing so that will be interesting! It looks like they'll be able to pull this off. I was worried because I mean… He explodes at the end of every episode, but it looks like they got this. I kind of think they should have gone for a PG-13 rating though if they wanted to make it a bigger success. Some of it just seemed like cursing thrown in there just for the sake of having cursing.

  10. And Superstar and A Night at the Roxbury!! Those are funny movies!!

  11. MacGyver not MacGuyver

  12. haha that trailer was kinda funny:p never seen macgruber before.
    guess im gonna be in the cinema when it arrives!:)

  13. @Kyle

    Great link there. As funny as it is I can see our government doing something like that.

  14. r.i.p.
    snl
    1975 – 1999

  15. @Kyle

    Great link there. As funny as it is I can see our government doing something like that.

  16. r.i.p.
    snl
    1975 – 1999

  17. Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi – Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi – MACGRUBER!!!!!

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