MacGruber Trailer Starring Will Forte and Val Kilmer


I know you’ve all been waiting a very long time for this moment. The first Saturday Night Live spin-off film to hit theatres in 10 years is almost upon us… that’s right it’s your very first trailer for MacGruber! I certainly had my doubts about a feature-length version of a recurring sketch that is nothing more than a MacGyver parody (surely most of us thought the initial announcement was a joke), but I have to admit, I’m starting to come around on this a little bit. We already heard some anonymous early buzz back in December claiming that it was “the best SNL film since Wayne’s World“. While that doesn’t necessarily mean much, this trailer does have some funny stuff in it.

Will Forte stars as the mullet-sporting secret agent who is called in to take down the evil Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) along with Special Agent Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki (Kristen Wiig). If they can keep this silly and absurd without spoofing the same action movie cliches that a million other comedies have done before, it just might be worth checking out. This is a red band trailer because of a couple F-bombs, but for the most part it’s pretty goofy and harmless. MacGruber hits theatres on April 23rd; disarm that age-restriction roadblock and check out the full trailer after the jump!

  • HFD

    First SNL movie in 10 years? That seems surprising. They should have waited longer for a good idea, this one stinks like last week’s fish.

  • swarez

    I noticed that they didn’t show one scene where Mcgruber builds shit from crap to save the day. Which is what I thought this character was spoofing.

  • I was just discussing that with dirrrtyfrank. I wonder if they steered clear of direct MacGyver references because they thought younger viewers wouldn’t get the joke. Maybe they’ll still have it in the movie, but just left it out of the trailer?

  • bullet3

    Wow, that’s one of the worst trailers I’ve seen in a long time. It’s not just unfunny, its anti-funny.

  • The Man

    This is a exercise in how long can they keep one joke going. Kick Ass is the movie to see in April.

  • This trailer has the best cinematography that I’ve seen in a while. C’mon, Jay. Back me up on this.

  • I’m throwing my support behind this one. I thought the “butt…hole” bit and the bit with all the wires was funny.

    I’m all in.

  • swarez

    Yeah I chuckled a few times, the wire bit and the date rape joke. And Reed is right in saying that the cinematography really good for a film like this.

  • rjdelight

    When was the last R rated SNL movie? The Blues Brothers?

  • Goon

    well i liked it anyways

  • Nick Robertson

    I actually laughed and I NEVER laugh… I’m looking forward to it.

  • fuckingshit

    WHAT!? U think this is funny, but Kevin Smitsh Adam Sandlersish was shit? Talk about hypocricy.
    Everything besides the bomb wires was really, really childish and stupid american pie type humouer.

  • If you’re asking me, I think this looks way funnier than Cop Out. I mean, at least there are actual jokes in the trailer. Childish, perhaps, but it almost reminds me of a Will Ferrell/Adam McKay movie at times. Seems like it’s definitely going to divide people though.

  • Well, I’ve actually only seen this skit once, it was last week when Charles Barkley was on and it was quite hilarious. However, I’m wondering about whether or not it can hold up to a full length treatment, doesn’t really seem to be enough to go on.

  • Mason

    I usually laugh at most comedy trailers, but I didn’t laugh once at this. Hmmm.