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Friday, September 24, 2010

[4.25/10] MacGruber (2010)

MacGruber (2010)

Short review: In the 10 years since his fiancee was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job. This movie isn't much different from other super sleuth comedies - there's nothing creative or unique here, same old story. It's lame, predictable and the dialogue is just pain stupid. There are no really big action sequences, or chases, just some stock warehouse shootouts. All of the special effects budget seems to have been spent on throat-ripping and bullet-wound effects. The acting is very arch and knowing and over-the-top, and while that may work in an occasional late night 1 minute sketch, it gets really wearing really quickly. MacGruber character himself is a cocky arrogant idiot, who acts illogically, and worst of all, takes himself way too seriously. The supporting cast is just okay - Phillippe plays it save and a bit stiff, while Wiig plays it cute and quiet. She is actually the funniest character in this movie. All the jokes and humor is moronic, and the sex scenes are just to gross to talk about. All in all, "MacGruber" is yet another example of why action comedy is my least favorite genre. It's outrageously stupid, at times amusing, but often embarrassing to watch.

  • My Rating: 4.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 48% (5.2/10)
  • IMDb: 5.7/10

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