It's been a long time since the last SNL spin-off movie; about a decade, in fact. Now, we're getting a MacGruber movie from Lorne Michaels and company. Hmm, I'm really not sure about this idea. Are the MacGruber sketches really the best idea for a film? SNL movies have been so hit or miss over the years. On the upside, they've produced comedy classics like The Blues Brothers, but on the downside, there's the likes of The Coneheads or Superstar. On the whole, I think they've acquired a lackluster reputation. Taking a one-joke skit like MacGruber and turning it into a feature-length film sounds like another half-baked idea, but who knows, it could turn out as a pleasant surprise.
After watching the new red-band trailer for the film, I'm not exactly sold on the concept, but I'm open to see more of what it has to offer, if anything. MacGruber certainly has some talented people involved (I'm liking Val Kilmer as the villain), so let's hope that they don't go to waste.
MacGruber hits theaters on April 23 and stars Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillipe, and Val Kilmer. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB7KnZyMjNs