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Will Forte Pumps The Brakes On MACGRUBER 2

Beaks here...

A couple of weeks ago, writer-director-heartthrob Jorma Taccone shocked and elated right-thinking cinephiles when he told ScreenCrush's Mike Sampson that he was developing MACGRUBER 2 with star Will Forte and co-writer John Solomon. Taccone was vague on details, but he did let slip that it would take place at Christmas as a nod to DIE HARD. A MACGRUBER sequel paying homage to the one of the greatest action films of all time? What's not to love about that?

Well, if you were to put that question to a studio exec, the answer would likely be two numbers: the estimated budget for the sequel and the total worldwide gross of the original. So when I asked Forte about the sequel at today's THAT'S MY BOY press conference, I was heartbroken but not terribly shocked to receive this response:

Will Forte: As for MACGRUBER 2, it's very much in the works. We're just... no, I'm kidding. Jorma mentioned it. He was really tired one morning giving an interview, and he said something stupid about it. Believe me, we would love... we had so much fun doing that. We're proud of it, and we jokingly talk about the sequel all the time. But I don't think anybody in their right mind would give us any money for it. If somebody gives us money for it--

Andy Samberg: I'll give you a thousand bucks right now.

Forte: There is going to be a MACGRUBER 2 then. Funded by Andy Samberg.

Samberg: On a flipcam.

After the press conference, Forte expressed his gratitude to everyone who's embraced the film, and suggested that there might be "one alternate universe in a series of parallel universes" where MACGRUBER 2 could get made. Unfortunately, I don't think we're living in that universe. 

Personally, I'd suck Ryan Kavanaugh's dick, let him fuck me and fuck a random object in his Relativity Media office if he'd agree to finance MACGRUBER 2. Less humiliatingly, I'd also be willing to launch the mother of all Kickstarter campaigns. Whatever it takes to give the moviegoing public one more opportunity to fall in love with Forte's bemulleted action hero.

But seriously... Kavanaugh... just tell me what you want me to fuck.

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  • June 2, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by geeko2000

  • June 2, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    I liked Macruber. Soooooo funny movie

    by ajit maholtra

    I like when he was having sex with the lady and making so much noise. Reminded me of when I used to spy on my Uncle having sex with his wife. He also made lots of noise.

  • June 2, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    We actually had an idea for a trilogy

    by JettL93

    part 2 would be a die hard spoof and part three would rip on a first blood part 2 type story The script for part 2 is about 70 percent done and if funding was to happen we could have the film up and filming by years end So if you want us to make another one then let universal know

  • June 2, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I actually thought the first movie was highly underrated

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    MacGruber had some of the most laugh-out-loud moments of any 'stupid' comedy I've seen in quite some time. On first viewing, it was mainly because I was expecting it to be the biggest turd in history (snobbishly because I listened to the critics and the box-office numbers during its initial run). I've seen the movie five times now, and it is now one of my most quoted movies, behind "Lethal Weapon 2" and "The Last Boy Scout."

  • June 2, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...fucking awful.

  • June 2, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Kristen Wiig?

    by rahtard

    The first film came out before she became a super famous. If she were to agree to do it I'm sure a studio would fund it. But is she too big now, and is it beneath her? Throat ripping is so low brow as opposed to diarrhea.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    That's My Boy was fucking awesome. Most I've laughed at a Sandman movie since fucking Billy or Happy. SEAN ANDERS IS BACK BABY! Rent NBT or go fuck yourself.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Explain how this is possible when the first movie cost $10 million to make and

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    didn't even make that much at the box office. It was the definition of flop. Not all SNL sketches translate to movies. For every Blues Brothers and Wayne's World there's this, and It's Pat.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    grammaton...Did It's Pat even go to theaters?

    by adeceasedfan

    Maybe I'm thinking of Stuart Saves His Family or whatever that was called.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    It's pat was the problem of studio interferance

    by JettL93

    the original script we produced was epic and some say would have been the funniest comedy ever, but the studio got involved and cast and crew left the project so what we get now is so far from my original treatment

  • June 2, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Beaks...

    by honestune

    Since you'll be down there already, could you suck a dick for Remo Williams 2, Willow 2, and the rest of the Golden Compass trilogy?

  • June 2, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    MacGruber is a film that would have worked in the early 90s

    by Ricardo

    Back when SNL films were being made all the time.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Everyone who knocks this film I guarantee didn't see it

    by Harrigan

    It is absolutely hilarious and I force everyone I know to watch it.

  • We were all counting on you.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    series7, what's NBT?

    by ajit maholtra

  • June 2, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan, if it wasn't in theaters it at least went DTV, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I too was thinking about Stuart Saves His Family as clunkers.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Wow, according to IMDB It's Pat was pulled from theaters after

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    one week, and uncredited work by the Farelly Brothers, and Quentin Tarrantino couldn't save it.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    With a run time of only 77 minutes? What the hell?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That's like a special edition of some tv show.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Beaks: I'll bring the celery

    by Monty Cristo

    I am behind this crowd funding idea.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    MacGruber was funny as fuck.

    by Ironhelix

    People ragging on it likely never saw it, because I too was EXTREMELY apprehensive about it. However, there were a few scenes that were pure genius, and the rest was above average. Sure, it's fun to shit on the SNL movies, as most of them ARE shit, but this one was actually quite clever.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Loved MacGruber

    by smackfu

    The sex scenes almost did me in

  • June 2, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    When did the tide turn on this one?

    by Toe Jam

    Love Forte, and always liked the "SNL" bits, but the movie was fucking awful. With all the love it's getting in this thread, I might have to give it another chance at some point ... Of course, some fucking moron above was singing the praises of "That's My Boy," so maybe the thread is just rife with people with horrible senses of humor.

  • June 2, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I cried laughing at this in theaters...

    by UTexLex

    MacGruber is by far the funniest comedy to come out in the past 5 years, trumping the likes of Step Brothers, Anchorman, Funny People, Pineapple Express, Horrible Bosses, et al. Just off the top of my head: "Putting together a team" and subsequently blowing them up, the apology scene with Piper, KFBR392 and MacGruber's Pad, the sex scene(s), the celery trick, and the list goes on and on. I really hope Forte gets leading status in more films. He's incredibly underrated and had some of the funniest SNL sketches of recent memory (look up his Hall & Oates duos with Fred Armisen or Jeff Montgomery...)

  • June 2, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Commercials for That's My Boy look funny

    by ajit maholtra

    I like where Adam Sandler is drunk and shouting.

  • ...Or as you know it, the GREATEST MOVIE OF THE LAST DECADE.

  • June 2, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    Sorry, that's BEAKS, not Nordling...

    by BurnHollywood

  • June 2, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    The "upper decker" tv trailers didn't help

    by tangcameo

    If that's the best joke you can put into the tv trailer, no wonder you got screwed at the box office.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    How about a MacGruber Airwolf?

    by tangcameo

    MacGruber becomes the pilot of some highly advanced, nuclear-armed ice cream truck, or garbage truck, or speedboat. And there's some character with a Stringfellow Hawke-ish type name, preferably with Bum somewhere in it. And a cameo by Ernest Borgnine if he isn't dead yet.

  • It works perfectly. Right after the bass solo my semmen shoots out.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Wow grammaton.Thx.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 2, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by Fridge

    Shut your butt.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by ShogunMaster

    ..who would you suck for a Black Dynamite 2? That's the sequel I'm dying to see.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I Also Cried laughing In The Theater

    by Crow3711

    I literally thought I was gonna pass out I couldn't breathe. Truly the funniest, most under rated and CRIMINALLY under seen comedies ever. Preposterously funny

  • June 2, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I forgot about the notepad

    by smackfu

    his obsession with the guy in the BMW was awesome

  • Everything SNL has generated for more than a decade now is absolute trash. Just lazy pop-culture regurgitation and lazy tawdriness with a crowd of unfunny people. I know some people would disagree. But it's the most pale, feeble shadow of what it used to be, and that's sad.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by Joelseph01

  • June 2, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by vadakinX

    Of all the movies you pretend to work on, why oh why would you want to pretend to have worked on MacGruber? Have you no standards man? I insist that on the next The Dark Knight Rises talkback, you pretend to have written the final draft in order to restore credibility to your noble fake profession.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    First one didn't work.

    by Charlie

    Felt like a first draft or outline. With jokes and good stuff still to be put in to flesh it out. It was just very paper thin on everything. It's like they sat around a table for a couple hours and worked out a rough outline and idea and then just shot that.

  • June 2, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Listen you cunths...

    by BosskBalls

    the original was a steaming pile of shit.

  • June 2, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Funny when people bash it due to the SNL skits

    by Harrigan

    When the movie is completely different. And the people that did see it and didn't find it funny - I hope someone sneezes into your mouth.

  • June 2, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Sorry, I saw it and didn't care for it

    by theBigE

    I guess I'll disagree with those who loved it, but the jokes were too few and far between to make me like MacGruber. I was really hoping to like it too, but I actually fell asleep 2/3 of the way through it. Reminds me of "Hot Rod," it has some hilarious moments, but the whole thing overall didn't mesh. Maybe I'm too old to like MacGruber. I'm over 40, and my favorite comedies of the past 20 years include Dumb & Dumber and Borat.

  • June 2, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I thought it was fucking stupid.....

    by kanye west

    Then I actually watched it and thought it was hilarious. That said you can only milk a one note joke so long. Once is enough.

  • June 2, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by Harrigan

    What you just said made zero sense.

  • June 2, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Glad internet comments z

    by Harrigan

  • June 2, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Dictate your choices

    by Harrigan

  • June 2, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Instead of renting Macgruber, codename will cry himself to sleep

    by ajit maholtra

  • June 2, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by MJDeViant

    It was a pretty damn good movie IMO. It's definitely one of the better SNL movies (which, yeah, doesn't say a whole lot I guess). It's kind of like Hot Rod. It is stupid but then you find yourself watching it again and then you like it. Except for I didn't know what to think of Hot Rod. I already loved Forte's MacGruber from SNL. Also, IMO, The Brothers Solomon is underrated. Not like it is some prize of my collection (got it for $3!!!) but it is pretty funny. Now, I am a fan of Forte and Arnett, so it was probably a given, but it is not bad to watch every once in awhile. MacGruber, IMO, would make a great 30 minute Adult Swim show with the likes of Children's Hospital and Eagleheart.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    How did you know? Give me some good curry recipes, please.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    @grammaton cleric binks

    by The Dwayne

    Office Space didn't do well in the box office either but it's still one of the greatest SNL skits movies ever made.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    that movie was like cop-out level bad

    by jsfithaca

    it shouldve been good, all the actors in it are good, but boy was it awful. you would like this beaks

  • June 2, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    codename, here is a good curry recipe for you

    by ajit maholtra

    Put some curry powder on your pennis, and then you will have curry shrimp. Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheh.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Jett, how do you get a script "70% done"?

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Please, tell me! I would love to hear the explanation!

  • June 2, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    Thanks for the pennies.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    By the way, ajit_maholtra

    by CodeName

    My childhood heroes were Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kumar Gaurav. Wish AICN would cover these folks.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    First, a 'Ladies Man' sequel please.

    by ThulsaBoom

  • June 2, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Maybe even 'A Night at the Roxbury Too.'

    by ThulsaBoom

  • June 2, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    'Wayne's World 3: Mike Meyers was free'

    by ThulsaBoom

  • June 2, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by ajit maholtra

    Thats cool dude. Then youre A okay. We can be buddies.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    This movie is much funnier the second time...

    by MST3KPIMP

    honestly, if you didn't get it the first time it will most likely click if you give it another chance.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The first movie sucked donkey dick

    by Cobb05

    It had too big of a budget, the casting was all wrong and Will Forte will never be able to open a movie. Ryan Phillippe is a horrible actor. His role really should've been played by a more intimidating actor. I don't believe he could kick anyone's ass. And let's face it, Val Kilmer's best days are behind him. With the exception of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang he hasn't been in anything good since Tombstone. Again, you needed a better villain. Jean Claude Van Damm would've been way bette. And the movie would've worked better with a smaller budget. Yes, it was anbig budget action spoof, but it would've worked better with a smaller budget. Also it wouldn't have had to make as much. And Will Forte, who i think is very hit or miss as an actor. Most of his stuff is horrible, but he has done a few decent things that shows he's not a total retard. But he will never be someone who can open a movie. It's just never going to happen. I also think Andy Samberg is in the same boat. Their comedy styles are very perticular, but they want to make studio movies, which doesn't work out because they don't appeal to broad audiences. Hot Rod was a small comedy and still didn't do well. I just don't see them as leads. They are supporting actors at best in a studio movie.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I really enjoyed the first one. Laughed a lot.

    by Jaka

    But I watched it with a group of people and NONE of them laughed. Oops. In fact, all but one of them hated it. The one who didn't hate it gave a vague, "it just wasn't what I was expecting". I think it will always be a limited, divided audience for that type of comedy. HELLS YEAH I'd like to see a sequel. But I'm not sure it would make any more than the first one, so they'd have to make it on the EXTREME cheap. <p> Also, I agree that I think some people might enjoy it more the second time around, once they know what they're in for.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Please make this happen

    by technotranceporter

    MacGrubber is so damned funny. I may have watched it ten times by now. I will watch the sequel 20 times. No shit. Will Forte, if you are reading this I will fuck your ghost body in a graveyard if you make this movie. I may have to get in a good throat rip, but as long as no one steals my Blapunkt then all will be well. And if you didn't like this movie than you are stupid. Really, really stupid. As a matter of fact, you're so stupid that when people ask you if you have seen MacGrubber, and you say "Yeah, I hated it. It was fucking lame.", they are thinking to themselves, That guy is really fucking stupid. MacGrubber is awesome. On a side note, it's not anywhere near as good as 'Small Wonder'

  • June 2, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by technotranceporter

    I can hear the song now

  • June 2, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    MacGruber was hilarious

    by smudgewhat

    The problem was that it was based on a skit that was actually not that great on SNL. But the movie went way out on a limb. Ghost sex, throat ripping, homosexual tendencies, the human shield. C'mon it was fun.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    No parody that I have ever seen nails the 80's like MacGruber did.

    by Ironhelix

    The fucking dialogue, the music. The goddamned opening montage where he's playing the saxophone while backlit with godrays? Holy Jesus how can people not appreciate some of the funny shit they threw in there? The fucking "growling cougar" sound effect over the explosions?! The Blaupunkt? C'mon! I went to high school with people who acted just like that. Minus the throat-ripping, of course.

  • June 2, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Team America puts McGruber to shame

    by Cobb05

    Better on every level. And better acting by puppets.

  • June 3, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Isn't this what kickstarter was made for?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Best sex scene ever in the first one.

  • June 3, 2012, 12:59 a.m. CST

    It did make a profit...someone tell Will Forte.

    by starbuck2907

    gross: +$ 9,500,000 dvd: + 4,600,000 budget: - 10,000,000 ------------------------------ profit: $4,100,000 Where do the figures come from? $8.5 million domestic (boxofficemojo) $1 million international (google seached it, and wikipedia has it) 5 day dvd sales from These figures do not count royalties from on-demand rental services, streaming services, or dvd sales beyond the first 5 days. So, if those are considered as well, the movie likely made a 50% ish return on investment. The Chronicles of Riddick, Futurama, and several other films/tv shows have seen sequels based on the power of their dvd sales and life after they leave the theater. Someone should tell Will Forte, that overall, the film was quite profitable. Greenlighting a sequel with Christin Wig co-starring again should be a no-brainer, especially now that the "brand" is established to a lot more movie-goers.

  • June 3, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    you forget marketing starbuck

    by Cobb05

    They probably spent 10-20 million on marketing. There goes your profit and that's why there won't be a sequel.

  • Sometimes they have to make more than that. Theaters get a cut of that box office money. Advertising costs aren't included in that budget. It costs money to print all the reels of film. Distribution costs aren't included in the budget. That's just what it cost to make the film - sets, locations, actors, crew people, craft services, etc. It also costs money to produce the packaging for the dvds and blu-rays. You can rest assured that the first film, even with that small budget, did not see a profit.

  • one of the most under-rated SNL films ever. I would LOVE to see a MacGruber too - even at a smaller budget.

  • June 3, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    MacGruber 2 even

    by slayme

    put "too" in there for some reason. Late night, but yeah, the first MacGruber DID make a profit, even if it wasn't a big one.

  • June 3, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    I'm Gonna shoot.... Ugh!Oooh!Eeee!

    by DutchRudder

    Thank you, that is all.

  • June 3, 2012, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Macgruber was funny and underrated. So fuck you.

    by DutchRudder

    Again, that is all.

  • We laughed our asses off.

  • June 3, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Best SNL movie

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    since Waynes World.

  • June 3, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    MacGruber, honest to god, made me laugh a lot.

    by V'Shael

    I normally hate those SNL type, let's make a character 3 minute sketch into a movie things. But this one defied expectations. I loved it.

  • June 3, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    One of the worst films I've ever seen.

    by Mono

    Hate to be "that guy." I like liking things. But I don't know how I could have disliked the first Magruber movie any more. I like the actors. I like the filmmakers. I like the source material. I thought I was going to like it... But instead it was torturously unfunny. Like, this is one of the movies running perpetually in the 20-screen in Hell, level of awfulness. Just my two cents though. If you guys enjoyed it, that's great. But I sure as hell wouldn't greenlight part 2 if I were a studio exec. No sir. No way.

  • But I'm well aware a lot of people hated it :( A lot of stupid people!

  • June 3, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I'd never heard of MacGruber until I caught it on TV..

    by papabendi

    But after a shakey start it had me crying with laughter. The sex scenes were comedy gold. It's a shame it bombed state side because that killed the film in the rest of the world who don't get SNL. There was no product recognition to help sell it. A riff on DH2 would be perfect.

  • June 3, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    MacGruber is AWESOME

    by ufoclub1977

    I finally saw it on cable and found it to be hilarious and a decent throwback to the classics like Airplane and Top Secret. FAiLS: Naked Gun, Superhero movie... etc TEPID and overrated in spite of popularity: Wedding Crashers, Bridesmaids UNDERRATED: MacGruber, Crazy Stupid Love

  • June 3, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Funny movie!

    by IamHERE

    I think all the people who watched it had no reference to the jokes in the movie. His radio and the fact he drove a cherry red miata and thought it was exotic was hilarious. The sex scenes made me cry, even the one with the ghost. celery in the ass scene was funny. It was amazing but the movie had a high number of laughs in it.

  • June 3, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Capone Certainly Must Be Disappointed To Read This

    by Graphix67

    He pimped the living hell out of the original P.O.S. and AICN blitzed their website with non-stop promos and banners. Otherwise, it's nice to read that one less Saturday Night Live 2-minute long sketch will not be making a return-engagement anytime soon.

  • June 3, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST


    by Harrigan

    You even see the movie?

  • June 3, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    That movie sucked anyway.

    by Jason Bartlett

  • Also Mr Forte does good work with Tim and Eric, so I guess he's alright. But McGruber was shite.

  • June 3, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Survey says: RIP Richard Dawson

    by Blanket-Man

    Wonder if he'll get an obit on here? Not exactly a geek-centric resume, but Hogan's Heroes was great, and playing the anti-Richard-Dawson in Running Man might warrant a note here. While his Family Feud is what most folks remember, I grew up laughing hysterically at him as the "bottom row middle" celeb on Match Game. That crew seemed to be having SO much fun every episode.

  • June 3, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Touch and Go

    by Mark Leffler

    Any movie that uses ELP's "Touch and Go" in a team recruiting montage displays pure genius. (By the way, that was Emerson Lake and Powell, for those who are keeping track). I probably watch MacGruber once every few weeks or so and still laugh out loud and pick up something new each time. "The game has changed!" "But the players are the same!!!"

  • June 3, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Richard Dawson was still alive?

    by Jaka

    Seriously? Weird. I had no clue.

  • June 3, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    There's one sure fire way to get funding for this

    by DarthRandalNC


  • Also, I went to high school with retards that would spend an hour explaining the virtues of Blaupunkt stereos, so this shit was funny to me. Probably COMPLETELY lost on a lot of people though.

  • The only movie I've ever rented from there that was that terrible. I understand what they were parodying and I was expecting something along the lines of The Naked Gun or Hot Shots. But those movies had some brains behind them. Mcgruber Instead it was just unfunny garbage.

  • June 3, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    RiP Richard Dawson. Killian was the best.

    by DarthBlart

  • June 3, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    RIP Richard Dawson

    by Dkev00

    Since I'm 42, I literally grew up with this guy. God speed my friend.

  • June 3, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Cpl Newkirk has finally escaped

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Godspeed to a wonderful man.

  • June 3, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Like many others, I too was apprehensive about Macgruber

    by Lucky13

    But man... I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard from a movie. The license plate obsession, his assembled team getting blown up, and his obsession with ripping Cunth's dick off and shoving it down his throat... Then the ending, where Cunth laughs cause there's no longer a dick to be ripped, so Mac just shoots him off a cliff and pisses on his corpse... my god, I was laughing hysterically. My wife was sitting with her sister in another room while I watched the movie (I thought it was gonna be horrible, so I wasn't gonna bother the wife with it), and they thought I was going insane. Damn good movie, who cares if its 'dumb humor'. It made me laugh out loud, in a major way, and there are not many movies that can lay that claim. Maybe Tommy Boy was the last one before this?

  • June 3, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    SNL fell off like 15 years ago, just kill the show…..

    by maxcherry

    all they do now is try to do the same kind of skits that were done 20 to 30 years ago on SNL and skits that only comedic theatre class goers would find funny. And for pete's sake stop the "it's live from new york" bit, it's old drop it for a while. And stop the host from doing a standup routine at the beginning of the show, 90% of SNL hosts can't do a standup routine.

  • June 3, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Dredd is coming September 21

    by coolfan123

    Prepare to be judged....

  • June 3, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Lesser movies have gotten sequels.

    by Matt Litchliter

    Maybe the studios are more skiddish on giving an R-rated comedy more money as they would say a family film. I just find it hard to believe that studios are thinking in depth about their projects and what they do greenlight...all of a sudden.

  • June 3, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    It was a horrible piece of shit...

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

    ...and Forte is one of the least funny "comic" actors I've seen. If he didn't get cast on SNL because Lorne liked his "look" he'd be lucky to be teaching improv classes to community theater types. And it didn't make a profit. The box office keeps 50-60% of the take so the studio is lucky to recoup 1/2 of what it makes there.

  • If I remember correctly the movie under $10 million worldwide and wasn't a DVD/Bluray sensation like say Austin Powers or Anchormen were (both had modest box offices and exploded on home video). They had to beg and plead to do an Anchorman 2 and McGruber will get a sequel? Considering the SNL sketch was an one-joke concept that got old after the first sketch, the movie was surprising better than I expected. I didn't think it was great, but I expected garbage and I got a few laughs.

  • June 3, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    All 22 of the people who saw MacGruber posted in this talkback

    by Hesiod2k7

    Seriously, the movie sucked. The recent crappy three stooges movie made 6 times the money. This reminds me of all the fools who want to reboot Buckaroo Bonzai.

  • June 3, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    hesiod2007, what movies do you find funny?

    by ajit maholtra

  • June 3, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    MacGruber was AWFUL

    by Curious_Jorge

    I forget at what part I turned it off. It may have been the scene where he stuck the celery stalk in his ass. I just couldn't take the awfulness any more.

  • June 3, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by poop

    when I was watching this pile of shit. I can't even fathom how anyone could think this shitass cock-hole of a movie was in any way funny. I'm ashamed I contributed to the box office return.

  • June 3, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Everyone who says they hate Macruber list your top 10 comedy movies

    by ajit maholtra

    Naked men should not throw stones in glass houses or else everyone will see their lulla.

  • June 3, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Both Anchorman and Pineapple Express are fucking gold

    by poop

    compared to this shit. I love me some Wiig, but god DAMN this movie was ass. And no, not "ASS - The Movie" funny. Just fucking unfunny. It was like a shitballs rip-off Team America, which was actually funny.

  • June 3, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    McGruber Sucked Post-Distraction Celery

    by HongKongCavalier

    Top Ten (in no particular) Blazing Saddles Young Frankenstein Airplane Beerfest Raising Arizona The Hangover Office Space Monty Python and The Holy Grail 40 Year Old Virgin Anchorman ... McGruber isn't even in the same conversation

  • June 3, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Powers Booth FTW

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    He really stole the show this summer. Look out for that fucking guy, he's gonna be BIG one day.

  • June 3, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Hong Kong Cavalier

    by ajit maholtra

    That's mostly a good list, except for Raising Arizona and Monthy Python and the Holy Grail. Raising Arizona is a nice movie, but not very funny. And Holy Grail is terrible. Weird British men saying Nee nee nee one hundred times in a row is not funny.

  • June 3, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I'm so glad don't know any of you

    by Harrigan

    If you hate this movie and I met you on the streets of Chicago I would break your clavicle.

  • June 3, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by Behemoth

    Those of you who get that reference ... you are of my tribe.

  • June 3, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    My top 10

    by theBigE

    I thought MacGruber was very inconsistent as well, and am not a fan. My top 10 comedies that I can immediately think of (out of order - and all after 1975, I know there are classics but I can't think of them off the top of my head) Borat Dumb & Dumber Airplane Naked Gun 2.5 (liked it better than the first) Raising Arizona Monty Pthyon & Holy Grail Austin Powers Anchorman Ferris Bueller's Day Off Christmas Vacation

  • June 3, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Thebige, your list is very similar to Hong Kong Cavalier

    by ajit maholtra

    And while it is a decent list, neither of you listed Ghostbusters or a single Bill Murray movie, so you both fail.

  • June 3, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    this crap shouldn't even be mentioned as a comedy film, it's torture porn

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

    This piece of shit film shouldn't make anyone's top 1000 list of great comedies. If you think Forte's garbage compares to any of the films listed below you should officially give up on life since you've already checked out. Stripes Caddyshack Anchorman Step Brothers Slap Shot The Big Lebowski Animal House Raising Arizona Waiting For Guffman This is Spinal Tap Planes Trains & Automobiles Blazing Saddles Groundhog Day Ghostbusters Ferris Bueller

  • ...or anybodies opinions of movies, or pretty much fucking anything. That movie is the definition of funny.

  • June 3, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, you said "terrible"

    by Jaka

    I was in such shock that I misquoted you. Holy Grail is "terrible".... get the fuck outta here! Even people who don't like comedies, don't like Monty Python and don't like the fucking British understand that that movie is pure genius.

  • But why is everyone listing Raising Arizona? That movie is not funny at all. It's a really nice movie about a couple trying to steal a baby to make a family, but it's very sad movie. Here's my List: Ghostbusters Anchorman Kingpin Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The Party The Jerk This is Spinal Tap Beverly Hill Cop Billy Madison Borat

  • jaka puts his right hand over his anus when he farts and makes it like a cup, then he puts the cup over his nose and releases the fart and says, mmmmmmmm. Then he says Nee Nee Nee Nee!

  • June 3, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Hands down HOT ROD was one of the best

    by Muldoon

    comedies I've ever had the pleasure of watching over and over. Dear Universe, more please. Seriously Lonely Island is 99% pure genius and 1% "Still better than anything else out there." Given the massive amount of talent involved - I felt kind of let down with MacGruber (though it could absolutely be because I was expecting a different movie) - If anything's for certain it's that whatever Jorma, Akiva, or Andy put out there - I'll be there opening day. They're a gaggle of stupid awesome and on a completely different level than most of the comedies out there. Not a shocker M2 is pretty much a no-go.

  • June 3, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    ajit_maholtra - And my farts STILL smell better..

    by Jaka

    ...than your STANK ASS taste in movies. Nee, nee, nee, to the mother fuckin' nee!

  • June 3, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Where's your top ten list jaka?

    by ajit maholtra

    Back up your farts with words.

  • June 3, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I was thinking about it...

    by Jaka

    ...have to see what I come up with. I'll give it a shot before this thing drifts too far down the page. <p> Just so we're clear, though, I am just hyperbolically giving you a hard time. I think you're nuts for publicly stating that Holy Grail is a "terrible movie", but everybody is entitled to their own opinion... even if it's wrong. Heh. Now I must away! I'm about to watch the season finale of Game Of Thrones.

  • June 4, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Fuck SNL skits turning into movies.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Will that trend EVER go away? They already milk characters on the show, THEN they have to subject us to a movie?!?!?! It's like telling the same joke over and over again, and jokes don't get funnier with each telling, folks. Bite me, bitches.

  • And I think that's where the marketing failed. MacGruber is not a straight forward spoof movie or one like Airplane where every one is in a comedy. It's more like the Brady Bunch Movie. Where only some of the characters are in a comedy. Everyone else isn't.

  • June 4, 2012, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Gah, not Herc, muldoon. (Said Herc out of force of habit)

    by V'Shael

  • June 4, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Macgruber and Zoolander

    by Dranem

    I swear those 2 movies make me feel like some hipster elitist of comedy movies. I remember begging my friends to see them and being the only one who loved them at the theater, and now they claim "they liked it all along". I don't know, I guess I'm just on the stupid comedy wavelength in my brain a lot quicker than some people. Its nice to see a lot in this talkback are, too!

  • June 4, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I didn't see MacGruber....but really don't think I have to

    by Jaster Mareel

    I saw most of the SNL skits. Every single time I thought=......why don they keep doing these retarded things?= If the movie was supposed to be a comedy, they probably should have put something remotely humorous in the trailer. Since they didn't do that, it bombed through the fucking floor. Wanna know how bad it did? It didn't even get it's $10M budget back...WORLDWIDE! And that doesn't count the $35M or so for advertising and prints! Plus the studio only gets 55% of ticket sales anyway so it RE_HE_HE_HEALY fucking bombed. Beaks, stop using this film as an excuse to suck dick on the corner. You do it because you like it.

  • June 4, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    @ajit_maholtra, some more for my list

    by theBigE

    I just listed my favorite comedy films off the top of my head, but if I were to add some more, they would be: There's Something about Mary Planes, Trains, and Automobiles What About Bob? (favorite Murray flick) Fletch The Blues Brothers (best SNL flick ever) Ghostbusters and BHC (I guess I viewed them more as Sci-fi and Action, but they are definitely top comedies) Young Frankenstein / Blazing Saddles - take your pick Talledega Nights: the Legend of Ricky Bobby

  • June 4, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • June 4, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by aexmachine

    that sequel idea sounds awesome.

  • June 4, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    McGruber is HILARIOUS!!!!! Make another plz!!!

    by Bigdada

    Before you knock it, watch it, it's very funny. and to anyone that doesn't love it, "FUCK YOU DUUUUUDE!!!"

  • You and your dick comments. It's fun to say them. It's fun to hear them. That's why I say them. And that's why I listen.

  • If you're selling a comedy, why do you want people to look at their watches and roll their eyes when viewing the trailer? Nope, there was NOTHING funny in that film, I'm willing to bet a lot on that.

  • June 4, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    MacGruber was an awful, AWFUL movie.

    by Vince Ricardo

    I knew, before I rented it, that it would be an over-the-top, "stupid" comedy, but MacGruber was far worse than even my lowest of expectations. I got a chuckle out of the SNL skit (the first couple of times they did it) and I like Kristen Wiig, Wil Forte (at least on SNL) and Val Kilmer, but this flick was a steaming pile. I kept thinking "it has to get better," but it never did. Ugh. How embarrassing. They're not making a sequel? How on EARTH is that news? It's not news, it's just common sense.

  • June 4, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Will Forte... psht...

    by Triple_J_72

    Can you say "one trick pony?" I knew you could.

  • June 4, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    PLz god, smite the McGruber unbelievers.

    by Bigdada

    Thank you, Bigdada.