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Posted: 20 January 2010 - 11:21 AM                                    
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Universal Pictures have released the first official trailer for it's upcoming "MacGruber" movie which is based on the Saturday Night Live skits which parady the popular 80's show,"MacGyver".

Feedback to this trailer on Youtube so far has been in the resounding positive with one even saying they hope Richard Dean Anderson makes a cameo in the movie.



update - 2/4/2010: The original video clip was removed so I've replaced it with another one.

 
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This just isn't the movie for me.

Now, without a doubt when I tell people I like MacGyver they will laugh at me because Mac is associated with this movie...

 
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darn you beat me. I was just about to post it. I have to say this is the dumest I thing have ever seen doh.gif blink.gif . Lets hope that people in hollywood get an idea or too for a real MacGyver movie.

 
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All the comments on Youtube for this video are all saying how good it looks.




 
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Posted: 20 January 2010 - 06:59 PM                                    
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One word: Eww.

 
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Ya.. I'm with Agent MacGyver when people ask what kind of shows i watch and i tell them I watch MacGyver they will laugh at me and make fun of all things MacGyver..
and i don't care for the comments on youtube, the movie looks like poo..

 
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Being a nearly lifelong fan of MacGyver I have to first of all say that it does look better than I expected. Yes, it has that typical SNL sophomoric sense of humor. I picture Will Farrell giving almost the same performance if it were him.
I found the trailer hilarious and refreshingly dissimilar to the one-set SNL skit. However, I think it's unfortunate that MacGyver was such an innocent, or at least wholesome, character, and they are forever going to associate MacGyver with a double flip-off, going #2 in the back of a toilet, and hopping around naked. And, it's really no surprise they had him use a gun.

All in all I will try to put aside that stuff, as I personally feel a well made MacGyver movie following it in the near future would easily reassert MacGyver's image. If something like MacGruber can be done this well, then surely MacGyver can be an epic film that revives an American icon.

There's a lot of good humor in the trailer:
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"MacGruber, I thought you were dead?!"

"So did I- but I'm not." roller.gif

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"How did you know I was wearing a bullet proof vest?"

"You were wearing a bullet proof vest? Awesome..."
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Then another good one:

(after looking at the MESS of wires) "What the **** is this? There's like a MILLION wires in here! I'm more of a three wire guy."
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This is my two cents worth, but I think it would be nice, assuming this promps the MacGyver film, if MacGyver The Movie alluded to MacGruber- or even if they just included some humor beyond the rare one-liner in the series. I think RDA really contributed to SG-1 a lot of humor that I wish he would have worked into MacGyver during his time there.

It's funny, a lot of us have seen every episode of MacGyver, and have had our guards up to MacGruber ruining Mac's image, but I think one of two things is true. Either MacGyver really is done, and this will at worst distort people's perception of who MacGyver was a little, or it will prompt his return, and as I said will reassert the character. So at worst it still keeps him alive (in a way) and at best it could really pave the way for him to be revitalized. I see it as win-win. And should it ultimately create a false final impression for a generation who missed him the first time around, I would say RDA enabled it to a degree by participating, which I'm guessing validated the whole MacGruber franchise and may have contributed to the movie. I mean, that really is a huge validation when the man himself wants to guest star.

All the MacGruber antics, now that I really think about it, are ostensibly so popular because of the hyperbole that was already surrounding the character of MacGyver. Almost every mention you hear of him from casual viewers and internet sites all engage in gross exaggerations of MacGyverisms anyway. So I think to an extent there was already this impression or set of urban legend-like ideas at work that were not so far from MacGruber's content.

I am impressed at how quickly it seems to be moving along, I will definitely be shelling out the money to go see this on opening night, and I look forward to seeing what develops with the MacGyver film after MacGruber.

 
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Posted: 22 January 2010 - 08:22 AM                                    
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I am not interested.


 
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Posted: 22 January 2010 - 09:24 AM                                    
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I am impressed at how quickly it seems to be moving along, I will definitely be shelling out the money to go see this on opening night, and I look forward to seeing what develops with the MacGyver film after MacGruber.

To me they kinda stole the idea of making a movie from MacGyver on the moment things finally got going for the actual MacGyver movie. Maybe I see it, maybe I don't. I don't know. If it's bad, I hope no sequels are on the way. But that also counts if the movie is good.

- If the movie is a succes and it has advantages for the actual movie, the better.

- If the A-Team is a succes, I consider it more likely to happen. I haven't seen the trailer yet, no doubt my best friend would drag me along to go and see it. If the makers of that movie convince me they're the right ones to do it, be my guest. But as I said before I'd put my faith in JJ Abrahams as he has proven to bring back old franchises in solid good movies. Mission Impossible, Star Trek, which are beyond the fact they're good movies, they're also from Paramount. That however is still vain hope.

 
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Posted: 22 January 2010 - 10:28 AM                                    
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I have to admit, I laughed out loud at his reaction to the missile. Even my 14 year old, who was walking past the computer as that scene played, laughed.

I will be watching it, but not until it's out on DVD and more as a reconnaissance mission than anything else.

I think if you can disassociate the MacGyver spoof aspect and maybe look at it as a spoof of spy movies in general you might get through it unscathed.

It would be nice actually, if they did spoof some other things in the movie as well, like James Bond, Indiana Jones, rather than just all out poking fun at MacGyver.

 
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I find myself doubting that it will be all that much of a spoof on MacGyver, except for the mullet, and the already overplayed schtick of defusing bombs with random rubbish.

Other than that, it looks as if it'll mostly consist of crude jokes and refrerences to bodily functions.

 
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A movie for 12 year olds then, which would explain all the positive comments for it on Youtube.

Here's the official movie site.


 
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QUOTE (Agent MacGyver! @ 20 January 2010 - 12:03 PM)
Now, without a doubt when I tell people I like MacGyver they will laugh at me because Mac is associated with this movie...

Do you really think one movie (which probably won't have a very long in theaters) is going to erase 7 years from people's memories? Anyone old enough to have watched MacGyver during its initial run on TV is not going to forget about it just because of this movie.

The people who will laugh at you are the people who never liked MacGyver in the first place, and they would laugh at you even if this movie never got made.



 
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It might also have th opposite effect where you say you like MacGyver, and numbskulls think your talking about MacGruber, because that's all they know of and declare "Yeah that guys funny." or "yeah that was a funny movie".

Which will then give you the chance to either let it slide and escape un-laughed at, or take the opportunity to educate them in the Way of the SAK.




 
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I really hope this movie goes straight-to-DVD, and get as little attention as possible. Im worried that it will not only hurt the real MacGyver's image but push back the release of the real MacGyver movie as well.

It doesn't even seem like a good movie anyway.

 
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QUOTE (Miasma @ 23 January 2010 - 06:42 AM)
QUOTE (Agent MacGyver! @ 20 January 2010 - 12:03 PM)
Now, without a doubt when I tell people I like MacGyver they will laugh at me because Mac is associated with this movie...

Do you really think one movie (which probably won't have a very long in theaters) is going to erase 7 years from people's memories? Anyone old enough to have watched MacGyver during its initial run on TV is not going to forget about it just because of this movie.

The people who will laugh at you are the people who never liked MacGyver in the first place, and they would laugh at you even if this movie never got made.

I see what you mean, i just hope this movie doesn't make it past DVD.

 
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it doesn`t look that bad, but i want the real mac.


 
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MacGruber movie review:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/107/1078249p1.html

There are more if you google it. It actually sounds like, detaching it from my feelings about MacGyver, like it might be a good movie for what it is, a crude R rated comedy by SNL's best. The fact that they are potentially going to jade people's image of Mac is my only beef with it, as has been discussed here to nearly no end.

I just thought I'd share that it seems to be getting overall positive reviews and I think it sounds a lot like they are full steam ahead for a theatrical release.

 
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My wife found this review the other day, but can't remember where.

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There isn't much competition in this category, admittedly, but MacGruber is the funniest Saturday Night Live-based film since Wayne's World. We'd have breathed a sigh of relief if it were merely not awful. The fact that it's actually pretty good, a gleefully silly action parody that doesn't run out of steam before it's over, is just icing on the cake.

The recurring SNL sketch it's based on is a spoof of the 1980s TV series MacGyver, famous for its resourceful, duct-tape-wielding protagonist. MacGruber, played by Will Forte, is ostensibly just like MacGyver, with the joke being that he's actually dangerously inept. (Each sketch ends with him and his crew being blown up.) The movie version, written by Forte and SNL writers John Solomon and Jorma Taccone (Taccone also directed), expands MacGruber's character to include several more traits: cowardly, petty, vain, homophobic, delusional, immature, and maybe sociopathic. Like many characters played by another SNL-bred Will -- that'd be Mr. Ferrell -- what's so funny about MacGruber is that, despite being the hero, he's an awful person who's terrible at his job. I mean, people die because of him. Regularly.

Forte and company have logically put MacGruber into an '80s action-movie scenario. A former Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Green Beret, MacGruber is retired now, Rambo-style, when his old Pentagon friend, Gen. Faith (Powers Boothe), recruits him for an important mission. It seems a nuclear warhead has been stolen and must be found before it is deployed. And who is the thief? None other than the same dastardly villain responsible for the death of MacGruber's wife. The bad guy, played by Val Kilmer, is named Dieter Von Cunth, primarily so the movie can make its characters say "cunth" over and over again.

Through a series of events that's both comical and completely predictable given what you know about the MacGruber SNL sketches, MacGruber winds up working with an old partner named Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and a rookie military officer named Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) in his efforts to stop Von Cunth. MacGruber's methods of surveillance and espionage are unorthodox -- one involves celery being misused in a manner that you will not soon forget -- but not in the way that gets results, even accidentally, like Agent 86 in Get Smart. MacGruber gets results only rarely, and most of those are technically someone else's doing. In that way, the film's central joke is self-referential: This is a movie about a completely useless character who should not be the main character in a movie.

Unlike MacGruber, Will Forte is extremely capable. A fearless comedian, he has no problem forsaking all vestiges of dignity for the purpose of comedy, and his hit-to-miss ratio in MacGruber is high. Kristen Wiig, part of the glue that holds SNL together from week to week, is indispensable as Vicki, while serious actors Kilmer, Boothe, and Phillippe play things straight -- an important element in any comedy. (It's refreshing to see Kilmer, especially, remind us that he has a sense of humor.) Maya Rudolph also has a couple of funny moments as MacGruber's late wife, seen in flashbacks and spectral visitations.

Having acknowledged that MacGruber is very funny, by turns crude and subtle but mostly crude, I must also acknowledge that it ain't exactly an instant classic. Nothing about the film is revelatory; none of the gags are particularly inspired; it doesn't represent a breakthrough in '80s nostalgia-parody. (It might make this summer's A Team movie seem pretty redundant, though.) With only a few exceptions, I doubt any of the punch lines or sight gags will be quoted -- or even remembered -- for very long. As far as solid-but-disposable comedies go, however, it's more than enough to satisfy moviegoers, especially fans who are hungry for something SNL-related to appear on the big screen without embarrassing everyone.


So I wonder if these reviews mean the release is still going ahead. hmm.bmp

 
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And this article has nothing but praise for the movie.

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Now I'm getting really curious.
The reviews and interviews remind me of 'Dumb & Dumber', a totally silly over the top movie I love.
So maybe I'll change my mind and go see it if ever it is released..

 
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Okay, so I am now totally confused from this trailer. We don't get SNL in the UK (unless it's on satellite which (thankfully) I don't have), so I haven't seen the skits, and I know this is a parody, but seriously?

How could MacGruber be called a parody of our Mac? Even parodies have some things in common with the person/place/thing that they are parodying, but I don't see any similarities between MacGruber and MacGyver.

Or am I just missing something here?

 
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The movies not really too much like the SNL skits actually.

Take a look at the videos we have in our media center which are the ones RDA made a guest appearance on. They'll give you an idea of what the skits were like compared to the comparatively different movie version of MacGruber. Start with parts 4,5 and 6 (the first 3 are the Pepsi ad versions)

 
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I just saw a commercial for MacGruber on Comedy Central. unsure.gif
I guess it's good that Mac's still going to be in pop culture, but I think it could be in better forms. Especially if it were a new MacGyver movie- I guess we'll just have to wait and see how that front goes.

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