a review by Darby O’Gill

Okay, let me do this quickly, because I only have three hundred and fifty words for this review before it self destructs. I’m going to need a number two pencil, a slightly used paperclip, and a half eaten apple… Okay, that HB pencil will do. Yes, that was an art school pencil joke, and it would have been funnier, if it didn’t cost me a hundred thousand in student loans. Oh, man! How many words was that?! Does punctuation count? Oh, good. Don’t count that! Ugh… you’re killing me! Okay, okay! MacGruber, yes that skit from Saturday Night Live, is now a full length movie. It’s been awhile since the last SNL skit turned movie was able to leave its mark on Hollywood, but MacGruber might fair better then most. Will Forte busts out the mullet and signature tan utility vest once again to save the day, or at least try to, as MacGruber, and with him as always is Vicki St. Elmo played by Kristen Wiig. I realize a skit that works in quick one-minute bursts might not be your first choice for a night at the movies, but surprisingly it works better than you might think. The “R” rating definitely helps, and trust me it’s very much an “R” movie. I wouldn’t say I always enjoyed the MacGruber skits, and I was not by any means expecting to enjoy the movie, but I guess you can’t judge a book… I mean a movie, by its cover. I wouldn’t say it’s a great movie, but it does feel like the type of movie that becomes more enjoyable over time. How are we doing on the word count? Are you kidding me?! But I haven’t even talked about Val Kilmer as Dieter Von Cunth! What am I at now? Three hundred and three! Why are you spelling out numbers?! Damn! Fine, back to the movie! MacGruber isn’t going to win any awards, but it will make you laugh, and could find itself in league with Wayne’s World. Only time will tell. Okay, this is crazy! Is this review really going to…