Impressive Red Band Trailer for Will Forte's MacGruber Movie

January 19, 2010

MacGruber Trailer

Universal has just debuted the official trailer for MacGruber starring Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Val Kilmer as the bad guy! The trailer can be seen over at and below. Believe it or not, I actually think this looks pretty damn good. I'm not a big fan of SNL humor anymore (and some of the jokes just didn't hit with me at all), but this at least looks like it was shot beautifully. And I hate to say it, but the explosions look pretty good, too. I'm impressed and will probably see this in theaters. And I must say I'm very happy that they decided to make this R-rated. Anyway, watch and enjoy the trailer below!

Watch the red band trailer for MacGruber:

A comedy based on Will Forte's bumbling secret agent named MacGruber seen on "Saturday Night Live" whose lack of skill and abundance of personal problems serve as a detriment to him and those around him.

MacGruber is directed by fellow SNL star Jorma Taccone, who hasn't directed any feature films before this, but has directed numerous skits and digital shorts for "Saturday Night Live" over the years. The screenplay was co-written by Will Forte, Jorma Taccone, and John Solomon, another veteran SNL writer. Universal is bringing MacGruber to theaters everywhere starting on April 23rd. Anyone planning on seeing it now?

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Reader Feedback - 44 Comments


Is it just me or was that not funny at all? SNL sucks nowadays, and this trailer doesn't look much better to me.

SuicidalOptimist on Jan 19, 2010


Yeesh. This looks terrible. Should have remained just a once in a while skit on the show.

Film Fan on Jan 19, 2010


MacGruber what a load of shit, the gags in this movie are shit, it just Lame.

Cineprog on Jan 19, 2010


Rental. Not worth 10 bucks. Forte sucks, but Wiig is pretty good and I really miss Val Kilmer so I'll probably see it on video.

Antioch on Jan 19, 2010


Well it's not supposed to highbrow or anything. this looks hilarious! dumb-funny? very, but look what it's based on. Any movie that uses the upper deck in it is just plain funny.

theotherbluth on Jan 19, 2010


oh val kilmer, you need to lose a few... a lot of pounds, and make a good movie again....pleaaassseeeeeee.

lego on Jan 19, 2010



Winston on Jan 19, 2010


This looks like utter trash. It looks phenomenally bad. It looks like they set the bar as low as it could go and then challenged themselves to find a way to sneak under it. If I could pay $20 to make this movie lose $10 I would.

Brisby on Jan 19, 2010


Oooooh for anyone who thinks this movie takes itself even slightly seriously, you need to remember, Ladies Man, Night at the Roxbury, and other such SNL made movies that despite ourselves, make us laugh silly. This is gonna be a good comedy, not Hangover good, but good nonetheless.

Eddie on Jan 19, 2010


I'm In!

El Guapo on Jan 19, 2010


Eh. I didn't find anything funny about it, and I like the sketches on SNL

Dan W on Jan 19, 2010


Wow, this makes Twilight look good !!!

LORD CREAM on Jan 19, 2010


I only liked the "We got a nuclear bomb to disarm, holy shit...what the fuck is this!?"' Yeah I'll check this out, I need to laugh at something stupid every now and again.

Xerxex on Jan 19, 2010


That was hilarious. Can't wait to see this.

chrishaley on Jan 19, 2010


i was expecting nothing out of this but it looks like it'll have some good laughs. i wouldn't go to the theatre to see it (i usually watch comedies as rentals) but i'll definitely be putting it on my netflix queue.

beavis on Jan 19, 2010


The joke about the wires was pretty funny.

Kevin on Jan 19, 2010



Syphous on Jan 19, 2010


Looks better then the A team.

filmfan111 on Jan 19, 2010


you guys are crazy, this looks pretty darn good. plus kristen wigg and will forte are hilarious on SNL, they could make a bad sketch funny. I doubt it will be as good as night at the roxbury buuut it could come close.

rblitz7 on Jan 19, 2010


Loosen up! This looks like genuine camp. The scene when he has to defuse the nuclear warhead will get me into the theatre. Plus the test audiences said it is effin hilarious.

Pats on Jan 19, 2010


Man what the fuck happened to Val Kilmer and his career.

Cody on Jan 19, 2010


I thought it was pretty funny. And I hated the MacGruber skits during SNL for the most part. Except for the week Charles Barkley hosted. Agreed that the best joke was the one about the wires. "I'm a three wire guy". Nice. I gave Paul Blart a chance and was pleasantly surprised. So I'd consider giving this one a shot as well.

Vijay on Jan 19, 2010


Up your your butthole....

Korm on Jan 19, 2010


I think this looks pretty funny. Nothing to put in the comedy classics category or anything, but definitely good for a fun laugh.... Kristin Wiig looks hot!

Conrad on Jan 19, 2010


Jesus this looks terrible.

DukePhoenix on Jan 19, 2010


I was like,"Nah, nope, uh uh." Then the wire thing made me laugh so I think I'll see it now.

arjones on Jan 19, 2010


Props to #9...This movie is just a long SNL tradition in sketches that are funny and can make mindless funny comdies! " Quick MacGruber...there's a nuclear fusion and we only have ten seconds... " " Right Vicky...Did you loose weight? " *Major explosions* end scene! Gimme 90 min. of that and I'll laught til the cows go see Avatar in 3D IMAX!

Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Jan 19, 2010


i liked the bit about the green wires.........and the "upper-decker".

beavis on Jan 19, 2010


this looks stupid ha I'm totally watching it! and #27 if you think Dethklok Rules check out Mors Principium Est!

DoomCanoe on Jan 19, 2010


"im only a three wire kinda guy" dont care what people say i am gonna go see this movie.

rfjr on Jan 19, 2010


Yay. Another funny SNL sketch (a rarity in itself) gets padded out to feature length with predictable results. OK, the wire thing was funny.

Combaticus on Jan 19, 2010


Why did Val Kilmer get fat? Why? he just don't look right fat

matthew on Jan 19, 2010


His expressions reek of Anchorman... Let's get some original SNL MacGruber. Man, what is this lately - Hollywood Suckfest?

Nick on Jan 20, 2010


I'm in....this will be Will Forte's finest hour!! Fuck all you haters!

jeffrey on Jan 20, 2010


im with 34, " you can stick it where the sun dont shine "...., i was entertained with its dumb and dumber or night at the roxburry humor, im down

splinter on Jan 20, 2010


As much as i'd love to support this trailer, i don't know Maybe, i need more convincing.

dex on Jan 20, 2010


@12...nothing can make twilight look good. Though this trailer was pretty shitty, the last like 20 seconds was actually pretty funny.

guh on Jan 20, 2010


I laughed. Is that wrong?

Michael Field on Jan 20, 2010


i have no idea what u guys are saying, this looks hilarious! i'll be there opening night! :]

kthizzle on Jan 20, 2010


Will some one please shoot snl and let it die its not funny anymore

th3thirdman on Jan 20, 2010


SNL is definitely still funny. Not as good as it was in the 80s/90s but i still watch every episode the majority of which are still funny. The only problem is Kristen Wiig has to pretty much carry the show on her back but almost every skit she's in is hilarious. Also the guest stars haven't been very willing to commit with the execption of Justin Timberlake.

Jim on Jan 21, 2010


lol...Rental, anyone?

Fisherr on Jan 21, 2010


Released on April 23, filmed in New Mexico.

Voice123 - Voices for Movie Trailers on Jan 26, 2010


How could they do that to Macgyver. If they needed to make a movie out of a SNL short they should have picked Natalie Portman. About her life in Harvard when she smoked everyday and cheated all the tests and snorted all the yay.

Chris on Feb 13, 2010

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