I was going to write a recap and review of the 4/29/2010 30 Rock episode “Argus” but the episode wasn’t all that great, kinda like this whole season, so why not talk about Argus guest star Will Forte’s new action comedy based on his Saturday Night Live skit, MacGruber. MacGruber will be hitting theaters on May 21, 2010 (get it, “hitting” – PUN!) and if you haven’t been watching SNL (and I know you haven’t) then let me share the movie’s synopsis with you:
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.
In the 10 years since his fiancÃ©e was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.
Assembling an elite team of experts, Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)-MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.
As we all learned in our high school drama class- movies weren’t made for reading so here’s the official trailer. I’m sold. I don’t know about you but that trailer did it for me. If you’re also on the MacGruber wagon then you might want to download the FREE official MacGruber iPhone app here. Fingers crossed, this is the perfect comedy to kick off the summer movie season.
Alright, I can’t completely dismiss tonight’s 30 Rock. Here are a few quotes worth quoting-
“I know this is a difficult time for you but word of advice- if the will says that you have to spend the night in a haunted house you better hope that everybody else there is black guys and sluts.” -Liz
“Are you soaking your tampons in vodka again?” -Liz
“How to avoid getting paper cuts while making love in a pile of money.” -John Francis Donaghy
“Dammit Griz, I’ve known you since you were six feet tall! I’m gonna to be your best man!” -Tracy