macgruber movie

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it was really weird and made me feel like i was living in the future tbh

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

was it cool or no

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda, but in a scary way

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

the oddness of this video made me wish brak or zorak was macgruber's conversation partner instead.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

quality movie experience

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

summer to do list:
cheese it
watch this movie again

eBone eThugs-n-eHarmony (m bison), Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck you dickhead

boxall, Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

just tell me what you want me to fuuuuck

boxall, Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got my brother to buy a copy of this for himself after only seeing about 2/3rds at Christmastime

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

val kilmer and powers boothe are stone pros but man the desperation coming off ryan philippe

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Holy shit, most episodes of "The A-Team" were funnier than this. It's an incredible anti-movie, some sort of weird negative achievement.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:01 (11 months ago) Permalink

hater

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:04 (11 months ago) Permalink

kinda want 2 tthrow u thru plate glass rite now

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

I thought the one thing in its favor - that it is played totally straight - simultaneously worked against it. A fascinating paradox.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:22 (11 months ago) Permalink

amazing movie

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:31 (11 months ago) Permalink

lol forgot about that your all wet gag

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

josh i have no idea what you're talking about

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 13:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

he's confused, he v obviously got blackout drunk and broke into will forte's house

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 14:12 (11 months ago) Permalink

Still one of the funniest movies of the last 10 years.

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 14:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

I don't know what went wrong. I had alcohol, I had intent ... nothing. It was like an elaborate joke where the joke is that it's not funny. Which is funny, sort of, on paper. But in practice ...

Backstory. Years ago, when my wife and I saw some movie (maybe "Bridesmaids"?), the "MacGruber" trailer came up, and she laughed harder than I've heard her laugh at anything. She didn't even know it was a SNL skit. She just cracked the fuck up. So years later, I surprised her with "MacGruber," which she was totally psyched to see, having recently sat through the weirdly what-the-fuck? "Step Brothers." She made it about an hour into "MacGruber" then basically told me to turn it off it was so not funny. She asked if it was not funny on purpose, and I told her ... maybe?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

way to throw your wife under the bus there pal

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS HIS WIFE'S FAULT.

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:19 (11 months ago) Permalink

Well, it was? I didn't want to see the fucking movie. Not least because I knew it was an SNL skit.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:20 (11 months ago) Permalink

It's not her fault the movie was terrible, though.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:20 (11 months ago) Permalink

i had no idea this movie was so over the top when i watched it. i thought it was crazy. i liked how wrong it was. i always want R rated comedies to go off the deep end and they rarely do. this one did. it had some of that mr. show vibe in its cringeworthy wrongness.

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:30 (11 months ago) Permalink

I watched it a second time when it showed up on ppv, and it was even funnier (and probably a little better narratively, because I knew where everything was leading). That was still a couple years ago, though, so I should watch it at least a third time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:38 (11 months ago) Permalink

have idly wondered if this is worth it. Is it Pootie Tang-levels of ineptitude? I love Step Brothers so not sure I'm trusting Josh's judgment here...

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

if u love step brothers, and i mean love w ur dumb sweet heart, then u will love macgruber
fairweather stepbros need not apply

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:49 (11 months ago) Permalink

do I love Step Brothers?

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 15:57 (11 months ago) Permalink

I had almost the exact same experience with my gf. I LOVED MacGruber, and forced her to watch it. About an hour in, she was like "ok, that's enough." Sad moment in our relationship, but we got through it.

schwantz, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:06 (11 months ago) Permalink

My wife and I both cackled like fiends at MacGruber

OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLY (DJP), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:07 (11 months ago) Permalink

the double sex scene made me laugh so hard i think i lost a year of my life

R'LIAH (goole), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:08 (11 months ago) Permalink

but you GAINED another year of wisdom
think about it

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:11 (11 months ago) Permalink

Is it Pootie Tang-levels of ineptitude?

what the fuc

Dr Peter Who? (darraghmac), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:14 (11 months ago) Permalink

I totally liked "Step Brothers," but not this, because ...

Is it Pootie Tang-levels of ineptitude?

And the answer is 'no.' "MacGruber" is massively competent. Actors are fine, direction is fine, writing is fine, etc. I just found it profoundly unfunny. More like "Kids in the Hall Brain Candy?" I barely remember that, but remember not laughing. So maybe "Run, Ronnie, Run?" That's a better totally unfunny "Mr. Show" comparison.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

oh man I love Brain Candy. Run Ronnie Run not so much

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

There is a total WTF level of "Tang"-iness to "MacGruber," I guess, like this:

Is this scene funny? Not in any conventional sense.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

It's anti-funny.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

The film is really one joke ("what if the lead in an 80s action flick was replaced by a vain delusional chickenshit") taken to the limit. If you aren't going to like it you'll know in ten minutes. But I loved it.

da croupier, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 16:49 (11 months ago) Permalink

maria and i both were kinda staggered by it. in a good way. when his team just dies i knew i was in for a anything goes kinda treat.

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:32 (11 months ago) Permalink

how can anyone not love a movie with the crayon-scribbled "THE PENTAGON" note joke in it

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:33 (11 months ago) Permalink

or even assume that it's some kind of oblique anti-humour?

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:34 (11 months ago) Permalink

fits of laughter just reading that

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:36 (11 months ago) Permalink

Maybe i need to re-watch this. First time I saw it I found it barely funny and somewhat of a waste of my time.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:42 (11 months ago) Permalink

your time is not very valuable, please watch this again

what does ;_; mean in remorse code (m bison), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 17:51 (11 months ago) Permalink

love pootie tang and this is a similar kind of commitment so it may work as a litmus test for how you'll react to macgruber. i caught this opening night, rang up my sister and said 'hey let's go see macgruber' and her reaction was 'wait - what???' and scoffed at the idea. rang me a couple of hours later and said she was in, apparently her husband had (independently) rang her up and said 'hey let's go see macgruber'. not exactly a packed house but we all loved it. fantastic movie.

balls, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 18:40 (11 months ago) Permalink

pootie tang is one of those things that I dug on one, sort of more conceptual level (the basic premise is great, wha da tey indeed) but then you can tell it got REALLY fucked with in execution/editing to make it into something it was not intended to be and that makes it fail at basic moviemaking nuts n bolts stuff. and then there's the fact that everything it tried to do Black Dynamite basically did better.

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 18:45 (11 months ago) Permalink

Black Dynamite did not have a gorilla attack or the dj playing Pootie's hot new jam, tho BD was a supreme.

Also, I loved both MacGruber and Pootie Tang and laughed so hard during the christmas tree scene in Stepbrothers that I think I began to disassociate.

Your Own Personal El Guapo (kingfish), Wednesday, 7 August 2013 18:50 (11 months ago) Permalink

The sleepwalking scene? That was great. They were like two bears rummaging through a campsite.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 August 2013 18:54 (11 months ago) Permalink


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