MacGruber Movie Review Summary

Actors: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer

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When the stakes are high, Col. Jim Faith knows that there is only one man right for the job: MacGruber. But he's retired now, he has left his khaki vest behind. All this changes when Jim tells him what they're facing: Dieter Von Cunth, MacGruber's old nemesis, has stolen a nuclear warhead. Hearing that name, MacGruber decides it's time to get back in the game. He rounds up his usual team of badasses, but accidentally blows them up. No problem, he rounds up his second team: Lieutenant Dixon Piper and his old friend Vicky St. Elmo.
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MacGruber doesn't need the advantage of surprise, so he happily announces to Dieter all his moves and where to find him. Unsurprisingly, this gets them nowhere. Col. Faith takes the team off the case, but Dieter is not so gentle. He sends assassins to kill MacGruber. After a close brush with death, MacGruber and Vicky share their feelings for one another and proceed to have really uncomfortable sex. Macgruber, feeling guilty, apologizes to his late wife in a very unique manner. When he gets back to Vicky, he finds out Dieter has kidnapped her and plans to use the nuke against Washington D.C.

He and Piper break into the evil mastermind's strangely accessible stronghold by ripping throats left and right. MacGruber find out that guns are fun. They rescue Piper, defuse the bomb, and Von Cunth is left for dead.

Six months later, Vicky and MacGruber are about to get married when Cunth returns for a final showdown. The all-american hero swiftly takes care of Dieter, just in time for the wedding photos.
Best part of story, including ending: There's not enough story here for a full movie. The material is stretched out, lengthening the pauses between funny moments. Really, they should have left the MacGruber character as the SNL skit he was.

Best scene in story: Early on MacGruber gets mad at a driver for insulting his car and he memorizes his license plate. Then, Piper looks through MacGruber's notebook and what he sees is funny and unexpected.

Opinion about the main character: The character is funny when he's coming up with ridiculous solutions and inevitably screwing up. Here he gets too much done. Also, are you gonna eat that celery, Piper?

The review of this Movie prepared by Vlad Codirla a Level 5 American Goldfinch scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   spies How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   TV show

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