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trailer break: ‘MacGruber’ redband trailer

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…


I know I’m dating myself when I say that I don’t watch Saturday Night Live because it hasn’t been funny since about 1984. And this kind of crap is why. It really pisses me off to see SNL making fun of my longtime boyfriend MacGyver like this. (This movie is based on a recurring SNL sketch. And we know the track record on those movies.) I mean, if you’re gonna make fun of something — and certainly there’s plenty to poke fun at even in a classic 80s masterpiece like MacGyver — at least be funny about it. At least bear some breath of a passing resemblance to what you’re making fun of.

Angus MacGyver did not use guns, okay? Like, never. Geez.

And Mac was a gentleman. He wouldn’t make date-rape jokes. Or defecation jokes. He’d make hockey jokes. Well, probably not. He’d probably get annoyed if someone else made a hockey joke. But still.

Dieter Von Cunth. Really? What, in case someone accidentally says “Cunt” instead? Come on.

MacGruber opens in the U.S. (and probably Canada) on April 23; no U.K. release date has been announced.



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