Saw this tonight. It was exactly like what you'd expect it to be. If you don't like the skits on SNL, don't waste your time. Me, I'm easily amused (especially by cussing) so I was entertained well enough. I won't buy the blu-ray, but I laughed a fair bit at a lot of really stupid things and had a fine time.
I wouldn't say it's a good movie, but holy shit, the jokes are really raunchy and really funny. There is some filthy comedy in MacGruber. It's totally hard R. I laughed my ass off a lot so I call it a success.
Chris Jericho, MVP, Kane, Mark Henry, The Great Khali, and The Big Show are in it too. There's not nearly enough of them, but Jericho and Show are amazingly good.
I liked it. It was ramshackle as all get-out but Will Forte had such a commitment to going for it. I thought the movie might have some real promise because it was co-written by Jorma Taccone, and there are some good Lonely Island/Hot Rod-esque bits of inspired, purposeful weirdness and setting up conventions to defy them in a surreal way. Wiig, also good, and it's plain to see why there's Oscar buzz around Jericho's performance here.
I thought this was good. It's not reinventing the wheel or anything, but it's good for what it is. The important this about this one is that it's kept well under the 90-minute mark, so the movie doesn't wear out its welcome.
Val Kilmer was a delight as Cunth, though I can't help but notice his physical appearance reminded me more of Steven Seagal than anyone else.
Easily the best SNL movie since Wayne's World, like many critics say it is. Of course, that isn't exactly a difficult height to reach.
Here is the cast for the upcoming Watchmen movie, to be directed by Zack Snyder (300). There's also a teaser poster. Biggest star: Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan. Most inspired: Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach. Mostly, my ambivalence continues. --K