Just yesterday we got our first live action look at the upcoming “Saturday Night Live” film, MacGruber. We got to see all the explicit stuff in the red band restricted trailer, and now the green band version has been released. There won’t be any middle fingers or F-bombs in this preview, but it’s still surprisingly funny…
The film centers on the MacGyver-esque character MacGruber (Will Forte) and his attempts to stop a criminal from pulling off a massive scheme. Ryan Phillippe plays an army officer named Piper, who unwillingly works with MacGruber to bring down a villain named Cunth, played by Val Kilmer. The overall story centers on a retired MacGruber living as a monk in Ecuador — until he’s enlisted to fight the evil Cunth, who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber’s bride.
Oddly enough this trailer is a lot better than the previous one, and includes a bunch of professional wrestlers such as Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Dalip Singh, and Antonio Banks. Where the hell did they all come from? I have no idea, but it’s awesome. The most hilarious bits in the trailer feature the banter between MacGruber and Piper who obviously have two different ways of doing things.
MacGruber will hit theaters on April 23, 2010.
What do you think about the Green Band trailer for MacGruber? Do you think the movie will be funny?