A lot of successful films have been made out of SNL characters - a lot of Mike Myers' funniest characters gestated from an SNL idea. It must have something to it. Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Alexander) and Ryan Philippe (Cruel Intentions, Franklyn) are joining it, so surely one of them must have seen some sort of comic value in it? Least of all Kilmer, who I would pay out of my pocket to do a second 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'. Alas. The name as it implies is a spoof of 'MacGyver', and I have not seen any of the sketches, although I did see the 'Pepsi' skit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUxxI28zhNc&feature=PlayList&p=29BCB732FDE61B98&index=0
) and am sincerely hoping the film's humour tries a hell of a lot better than that. Apparently the film is less of a skit and more of a bizarre rambo spoof: Will Forte plays MacGruber, a decorated veteran called out of retirement as a monk, in order to fight a villain called Cunth (Kilmer) who apparently killed MacGruber's bride.
Maybe I just don't get it, but the comedy is a little lost on me. Am I an idiot? I am trying to inject some optimism into this, as I have been rather miserable in my summation of the films I've previewed lately, but I suppose I just look at this and wonder why there isn't a MacGuyver feature film. It's an odd world, where a spoof comes out before the original 80s series gets remade....I really can't believe I just said that. Anyway, the film starts shooting in New Mexico next month, and Jorma Taccone will direct and co-produce, and he will also have a hand in writing the script with John Solomon and star Will Forte.
Source: Dark Horizons - http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/14571/kilmer-phillippe-join-snl-inspired-macgruber-