If I could find a way to write the theme song to the “Saturday Night Live” character MacGruber, I would do so right now in an attempt to be funny. I know that would be an act of futility, so for those who you who do know, just hear it in your head. The theme song has gotten an R-rated makeover for the latest SNL sketch to get its own feature length film, “MacGruber”.
The MacGruber character, which is played by Will Forte, is a send up of the old TV character MacGyver, who was known to take everyday items and turn them into crazy inventions to get out of dangerous situations. The MacGruber sketches are usually about 2-minutes long that finds MacGruber and friends trapped in a room with an explosive (that usually goes off before he can defuse the situation).
The movie opens with Col. James Faith (Powers Boothe) trying to convince former government agent MacGruber to come out of retirement because MacGruber’s former rival, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) has stolen a nuclear weapon he attends to use on the Unites States. From there the film becomes a spoof of spy and action movies, trying to insert as many laughs as they can.