is easily the best movie based on a Saturday Night Live
skit in 15 years. But, considering the quality of recent sketch-to-screen projects, that sentence doesn’t quite do justice to how funny the movie is.
When bad guy Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) steals a nuclear warhead, Col. James Faith (a brilliantly cast Powers Boothe) pays a visit to MacGruber (Will Forte), the legendary soldier and demolitions expert who has devoted himself to peace ever since Cunth killed MacGruber’s bride on their wedding day. Driven by revenge, MacGruber heads back into action with former partner Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and young Lt. Dixon Piper (Rya...