I got an e-mail this morning from Amir Bednarsh for The Vertex telling me he had the opportunity to see the most recent Saturday Night Live feature film MacGruber and in a review that he wrote he shared his thoughts on on the film saying it is the "best SNL Film Since Wayne's World."
I've been looking forward to this film since we first heard it was getting made and if they are holding test screenings the movie is almost done.
When you read the review keep in mind it is based on the fact that the film shown was not the final product. The film will go though several editing sessions, re-shoots, and the effects will need to be polished but the basic story is there.
Here are a few things that the review says:
I was wary that it would follow in the path of prior Saturday Night Live films. Most sketch concepts generally flourish when they’re just that - sketches. A full-length comedy falls into the trap of relying on the same old recycled jokes to the point where you not only loathe the film, but you retroactively dislike the sketches they were based on. You might not believe me when I tell you this, but there’s no doubt: MacGruber was amazing.
Unlike other comedies, MacGruber isn’t completely tongue-in-cheek. The characters surrounding MacGruber play their roles more seriously, resulting in outstanding rapport between the hero and his cohorts.
The second star of the film is the hilarious and talented Kristen Wiig, who, as usual, delivers the performance expected of a comedian on top of her game.
MacGruber is the best SNL film since Wayne’s World back in 1992. It manages to take the concept of the original sketch and infuse it with new life. It generally works at all times, and manages to combine physical comedy, witty banter, and awkward sex. If you enjoy a good comedy, go see this movie when it comes out next year. Trust me, this movie is…
Well, now my excitement for this movie has grown. Wayne's Wold is the best SNL film ever and if MacGruber is as good as that then I'm sold.
To read Bednarsh's full review which offers more story and character details, Click Here.