If I really wanted to pick this movie apart I could. So in the interests of being objective I'll have a go at it.
Problem #1 -- The movie lacks heart.
If you're a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live, you're likely well aware of the recurring MacGruber sketches, which feature Will Forte as a ridiculous MacGyver-esque hero who always ends up getting blown up.
The Lonely Island -- the comedy collective featuring Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg and SNL writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer -- recently released an album featuring a mix of past SNL Digital Shorts and a host of new songs (many with guest vocals from stars like Jack Black and Norah Jones).
I'm pretty sure we're required by some sort of cosmic law to post this info. You see, The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) -- the dudes behind the hugely popular SNL Digital Shorts -- are releasing an album on February 10th.
It was a cool, rainy February afternoon in Los Angeles. Hollywood was agog with buzziness over the Academy Awards, which were only a day away.