WTF Happened to MacGruber (2010)?

First appearing on Saturday Night Live shorts in 2007, Will Forte’s dimwitted bomb-detonating special agent MACGRUBER certainly didn’t seem like feature film material. But he proved popular enough to justify an R-rated 2010 movie… which completely flopped at the box office. Despite the rising star quality of Kristen Wiig, who was a year away from becoming a box office megastar in Bridesmaids, Ryan Phillippe, Will Forte and a scene-stealing Val Kilmer as Dieter Von Cunth, theatrically it was a dud. In fact, the movie didn’t even break $10 million at the box office, despite a wide release and excellent reviews. And then, a cult following over the next decade somehow brought the character back to life for a streaming series (which we loved- read our review). Time to pound some Cunth and find out “WTF Happened to MACGRUBER!”

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About the Author

Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.