I enjoy the MacGruber segments on SNL. They’re short, funny and played by the only guy, I believe, who can pull it off, Will Forte. MacGruber is obviously a spin-off of the comedy segment and, it’s true what they say, some things are better in small doses.
MacGruber is a silly comedy. And if you try to analyze it more than it is, then you’ll definitely be disappointed. Take it for what it is, a comedy that was made to make you laugh. The appearance of WWE superstars Chris Jericho, MVP, Mark Henry, Kane, Khali and the Big Show was definitely entertaining, especially for a WWE fan like myself.
There were definitely a lot of funny bits and one-liners. But it’s not exactly laugh-out-loud throughout the entire movie. And it’s definitely for adults only.
From adults only, we go to Babies. Babies is a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmes. He went around the world to film the stars of the movie, the babies, and their development from their birth to their first steps. We go around the world and discover the different cultures and how babies are raised differently and how they’re also raised the same.
In Namibia, there’s Ponijao, whose family belongs to the Himba tribe. Ponijao lives in a small village with her parents and eight older brothers and sisters, with other families in the village. In Tokyo, Japan, we meet Mari, an only child living a contemporary and urban lifestyle in the heart of busy Shibuya district with her parents. In Mongolia, there’s Bayar, who lives with his parents and older brother, Degi, in the family farm. And finally, in San Francisco, California, we meet Hattie, born to “green”-minded parents, who are equally involved in her day-to-day activities.
There are no dialogues, no interviews, no words. The focus is only on the babies and how they evolved from newborns to walking toddlers. It’s a movie about patience, similar to raising a baby. You have to be patient and deal with the bratty moments. But it’ll definitely lead to great moments, moments you’ll definitely celebrate and be grateful for being patient.