The trailer for the eagerly anticipated Passengers was finally released on Tuesday, but the trailer for another (fake) film starring Chris Pratt might be stealing the spotlight — Burt Macklin, FBI: The Movie.
Since Pratt has become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet with starring roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven, and the upcoming Passengers, it seems to be the perfect time to bring his memorable Parks and Recreation alter ego to the big screen. That’s exactly what a new parody video has done as Burt Macklin, FBI: The Movie combines footage from Pratt’s film roles with his memorable escapades as Andy Dwyer playing Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin.
The video opens with the tag, “When the entire Earth is in danger, there is just one man for the job.” It then cuts to Pratt as Dwyer, who for the first time on the show breaks into his FBI alter ego, Macklin. While interrogating Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) archnemesis, teenager Greg Pikitis, he proudly says, “My name is Burt Macklin, I’m with the f—ing FBI.”
Pratt played the lovable and enthusiastic Dwyer for seven seasons on Parks and Recreation, and often when situations called for law enforcement, Dwyer would throw on aviator shades and get on the case.
The trailer continues to demonstrate Macklin’s various skills, which already included gracefully sliding over counters and cracking cases wide open, but now also seem to have expanded to riding horses and going into space.
No sign of Aubrey Plaza as Janet Snakehole in the trailer, so hopefully she is just holding out for the sequel.
Watch the faux Macklin trailer above.