Movie Review: Eddie The Eagle

Eddie The Eagle is a 2016 comedy inspired from the life story of British Olympic skier Michael “Eddie” Edwards. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, mostly known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Kick Ass (2010),and it is starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. A synopsis of Eddie The Eagle reads: “Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics“.

What I loved the most about this comedy was how easy it made me laugh, and the storyline was linear, developing from one point to another. In other words it made sense and it was easy to follow. Not a lot of people know this, but I am a fan of ski jumping, having followed this sport for quite some time so for me to see a movie about this sport was pleasant. Another thing that impressed me in Eddie The Eagle was the soundtracks, which were jolly and appropriate for this kind of movie and atmosphere. It is fair to say that this movie represents the story of every underdog that has been told he can’t accomplish what he set his mind to, but in the end the determination strives. A personal rating for this film would be 8 out of 10. I highly recommend this film for a good laughter.



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