“Frankly, Eddie, you will never be Olympic material.”
What’s it about?
Based on the life of Eddie Edwards, a guy who chose the Olympic life but the Olympic life didn’t choose him, and his underdog story during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Who’s in it?
The guy from Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolverine and Christopher Walken.
Why should I watch it?
+ We get a different looking Taren Egerton, who is more nerdy and clumsy but extremely likeable
+ Serously, it’s incredibly hard not to root for this guy
+ A determined guy who keeps getting back up even after getting rejected like a fake ID
+ Doesn’t take no for an answer like Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
+ But, you know, the good kind
+ He’s also has childish mannerism for a 22 year old, but it makes him more endearing I think
+ Egerton and Jackman meshed together well, their relationship makes a fun watch
+ Plus, you get to see Jackman’s release face
+ Film won’t make you burst out laughing but you’ll smile and do a fist pump throughout
+ Does a great job setting up who to like and who to hate
+ Holy shit, ski jumping looks fucking dangerous
+ Massive respect to these guys
+ Also, it features one of the coolest and sweetest mum ever
+ Are those references to Cool Runnings and Billy Elliot?
+ Hearing You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates always makes me happy, subtle song choice by the way
+ Even the score just makes you gonna go out there and be somebody
+ This take on winter sports will warm your heart
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Let’s be honest though, Winter Olympics is like the third Hemsworth brother of sporting events
– There’s a third Hemsworth bro?
– And the event is basically who can fall the furthest?
– This would translate as a guy running down a ramp and seeing how far he lands as a Summer Olympic event
– Took a lot of liberties with the true story
– One crash had shitty CGI
– Apparently drunk mentors make the best mentors
It truly is an inspiring story about a regular guy who defied the odds and achieved his dream, when he’s been told no his entire life by mostly everyone. On the flip side, he probably wouldn’t have gotten that far if he didn’t have any haters, right? If you have important shit to do and you’re feeling like you can’t be arsed, whack this movie on.
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