Eddie The Eagle – Review
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Pass: The unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British comedy is a shameless crowd-pleaser. You fall in love with the character and cringe at the easy go-attitude to the daring jumps. You get really involved with the story.. is it 1988 again?
Fail: A lot of this film is supposedly made for Hollywood, which is a shame.. is the real story not good enough?
• Standout Performance
Taron Egerton brings the lovable underdog Eddie Edwards to life!
• Who Will Like This?
Billy Elliot fans, Winter Olympic fans.. people who love to see a film about an underdog.
• See It Now or Wait?
Either.. its not a huge film.. but seeing it in the cinema makes the cringing jumps much more real.
Every jump which puts you on the edge of your seat. Hugh Jackman’s jump is probably the coolest!
• Overall Impression
It’s a terrific if yet embellished true story about a young boy who dreams of becoming an Olympian. It is a definite crowd pleaser and surpriser.. Much better than I thought it’d be.