Good story, Not enough for a whole film
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
This movie has a storyline that you wouldn't think would be one from a Will Ferrell movie. This actor normally plays macho guys with uber masculine personalities and professions, but this film features him as a professional ice skater. He does put a bit of masculinity in his character, which is portrayed in the very first scene with his first performance shown in the movie. This different, yet same, character portrayal by Ferrell was a great change that I enjoyed watching.
I also thought it was very interesting to see Ferrell star with Jon Heder in this film. The two actors have particularly different styles when it comes to comedy; Ferrell's is more inappropriate humor, while Heder has more of a weird and quirky style. This film seems to combine these two styles in a hilarious manner, creating a wider range of humor for the audience.
The plot of this film was pretty different, but also somewhat basic (they're in a competition, they have rivals, there's a romantic interest). What really makes it hilarious are the unique characters of Jimmy and Chazz, and other characters like the Van Waldenburg siblings, Jimmy's number one fan, and the pair's coach (played by Craig T Nelson).
This movie is a very quotable one, and is the perfect mix of Jon Heder's quirky and Will Ferrell's classic humor.
I really can't emphasise enough how much I love this film. I have watched it countless times and I still enjoy every second of it. It's funny, fast-paced, and incredibly quotable.With a lot of modern American comedies, I find that they focus a lot on slap-stick or toilet humour which I personally find dull and stupid. Now I'm not saying that this film is full of witty, clever jokes but, oh my god, it is SO funny. Blades of Glory is unpretentious with its jokes but it hits the nail on the head every time.The main thing is that the characters by themselves are funny. It's not just one humorous character surrounded by a bunch of normal people. Everyone is a laugh in their own way.The film is just pure fun, it's one of my favourite films, and I really believe it to be one of the best comedies ever made!
'Blades of Glory' is Some Good Fun! A Hilarious Comedy, that has almost everything working for it. 'Blades of Glory' Synopsis: In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals & permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.Lets get this straight: 'Blades of Glory' isn't the greatest comedy ever nor is it the finest film from 2007, but the fact remains, that, its one joyride! The characters, the over-the-top sequences, the dialogue, everything is humorous. Jeff Cox, Craig Cox, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky's Screenplay is crazy, but so damn funny. Will Speck & Josh Gordon Direct this Box-Office Hit, properly. Cinematography is lavish. Editing is good. Art & Costume Design, deserve a special mention.Performance-Wise: Will Ferrell & Jon Heder are up for vie top honors. Both the actors, are fantastic. Even their on-screen chemistry is just right. Craig T. Nelson is in excellent form. Will Arnett & Amy Poehler are a riot. Their scenes are among the highlights of the film. Nick Swardson is first-rate.On the whole, 'Blades of Glory' is a winner. I Had A Ball!
Blades Of Glory is a fantastic comedy movie with a great story line,a brilliant cast and hilarious characters.Will Ferrell is obviously the funniest in this movie,like he is in every other movie he is in,he is always hilarious and a fantastic actor.I also really enjoyed Will Arnett and Amy Poehlers performances,ever since he hosted the golden globes,I felt strangely attracted to Poehler,mainly because he is just such a funny person.If you are a fan of Will Ferrell comedies.I would strongly recommend you see this.When two ice skaters are kicked out of their league,the two of them join together in pairs skating,competing against two very competitive siblings,who will do whatever to have to to win.