Eddie the Eagle

Review: Eddie the Eagle

Skyuni123
By Skyuni123
15 Aug 16

Based off the real events of Eddie Edwards’ life,. Eddie’s a young man who has always dreamed of going to the Olympics. Training as a downhill skier, he comes close to being selected until people with more money and influence bar him from the team. Not discouraged, he decides to take up the ludicrous task of becoming a ski jumper, in just over two years. Keep in mind that this is a sport that most people train for since childhood. Ski jumping, whilst being visually impressive, is also very dangerous, a fact that Eddie learns all too well. Will he make it to the Olympics? Will he survive the highest ski jump (from a height of 90m)? Of course he will. It’s an underdog “rags to riches” sort of story, after all. This film is a good time. There’s stunning, heart-in-mouth ski jumping sequences; heartbreaking emotional scenes; terrible jokes; a lot of butts; and two people learning to get on with one another. It might be a light film, and it mightn't have the SERIOUS DRAMA factor of other films out at the moment, but it's got heart.
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Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

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