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Could've been much worse

Blades of Glory is defiantly an acquired taste. Its jokes are nothing special, some are rather detestable and childish...which explains why Will Ferrell stars. Although I found some jokes quite funny, it wasn't to any high extreme...more like a little snigger, mainly because they're pretty nasty jokes because Heder looks like a girl...and so it's rather obvious what main jokes are going to be made. The main things I liked were probably that some of the jokes were quite funny, not as lame as I had anticipated. So, it's really down to what type of sense of humour you have, if you're the type of person that doesn't find 'Zoolander' funny, then chances are you won't find this funny. Now, what I disliked about it was the rather predictable plot, it's pretty obvious what happens in the end, in fact, it gets so predictable it gets very irritating. I also found the characters rather boring, they are defiantly some forgettable people.

The outline on the whole thing is about ice skating, but it's not anything to detailed in the sport as the two main characters can supposedly skate quite well in the beginning, so it doesn't follow how they want to be first class skaters. What instead it involves are two guys paired as partners when in every case it's always a male and female. So, the typical jokes that come with that include jokes about genitals, groin kicking and other various sexist jokes - which I didn't find particularly funny. Not my kind of 'humour'...if you can even call it that. Nothing really special happens, really, just a very typical 'comedy'. Absolutely no twist whatsoever, just as you'd expect from a Frat Pack film. It's just a couple of quick laughs, and that only depends on if you have a dry sense of humour. Even when something could possibly go wrong for any of the characters you just know it'll all turn out all right in the end, so really what's the point.

As for the acting, well it certainly isn't first-rate, as you'd probably have guessed. Though I'm not really an 'acting expert' I guess it was believable any how. It was Jenna Fischer as Katie that irritated me, she was very annoying, I didn't like that character or her acting. I think my favourite character was Will Ferrell's one, I think...no I'm pretty certain. It was between either a girly blonde pansy or a rude alcoholic slob.

The structure was very very predictable, defiantly. It's pretty obvious what's going to happen to any of them, in fact, I could actually just say how it turns out for all of them, you would probably have guessed it in the first 20 minutes of the film, that's what it was like for me anyway. It's just the unlikely happens, in most of these types of films that's how it turns out. If it didn't it would, I guess, at least got a rate of 7 instead of the usual 6, but seeing as how many people hate Will Ferrell, on here it's even managed to get to a 5, which I can not argue with.

Cinematography and lighting was well, nothing, I don't really care for these sorts of things in a film, if you thought it was good, then that's fine. I really couldn't care less about lighting etc. as long as it's not burning my eyes or it's to dark to see anything, then that's a big problem, but that wasn't the case.

The Music soundtrack wasn't really anything to great, to me. The song that immediately plays when the film starts is a very famous opera song "Time to Say Goodbye" which if you love that song don't get to excited as it's soon interrupted by the worthless plot. A song by Aerosmith is also played for about a minute, I'm sure you can guess what song it was, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" as that's probably the only bearable song they ever did. And then some rather cheesy songs. So, not really a spectacular soundtrack.

On a last say on this film, I don't think it's a terrible movie, almost a below average, it sure has its moments, but that all depends on your sense of humour and of course...your general opinions, likes and dislikes. If you detest Will Ferrell then obviously don't watch this, you don't get a medal for watching a film you already know you are not going to like. Personally I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone. It's not something I'd watch again if I could help it, but if someone asks me "was it a awful movie?" I shall say...no, it wasn't. The main reason to that is because it just wasn't as bad as Anchorman or Step-Brother, they have to be Will Ferrel's worst films. Heder's is Napolean Dynamite.

Added by youngbloods
6 years ago on 27 February 2013 22:14