Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

Staring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello Jr.
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Written By:  Simon Kelton (screenplay and story) and Sean Macaulay (screenplay)
UK Release:  28 March 2016

I watched this movie at a Cineworld Unlimted Screening, before its official UK release.

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

This movie is uplifting and inspiring. The message of the movie is defined by this quote:

“The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” – Pierre de Coubertin

This is such a lovely message, that can be applied to any person’s life and not just the olympics.

Taron Egerton, who I have loved since watching him in Kingsman, portrayed Eddie astoundingly. He really embodied the character, and at the end when I seen actual pictures of Eddie, I realised how well Taron emulated him.

I got swept up in the film, I gasped so many times and the jokes were just excellent. The British humour in this movie was a perfect example of how British humour should be shown in films.

Hugh Jackman was his usual perfect acting self. I enjoyed the banter between his character, Bronson Peary, and Eddie. You could really tell they had a connection, and I enjoyed how the movie explored it.

The story was fast paced, I never got bored, and was enthralled from start to finish. Even the minor characters had relevancy to the story and weren’t just thrown in for some comic relief (even though some of that comic relief was hilarious).


Lets get down to ratings:
Out of 5 :    

Should you watch it?
Yes! This movie was just lovely. It showed determination and joy, and the movie overall had a great message.

What did you think of the film? Also, have you seen any films where the main character was determined, no matter what, to complete their goal? I would love some suggestions.

Talk Soon,
Lauren x

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