Review: “Blades of Glory”
Run time: 1:33
What happens when you put Ron Burgandy and Napoleon Dynamite on ice? “Blades of Glory”. I wish I was kidding, but I can’t watch Jon Heder without hearing his delivery and waiting for him to start reciting lines from “Napoleon Dynamite”. I can imagine that is a tough nut to crack since it was such a huge breakout role for him. Will Ferrell, on the other hand, has no excuse. His Chazz Michael Michaels is oddly reminiscent of “Anchorman’s” Ron Burgandy. I guess when something works you stick with it, but come on.
The movie is absurd in a good way. The idea that 2 male skaters would be banned for life after fighting on the medal stand during the Winter Sports Games only to discover that they can compete as a pair. It’s a simple story from there with the standard characters – the stalker who finds the loophole, the villianous brother and sister skating pair, they cantakerous old skating coach, and the naive love interest who just happens to be the rivals little sister.
It’s silly, the skating scenes are hilarious, and you’ll laugh through the movie.
The German Judge gives it a 4 out of 5