Blades of Glory (2007)
Nancy Kerrigan. You an official here? Cause you’ve officially given me a boner!
I caught bits and pieces of Blades of Glory on cable for the past couple of months and I like it. I thought that I might bite the bullet and see another sports-related vehicle for Will Ferrell.
Sidebar– What is up with Will Ferrell doing sports movies? Soon he would run out of sports to mock. Maybe he will do jai-alai, cricket, or curling. Oh, joy!
The basic plot centers around two rival skaters: Jimmy MacElroy, a skating prodigy that was adopted by a power hungry man, Darren (William Fitchner) and the other is “the bad boy of figure skating”, Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell).
Their rivalry comes to a head when they tie for first place at a skating competition. They get into an altercation and they are subsequently banned from skating.
Over three years later, down on their luck, the two rivals come back together as a male/male figure skating team.
Their common adversaries are the brother/sister team of Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg (Will Arnett, Amy Poehler) that would do anything to grab the gold.
There are some cameos from some of skating greats, Nancy Kerrigan, Sacha Cohen, Brian Boitano, Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill.
I have to say this. This is the gayest straight movie I have ever seen. The costumes are ridiculous. They look like they are stuck in 1970s with the feathered tresses and the fringe tops. The “romance” between Jimmy and Katie Van Waldenberg (Janna Fischer) was too convenient to be taken seriously.
If you saw the performances of the teams, you have to ask yourself, “That doesn’t deserve a gold medal. Not even for a participation ribbon.” They were bad.
Judgment: I did laugh with this movie and at this movie, but I wouldn’t bother understanding the logic here.