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Blades of Glory

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 9:07 AM

This week a slew of new DVD releases crowded the market even more. New releases include Kickin' it Old Skool, Year of the Dog, Heroes Season 1, and most notably, Blades of Glory.

Blades of Glory

This film is the latest project from Will Ferrell, so going into it, we have an idea of what type of comedy it will be. Will mixed his talents with JonHeder who has managed to bring a wonderful turn in independent cinema into starring roles in many big budget comedies. Both Will and Jon mesh well together in this comedy about figure skating. They play dueling figure skaters who manage to both come in first place for the Olympic gold. Upon accepting the medals, they break out in a fight and later become banned from men's figure skating for their actions. Soon, an obsessed fan, shows Jimmy (JonHeder) a way back into figure skating and the once dueling skaters become partners.

It is a pretty classic concept with new flourishes to keep the audience entertained, but comes off with such energy and playfulness that you can't help but smile at the sometimes ridiculous situations. Both Will and Jon play their characters very well as the acting is superb. The directing is somewhat stale, however most comedies such as this haveinterchangeable directors who only serve as a means of putting it all together. The real stars and push of this comedy is the actors and their craft. Without the immediately crowd satisfying Will Ferrell and the lovable but goofy JonHeder, this film would have fallen apart into a direct to DVD release.

There are so many great little lines and scenes that are stolen from the stars by some of the other talented actors/actresses. A skating family tries to sabotage our main skating duo and uses their sister to do so. The scenes with these three add value and much needed relief from the antics of Will Ferrell and JonHeder . Overall, the movie is well rounded in it's amount of comedy and plot development. Thanks to the actors/actresses, the character's grow and change believably throughout and like any good sports movie, the audience is always cheering for the main characters to pull off the impossible and win the gold.

Blades of Glory does not disappoint. It is a great escape to sit back, enjoy some popcorn, and laugh. Give it a shot by renting a copy at Movie Gallery inMcCook. Don't forget the other new releases and let me know what you thought!



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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.