March 31, 2007

Blades Of Glory (03/31/07)

Lettergrade: D

We decided to see Blades Of Glory, a movie we would have otherwise skipped, because I was about to start work on a TV pilot that was being directed by the guys who made it. There were some laughs, but it's pretty much a one-joke movie that slides by without leaving much of an impression. It's not bad, nor is it especially good.

It feels like Will Ferrell as Chazz Michael Michaels went slumming a bit with this one... it's a movie that Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller (who produced the movie through his company) could have easily made. He's a one note character, who doesn't have much to him other than a few key gimmicks.

Maybe there's a whole other layer in here that I missed, not knowing jack shit about competitive skating. I'd be willing to bet, however, that the whole thing really is this mundane, regardless of whether or not I was "in" on the jokes.

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