Movies – Eddie The Eagle Review (or ‘It’s Basically Cool Runnings And Everyone Loved That’)

If you’re thinking of going to see Eddie the Eagle then ask yourself one simple question…

Do you like Cool Runnings?

Obviously the answer to that question is yes; everybody likes Cool Runnings. And if you like that then you’ll like this, because it’s effectively the same movie.Eddie-the-Eagle-Movie-Poster-2

Indeed, the only difference is that instead of focussing on the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team and their quest to get to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, this is about Britain’s Eddie Edwards at the same event.

In both movies there’s a hefty dose of creative license used to make the story more heartwarming – perhaps more so in Eddie The Eagle where they essentially invent a coach for him played by Hugh Jackman who is only there to play John Candy’s character from the 1993 flick – but both are just great watches.

I really enjoyed Eddie the Eagle and had a smile on my face the whole time. The cast is strong, the incidental music captures the essence of the time it was set and the story just works. It’s ‘Punchtheairtastic’.

Go to see it as soon as possible.

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3 Responses to Movies – Eddie The Eagle Review (or ‘It’s Basically Cool Runnings And Everyone Loved That’)

  1. mikeyplondon says:

    Feel the rhythm, feel the vibe…

  2. JoBradley says:

    I agree about Cool Runnings and Eddie the Eagle- and I loved both movies! Would appreciate if you could check out my post ‘Six Great Sport Movies to keep you in the Olympic Mood’ https://scribblesofstageandscreen.com/2016/08/24/six-great-sports-movies-to-keep-you-in-the-olympic-mood/

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