Our next episode of "Stu & The Dude Reviewiní the Movies
for You" will be handling "Blades of Glory," but until the
animation and stuff is done, I thought I would give you a
quick review of the said "Blades of Glory" movie because I
canít tell you fast enough that if you want to laugh, go and
see this movie.
Blades of Glory
Movie Stats & Links
||Will Ferrell, Jon
Heder, Amy Poehler, Craig T. Nelson, Jenna Fischer
||There's a lot of
||If she likes Will
||Some boob grabbing
||Some fighting and
||Some chasing, but
not really action.
||From start to
||Too many were
||Too many to quote.
||Will Speck, Josh
Stuart Cornfield, John Jacobs
The story is as simple as the trailers you have probably
seenÖ Will Ferrell is Chazz Michael Michaels. Heís the
bad-boy figure skater. Jon Heder is Jimmy MacElroy, the,
umm, prissy-boy figure skater. They are arch rivals, and
when they tie at a championship match, and then they fight,
and then they set a mascot on fire, they are banned from
competition. Three-ish years later they are relegated to
minor jobs, but an obsessed fan of Jimmyís figures out a
loophole to get Jimmy back into competition, by entering the
pairís competition, and informs Jimmy of the hole. Jimmy
lets his Coach (Craig T. Nelson) know of this loophole, who
at first wants nothing of it, but eventually realizes that
Chazz will be the perfect partner for Jimmy, so the
controversy of two dudes entering the pairs figure skating
competition begins, much to the dismay of the pairís
champions brother and sister team, Stranz and Fairchild Van
Waldenberg (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler). And through it all
a butt-load of hilarity ensues.
As much as
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
poked fun at NASCAR, "Blades of Glory" takes poking fun at
figure skating to a much higher, and much funnier level,
maybe because there are so many more things to make fun of,
and for most of this movie, all of the making fun of worked.
Will Ferrell was back in over-the-top mode, and fantastic.
Jon Heder embraces the goofiness of him. And the addition of
tons of cameos, from Nancy Kerrigan and Brian Boitano (and
what would Brian Boitano do?) as judges stripping Chazz and
Jimmy of their medals, to Scott Hamilton and Jim Lampley as
the sports anchors during the competition segments (totally
reminding me of Bob Costas and Al Michaels in the much
maligned but one of my favorites "BASEketball") were
fantastic. And all of the actual ice skating segments, from
the training to the competitions, were hilarious.
In keeping this sort of short, if you have never watched,
nor had any desire to watch a figure skating competition,
and think seeing a movie about it might be wrong, "Blades of
Glory" was funny as hell, so much so there were many
segments where I almost fell out of my seat or spewed water
up my nose, and you will probably be jealous of Chazz (who
is also a sex addict) getting to squeeze the boobs of Katie
Van Waldenberg (Jenna Fischer, who might just be the new
love of my life).
Stu Gotz will have his say when we get our next animated
review posted, but for now I couldnít wait to tell you that
if you like to laugh "Blades of Glory" should make you
laugh, especially if you had any kind of chuckle during the
trailer. From me itís 4 Ĺ stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!