Dumb. Stupid. Idiotic. Foolish. But because the movie is supposed to be, that makes it funny.
Blades of Glory stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. Of course Will Ferrell gets naked at some point because the movie is… well, because he is in the movie. Has anyone else noticed the odd dent in his stomach? What is that? How does that happen? Honestly, of all the people who get naked all the time, why him? Why? Why not Christian Slater, or the hot Spartan king, or any other “it” guy of the moment? Or a chick? A chick would be 10,000 times better.
Blades of Glory is about two competing male figure skaters who get in a fight with each other and are banned from figure skating forever. After a few years of crappy sideshow skating gigs, they discover that they’ve only been banned from the male figure skating division and not the pair category. Apparently it would be impossible to either find a female partner or learn a routine with a female partner in time for the qualification round… so the obvious thing to do would be skate together, since there is no rule about same sex pairs. [Insert a multitude of gay jokes from this point forward] They train together while hating each other. Will Ferrell gets naked. They have to deal with a brother/sister pair that have cheated their way to the top and will stop at nothing to win. They end up liking each other. They learn a death defying, near impossible skating move. They have a little falling out. They pull it together to win the big competition. Not predictable at all.
The movie was funny (dumb funny). The skating moves were digitally enhanced and were quite obviously fake, which added to the dumness (funny dumb) of the movie. If you like Will Ferrell and enjoyed Napoleon Dynomite, you will probably like this movie.
I give this movie 4 out of 5 paloozas. It’s good enough to see in the theater, but if you laugh a lot you might want to save it for a rental so you can rewind.
AAAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater for optimal viewing
AAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater if you can
AAA paloozas = Pop some popcorn and rent this movie
AA paloozas = Watch this movie on TV … for free
A palooza = … I think you know where I’m going here…
No paloozas = Reserved for Eyes Wide Shut