Eddie the Eagle (2016) review: The best superman film out there

Film

6Zy8HlUrFFmJIlsVfv9YOx4PxYO

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Written by: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton

Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello

The blurb says: The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

 

Dexter Fletcher and team have gifted to the world another heart-warming underdog tale that we Brits do so well. Think Pride, Made in Dagenham and even The Fully Monty. Full of laughs, moments of tension and  enough heart to keep the very depressed British nation aloft until the next Olympics, Eddie the Eagle is an unexpected gem.

Taron Egerton is terrific as he gurns his way through as Eddie, the tenacious, single-minded inspiration at the centre of the action, but it is Hugh Jackman who brings some superstar power to what could have been a very indie feeling film.

A fitting salute to a typically British hero.

8 out of 10

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s