‘Eddie The Eagle’ is the story of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards the British ski jumper that took the world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Now I wont spoil anything for you, although you could just google the 1988 Olympic Ski Jumping results and pretty much get the gist of the whole movie.
Having said that, it’s not just a movie about the Olympics, it’s about the human spirit, it’s about having a dream and chasing it, it’s about Hugh Jackman being charming as hell.
I’ll admit when you watch it it’s pretty hard not to compare it to the John Candy classic ‘Cool Runnings’ – There’s some similarities for sure but it really is an uplifting story and that kid from the Kingsman disappears into the character, he’s great.
God, Kingsman was awesome.. did you see that flick?
It’s on Netflix..
Eddie the Eagle – 2 & 1/2 Stars