"Blades of Glory" Film Review
By: Nathaniel Simpson
"Blades of Glory", another comedic entry into Will Ferrell's filmography, entertains the same slap-stick notion of his previous films. While it may not be unique or new compared to Ferrell's previous films, the movie delivers great comedic performances from both him and Jon Heder, who is widely known from his performance in his breakout comedy, "Napoleon Dynamite".
The film is centered around the world of competitive figure skating. The two most famous figure skaters in the entire sport are Chaz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder), and they absolutely hate each other. They will do whatever possible to sabotage each other, which ultimately leads to a huge brawl that gets both men banned from the sport. When they find a loophole into entering back into competition, they are forced to team up as a doubles team to compete. Can the two foes put their differences aside to become partners?
Ferrell and MacElroy are hilarious together. Their characters' personalities in the film are so different from one another that their differences are what forces them to clash together. Let's take a look at all of the scenes we have of them training for the competition. They always mess up, and blame one another for it, even if the other didn't do anything. They do very well at embodying these roles, making every character these two actors play feel very different from one another.
However, it seems that Ferrell is being type-casted into these roles as the bumbling idiot. He is usually always funny whenever he plays these roles, but when will we see a totally different side of the actor? This film is extremely funny and always puts a smile on my face, but what makes it unique when compared to all of the other films he has been in?
Overall, the film does have a nice, funny plot that makes the viewer laugh every time something outrageous happens. It's a good little film that will guarantee some laughs and casual enjoyment from the viewer, but nothing beyond that.