Blades Of Glory

French movie Indigènes, apparently, illuminates a forgotten patch of history, but also broadens and enriches the idea of what it means to be both a patriot, in the best sense of the word, and a citizen of the world (Salon). It’s got Cannes plaudits and Césars galore. It was nominated for the best foreign language Oscar. I’m really looking forward to see it. For some insane reason the title has been translated as Days Of Glory. And, it’s been released here the same week as the similar sounding Blades Of Glory.

Evidentially they sound way similar when being uttered by myself. The timing screens were down at the cinema and when I asked if there was a showing of the former, the assistant gave me a ticket for the latter. I should’ve known that it wouldn’t be showing on the huge screen.

It’s a Will Ferrel movie. This time about figure skating. And, with Napoleon Dynamite along for the ride. (With Will Arnett and the glorious Amy Poehler having the time of their life camping it up as the villainous Van Waldenberg siblings.) And, that’s probably really all you need to know. If you liked Ferrell you’ll like this. There are some pretty good lines and a few decent physical jokes (especially a recurring one about maiming sports mascots). Nothing special, nothing new, it passed the time.

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Written by Tony Kiernan

10 April 2007 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Film

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