What is it about?
Michael Edwards is a dorky-looking guy whose only dream is to compete in the Olympics. Unfortunately, his physical abilities are below average, to say it politely. He just plain sucks in everything that requires you to have coordination and agility.
Our Michael called Eddie didn’t let the lack of even a little bit of talent stand in the way of his dreams. Embracing the old saying “haters gonna hate” (He really had a lot of haters), he dared to compete in ski-jumping even though he knows nothing about it. Death was just around the corner as ski-jumping is a deadly discipline if you don’t know what you are doing. And he didn’t.
Luckily for him, Wolverine (a.k.a. Hugh Jackman) was there to teach him basics so Eddie could at least survive. The rest is history.
Who should watch it?
Should I watch it with my kid(s)?
Sure. It’s an inspiring story that encourages us to pursue our dreams. However, there is a possibility that your kid will spend all your money pursuing ridiculous dreams instead of getting a decent job to pay for your medical bills when you are old. Just so you know.
It happens a lot more often than you think, but somehow, nobody wants to make a movie about it. They only want movies about dreams becoming real. Hollywood… Am I right?
Is it good to watch on a date?
Yeah. It’s a warm story with plenty of humor.
Who should watch it?
Anyone who likes inspirational sports dramas mixed with humor and a drunken Hugh Jackman.
What can I expect from this movie?
Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?
“Eddie the Eagle” has plenty of humor, but it’s not the kind of humor that will make you pee your pants.
Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?
Will I learn anything from this movie?
Yes. Norwegian ski jumpers don’t do bar fights, but their coach does. Hugh Jackman learned it the hard way.
Is it based on something?
Yeah. It’s based on a real person, Michael Edwards, and his attempts to qualify for the 1988 Olympics. Interestingly enough, those are the same Olympics that Jamaican bobsled team qualified for. How crazy is that?
Is this movie a must-see?
It’s a great movie, but it’s not a must-see.
Similar movies like “Eddie the Eagle”?
“Cool Runnings”, of course, and The Walk.
A wonderful, heart-warming story about an underdog that was so under, he couldn’t even see the dog he was under. Taron Egerton was great in portraying Eddie and Hugh Jackman wasn’t bad either. I never heard of Michael “Eddie” Edwards before, so I am glad got to see his story that teaches us about overcoming the odds and not backing down even when nobody believes in you. I give this movie 8/10.