Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Movie review: Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

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Two small-town singers chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where scheming rivals, high stakes and onstage mishaps test their bond.

PROS

  • Great chemistry between the two main actors Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
  • Excellent musical performances.

CONS

  • The movie was too predictable.

FAVORITE QUOTES

Lars Erickssong: “She’s probably not my sister.”

Graham Norton: “Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Iceland. Every performance is an adventure with this group. They’re called Fire Saga and why they’re here is anyone’s guess.”

Sigrit: ” I saw you and then all of my nights turned morning / You turned ’round and i suddenly found my glory”

Crowd: “Play Ja Ja Ding Dong!”

CONCLUSION

Eurovision Song Contest : The Story of Fire Saga is a melodramatic over the top parody of the Eurovision competition. Will Ferrells character ,Lars Erickssong, is an overgrown ,childlike, adorable loser from a small fishing village who, along with his singing partner and probable soul mate Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) have the audacious dream of performing at and winning the singing contest.

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the music actually was ! Kuddos to them for taking the musical aspect of the film seriously. The performances were so catchy, beautiful, and at times ridiculous… but in a good way.

On the surface Eurovision may not seem like something worth watching , but give it a try and it will surely exceed your expectations. It is a light-hearted , silly comedy that will leave you with a smile on your face and a catchy tunes on your mind.

RATING

3 out of 5

 

BY KAPA KAUMBA

  1. The subject matter , Eurovision contest is a comedy in itself. You are laughing before you even watch the !Obie.

    Will Ferrell, is best in cheesiness!!! I think the problem is really that Eurovision is not such an interesting subject matter to develop into a serious entertaining film. I expect the plot to flag at some point. There is only so much people can take……!

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