Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Blades of Glory


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/22/2016


FORMAT: HD-DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 34 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.5 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4692.5 miles



SYNOPSIS: Two male figure skaters team up as a pairs team after being disbarred from skating for life.



CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   High farce, done well and very funny.  



PROS AND CONS:  I didn’t expect this movie to be that good.  Comedy either works or it doesn't’ and when it dosen’t it is really painful to watch.  Such was not the case with this film.



This film is over the top, but it just works.  The lavish expense of putting the viewer right in the middle of the skating world along with Dick Button and Nancy Kerrigan really tends to make you feel a part of the action.



I assume that there are some special effect involved here, since neither Will Ferrell nor John Heder can possibly skate as good as they do in this film.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.