Lily Miller

Film Review: Eddie the Eagle

by Lily Miller on February 26, 2016

Eddie the Eagle soars to near fallible emotional heights.

I can fly as high, as an EAGLE!

I can fly as high, as an EAGLE!

The beauty of watching athleticism en masse is that, in theory, everyone is brought together. The Olympics are the ultimate testament to this; it seems the whole world turns whatever devices possible to follow the games and share victory­ or cringe in defeat­ with fellow fans. I have never been a sports person and have therefore never really followed any athletic event, but I do enjoy physical comedy and a good underdog tale. Eddie the Eagle simultaneously fulfills the need for mass athletic fandom with (seemingly painful) pratfalls and unstoppable optimism.

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