- Evan K
An Honest Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
For some reason, I believe that Will Ferrell is in movie slump. This slump started in 2018 with his take on the classic character Sherlock Holmes in the film "Holmes and Watson" and that movie was an utter failure, I could not get through 30 minutes of it. And I love stepbrothers and think Ferrell and John C Reilly are hysterical together, but that movie was atrocious. Anyway, ever since than Ferrell has not had a good movie, or really hasn't had one since Anchor Man 2 (and that wasn't even that good). But enough of that lets get into his new movie on Netflix "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." The movie stars Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as two musicians who are seen as failures in their home town of Iceland. To be honest, I had no clue until about an hour and a half in that Ferrell and McAdams were playing friends and not siblings, maybe cause their last names are very similar in the movie.
This movie seemed like a horrible rip-off of Andy Sambergs movie "Pop-star." But on top of that, the way the two horrid musicians got into the song contest was by the winning the entry contest when everyone else gets blown up in the arena and somehow Ferrel and McAdams characters, Lars and Sigrit, leave prior to that. And while there is an entire tragedy during the movie, all they did was cheer and not give a shit about everyone who died.
This is only the first 30 minutes.
To sum up the last hour and a half, the viewer finds out Sigrit and Lars are not siblings but have very weird attraction to each other, Dan Stevens' Russian or German character might be gay, Pierce Brosnan (yes, the former James Bond actor is in this too) who plays Lars' father marries Sigrits mom at the end when Lars and Sigrit have a kid, Demi Lovato comes back as an Icelandic ghost, an elf kills the man trying to kill Lars and somehow the Icelandic people are made to look like idiots. Honestly, there's a lot of stuff I missed, including the portrayals of four American college students who drive Lars to the contest at the end and he rips on the USA (which was one of my favorite parts) and the fact that Lars and Sigrit get disqualified from the contest which was a bit disappointing.
Overall to call this movie a "shitshow" is pretty accurate but since were in a pandemic and you might need something to watch I recommend watching it and laughing at this pure horrible movie this is. Another disappointing miss by Ferrell.
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