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Eddie The Eagle

Simple, familiar, and predictable--all things that could have been avoided with a deeper understanding of the story's thematics.

Structure: 3/5 | Entertainment: 3/5

Light, airy, and full of 80s charm, Edie the Eagle reminds us of what it means to be inspired by dreams. To simply recount the journey of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards (Taron Egerton) from plasterer to Olympic ski jumper would leave us feeling informed, yet unconvinced. To turn his life's journey into a complete story and thus--a functional argument for the power of determination--required the introduction of a completely fictional character:...

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