Never judge a book by it’s cover. That should be the same for everything, even for movies. But sadly we can’t escape it, it is inevitable. We as moviegoers take a look at the movie posters and judge for ourselves to know if the movie is worth watching.
Take the poster for the movie Eddie the Eagle for example:
I thought it was some rip off from the 1985 movie Teen Wolf with the main character surfing on top of a van. Knowing that the movie is taking place in 1988, it would surprise me if that inspiration was taken from said film:
I then learned that Hugh Jackman was going to be in the movie. This sparked my interest because he is a great actor in his Wolverine roles in the X-Men franchise as well as some other movies that he is known for.
Taron Egerton from Kingsmen: The Secret Service played the hero of the story, Eddie the Eagle. This being his second movie with big name actors, he has truly proven his worth.
Before watching the film, I viewed the trailer to prep myself. I quite enjoyed it! From what I gathered it is an underdog story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards always being told that he wouldn't amount to anything great within his wildest dreams, but he soon proves the world wrong with his struggling journey to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Canada. Hey that's when Jamaica had a Bobsled team! It must've been a year of underdog miracles in the Winter Olympics.
Not your typical underdog story!
After watching the film, l learned that it wasn't your typical underdog story. The hero usually starts from ground zero and work themselves up. In this movie, it was similar but Eddie was told throughout his whole life that he wasn't going to get his moment to shine. Even his own country changed the rules on him, so that they could hinder his progress in achieving his dreams.
Dreams can come true!
Speaking of dreams. This film was centered on making dreams come true! No matter how impossible it may seem. If we're too old or not athletic enough, we never give up on our dreams!
Never give up!
And that's what Eddie did! Despite being made fun of or being badly bruised with his attempts in the ski jumps. He never gave up! He just kept going until he could fly!
It will make you fly like an eagle!
All this movie is about is taking a leap of faith. No matter how risky it may be or if we crash and burn the first few tries to make that perfect landing. We'll never know our true potential unless we take that leap… or in this case, a literal jump to fly like an eagle!
Overall the film carried a good motivational message to the audience to chase their dreams no matter how big or impossible it may seem!