Mitchell Cronk’s review published on Letterboxd:
2020 Ranked - HERE
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga was a movie I wasn’t totally sure what to expect out of going in, I watched trailers for it and thought it didn’t look that great but I also had hope in it because of the talent involved. Overall, it’s a fairly mixed bag with positives but also some negatives. Starting with the plot, I didn’t know anything about Eurovision so I didn’t have a connection at all but I thought it made for a decent backdrop for the movie, the music was actually one of my favourite aspects. Some of the songs were actually pretty catchy, some didn’t have the same punch as others but it was an overall positive. I also really liked Will Ferrell and especially Rachel McAdams in the film, they’re able to get a bit weird while also keeping their characters somewhat relatable in the end. Dan Stevens was really fun too, he seemed to be having a lot of fun and his scenes were a strong point. As far as negatives, at times it got a bit too weird for my liking and the plot was extremely far fetched in certain scenes that it took me out of it. Obviously it’s a comedy so I give it a bit of leeway when it comes to realism but some moments just seemed more stupid than funny and it also has stretches where the story got stale and kind of boring. It’s a semi-predictable plot as well and overall was a weaker narrative than I had hoped for but it was a fun enough time that I don’t regret watching it. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a fun experience with good music and pretty good production value but it ends up being slightly underwhelming in the end, it’s fun but nothing special.