Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga ★★

I’m very pleased to say that I’m just about caught up on reviews. That’s because I haven’t actually watched anything since Sunday. That’s really helped. Anyways, this is such a mediocre movie. I’m surprised that it’s actually getting solid reviews on RottenTomatoes as very little about this actually works. 

My number one rule for comedy is that it has to be funny in some way, shape, or form. It’s difficult for a comedy to appeal to everyone. That’s why there’s very few comedies on Letterboxd’s top 250 of all time. Often comedies aren’t super well made, but people have different senses of humor. I may find something hilarious and you may say that you managed to sit through that same thing with a straight face. Some people seem to be finding this enjoyable and funny, which I disagree to. I don’t think I laughed at anything other than a couple of the songs. A comedy has to be funny, and this simply isn’t. The songs are surprisingly catchy and really entertaining, while everybody seems to be giving it their all. The supporting cast is great, the standout being Dan Stevens. Rachel McAdams gives a great performance and Will Ferrell seems to actually try for the first time in a decade. That doesn’t make up for mediocre writing, overlong jokes, a movie that’s 30 minutes too long, and a comedy that didn’t make me laugh.

Grade: C-

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