REVIEW OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (NETFLIX, 2020) - BIG DREAMS, NOT THE

Publish Date : 2021-04-23


REVIEW OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (NETFLIX, 2020) - BIG DREAMS, NOT THE

REVIEW OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (NETFLIX, 2020) - BIG DREAMS, NOT THE MOVIES

However, it is not Will Ferrell who actually shines in the  Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga , but  Rachel McAdams who plays as a friend of Will's character  . In fact, it is not uncommon for  Will Ferrell to speak the American dialect, where he should have a typical Icelandic accent.

Even so, the story is actually interesting. Cliché, but also cute and sometimes funny.  For a film that is more than two hours long, the Eurovision Song Contest  feels too long for the story it has. The reason I get why this film is over two hours is because of how many side stories are included in the main story of the film but not all of them work.  Another side story that extends the duration of the film but doesn't make the film better is when one of the top officials of the Icelandic national bank wants . It's a shame, because the Eurovision Song Contest  could be an inspiring film.

What really grips the entire film is not the story or  Will Ferrell , but  Rachel McAdams who is able to subtly deliver the comedy in the film alone. His face that often feels confused and flat when the situation doesn't make sense is why he should do more comedy films. synchronized and inconsistent. I also became wondering when  Will Ferrell last starred in a really funny film and I only remember The Other Guys , a film that was released 10 years ago.

Movie Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, A Fun Parody

Need entertainment? There is a new musical comedy film currently airing on Netflix. The film  Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga  starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and tells about dreams towards a global music competition. What's the movie like? Let's take a look at the movie review from BookMyShow.

Synopsis Film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga film  tells the story of two friends Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdóttir in Húsavík, Iceland. They formed a band called Fire Saga to perform at the global Eurovision music event. Since childhood, Lars has dreamed of appearing at the annual music competition.

One day the Iceland committee was selecting representatives for their country. There is a singer who is suitable for representing Iceland, namely Katiana. Meanwhile, Victor Karlosson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland refused. According to him, Katiana would have the potential to win and Iceland could not host Eurovision because there was no money. 

Lars and Sigrit were supposed to be on the ship partying with the Icelandic candidates, but they broke away due to their unsuccessful performance. Suddenly the sound of a big explosion was heard from the party which was partying and killed all the candidates. The committee had no choice but to send Fire Saga as Iceland's representative because there were no other candidates. Underestimated by many people, did they succeed in winning Eurovision?

Full of Insanity and Catchy Songs
Produced by David Dobkin who previously worked on the comedy film  Shanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers. Bad luck is always following the Fire Saga every time you appear on stage, there are always problems that arise. Starting from falling from the ceiling, Sigrit's scarf stuck on the hamster wheel of the stage. Get ready to laugh at their hilariousness! Eurovision is indeed synonymous with stage acts and unique costumes. 

Not just a haha ​​hihi film, this film also inserts the culture and customs of the Icelandic people, where Sigrit's character still believes in fairies and asks for blessings.  Quoted from nationalgeographic.com, 54% of Icelanders believe in fairies or say that they might exist.

Star-studded and cameos of Eurovision Winners
The  Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga film is full of casts who play nicely, starting from Will Ferrell, the king of comedy films. Lars's ridiculousness was successfully played by Will. Then there is Rachel McAdams, who delves into being a woman with dreams and hopes of a man she loves to respond to.

In addition, there is Dan Stevens, who is unexpectedly very good at playing the role of a flamboyant and flexible Russian singer. Wait until you see him singing the song "Lion of Love" with a back up dancer. Veteran actor Pierce Brosnan appears as the father of Lars, cold and embarrassed by his son's behavior.

Incomplete if you don't discuss cameos in this film, there is singer Demi Lovato who plays Katiana, she also contributed the song "In The Mirror". Then there are the Eurovision winners, starting from Loreen from Sweden winning in 2012, Alexander Rybak from Norway winning in 2009, Jamala from Ukraine winning in 2016, Conchita from Austria winning in 2014, and many others.

The songs that were presented from this film also stole the attention, the song Volcanic Man which became the promo for this film, with a music video that looked well-produced. Then there is the song "Double Trouble" their representative song at the Eurovison event, then the catchy "Jaja Ding Dong", which the people of Husavik really love. Finally, there was the song "Husavik" which was so emotionally sung by Sigrit on the stage.

The Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga film successfully parodied and raised the Eurovision event. Throughout the film full of silliness, catchy songs, and a slick cast line. Comedy films are fun and will entertain you in this pandemic.

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