Arguably one of the most triumphant uses of Van Halen's "Jump" I ever heard in film (was crossing my fingers for it the whole time). For a film where everything you expect to happen does indeed happen sooner or later, it's sure is a lot of fun, largely thanks to its two charismatic leads and its slick editing/visual style. Color me sold on Matthew Vaughn's production company.
A fun feelgood movie with likeable leads and swift direction. Scriptwise I´m not sure how much truth regarding Edwards we actually get but as fiction is works well within the confines of its´ genre. And Jackman is great as always and its fun to see him play second fiddle with such charisma and ease. Plus points for Walken´s grizzled cameo which brought both heft and gravitas. Worth a look for sure!
3.5/5. This film is one massive compliment to cliché'd and heartwarming popcorn movies. People who expect it to be anything else simply do not believe and/or understand how self-conscious and intentional every close up is, every twang of its perfectly timed and sentimental score is, every line of predictable dialogue is. It's so simple, but it's nice. That's both my favorite and least favorite thing about it.
Già i primi momenti, le facce dei bambini, la scena degli occhiali rotti, la prima volta sugli sci, sono bellissimi. Casting fenomenale. La forza di volontà dimostrata da quest'uomo, da questo ragazzo, ha dell'incredibile. Passiamo sopra all'irrealistica scena del salto di Hugh Jackman solo perché faceva davvero ridere. Questo film è allo stesso tempo uno spasso ed un'ispirazione. Da pelle d'oca.