Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga: Film Review – Sing Along, Have Fun

Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga: Film Review – Sing Along, Have Fun

By Pooja Pande26 June, 2020 2 min read
Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga: Film Review – Sing Along, Have Fun
Sing Along
50%Overall Score

Streaming now on Netflix

For those of you who want to Google “is Eurovision real” later, let us clarify – it is. Eurovision is an annual international song competition where the participants are the European countries. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga has Lars (Will Ferrell) from Iceland coveting the first position in the competition mostly to prove himself to his “very handsome” father (Pierce Brosnan). His childhood buddy Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) is his platonic musical partner. Because this is a Will Ferrell movie, all the talented musicians in Iceland die in a freak accident. Thus Lars and Sigrit become the Icelandic representatives in Eurovision.

Seems like a half-hearted attempt at being silly

You expect a certain level of silliness in Will Ferrell movies. Talladega Nights? Anchorman? We love that brand of humor but this doesn’t embrace the silly with open arms; rather tiptoes around it. So it is only funny in places, which is not half bad. We wish they took the parody up a notch thus giving us what we expect.

Music keeps the movie afloat

The film flirts with toilet humor and brings back the leads-mistaken-for-siblings gold mine but none of that will crack a smile, unfortunately. The songs are fun and lively and the whole thing is glamorous and glittery to look at. The songs in the film are nice to listen to; well made and well sung. If nothing, the music keeps the movie afloat.

We’d be lying if we say it’s terrible

Both Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are fun to watch as Lars and Sigrit. Lars has dreamt of winning Eurovision all his life and Sigrit wishes he falls in love with her. It’s an old but endearing plotline. There are random Graham Norton and Demi Lovato cameos. There’s a sing-along sequence that is particularly lovely with a mashup of “Believe“, “Ray of Light“, “Waterloo” and “I Gotta Feeling” featuring real-life Eurovision artists. It’s guilty of being mediocre but not terrible.

WATCH OR NOT
While Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga struggles to pick a lane between parody and tribute. It is funny in places and a few songs are quite nice. It makes for a decent watch if you are a fan of Will Ferrell and musicals on a lazy afternoon, wondering what to watch while you finish your office work.

Director: David Dobkin
Writer: Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Natasia Demetriou, Pierce Brosnan
Language: English
Streaming on: Netflix

Tags: ##Streaming #Andrew Steele #comedy #David Dobkin #english #English Reviews #Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga #Hollywood #Musical #Natasia Demetriou #Netflix #Pierce Brosnan #Rachel McAdams #Will Ferrell
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