June 2, 2007

I promised my friend Sexboy that I would try to stop using “gay” as a derogatory term referring to things that are stupid or lame. It’s a bad habit that I’ve gotten into – thank YOU, South Park – and I’m trying to break it. Keeping this in mind, it was so very hard to watch Blades of Glory – from the opening credits on, my head was screaming “gay…gay…GAY!” I don’t mean gay, as in stupid or lame – more like gay as it pertains to two penises rubbing against each other. There were lots of penises rubbing together in this film, so it’s ok to call it gay, right? RIGHT?

In addition to all of the obvious “gay” jokes about figure skating as a sport, there were the two men figure skating together “gay” jokes. There were so many “gay” jokes that the “incest” jokes seemed refreshing by comparison. I’m not gonna get all politically correct or anything and say there were too many “gay” jokes…but…uhh…

Blades of Glory felt like just another notch on Will Ferrell’s belt. He’s done NASCAR and Soccer, plus he has a Basketball film coming out. When’s that Will Ferrell movie about Curling coming out?

On the other hand, this is probably a step up for Jon Heder. I haven’t seen the Benchwarmers or School for Scoundrels, but word on the street is that I’m not missing anything.

I’ve been having GOB withdrawal ever since Arrested Development was canceled. I hope that this movie gets some attention for Will Arnett and Amy Poehler. Or maybe they don’t get any attention and release a sex tape. I bet they’re nasty!

Blades of Glory made me laugh really, REALLY hard…but I felt really, REALLY guilty about it later.

Year – 2007
Rating – PG-13
Runtime – 93 minutes
Genre – Sports Comedy
Director(s) – Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Writer(s) – Jeff Cox, Craig Cox
Actor(s) – Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Jenna Fischer, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Not only did we embarrass Marky Mark, we let down the Funky Bunch." - Stranz Van Waldenberg (Will Arnett)