ESC-parody on Netflix: play me the song of the volcano

This Film has caused Irritation, before you knew of him. At this year's Free European Song Contest was shown in the ad breaks, in fact, a strange Clip, the two

ESC-parody on Netflix: play me the song of the volcano

This Film has caused Irritation, before you knew of him. At this year's Free European Song Contest was shown in the ad breaks, in fact, a strange Clip, the two figures stand on a sea-lashed sulfur box, and a Euro-dance number called "Volcano Man" sing. Upon closer Inspection, the two were on the heavily made-up actors will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams Will out, but only at the third or fourth Clip, it was clear that It was Marketing for a Netflix movie about the Eurovision Song Contest. The Trailer looked very weird, but at this point the ESC are hardened Fans known. Now the Film is released on Netflix, and the question is: well, slash or bad slash?

Julia Bähr

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to answer this, one should first clarify the terminology. Well inclined may not be so inclined, as it wants to, as long as it is boring. Bad inclined, however, means that The audience has understood a tenth of the duration, as the Whole thing is knitted, and follows from the time bored the to Happen, the soaring to new heights, to amuse him, but follow all the same joke, the same templates. According to these criteria, the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is directed by David Dobkin, clearly in a bad slant. And unfortunately, this is not a Surprise, if you look at the screenwriter.

music and emotion

Fire Saga, so the Band of Icelanders Lars Erickssong (Yes means the word joke) and Sigrit Ericksdottir. Both dream of the ESC to compete, and they are also not really bad, but just not so well, and Lars has a bunch of rather questionable artistic ideas. Due to an accident, which is supposed to be the last surprise moment of the film, you travel in fact, as a candidate for Iceland to Edinburgh. There they divide only about music and feelings, but also a completely chaotic appearance in the semi-finals, in the Sigrit almost from your neck of cloth is strangled.

of Course, you still come to the finals. Because that is the fad that has become the inner logic not only by this Film, but by almost all of the films in which Will Ferrell plays and here he has written the screenplay, together with Andrew Steele: It is usually a rather limited man, with a stupid hairstyle and embarrassing clothes, the odd way the women run after while he all rejects.

Here's the Whole happens on two levels. First, Sigrit is addicted to it, since you have played as small children (Rachel McAdams is extremely visible eleven years younger than Will Ferrell, but this is definitely somehow part of the joke). And secondly, the Same thing happens in the ESC: Despite the disastrous presence of the two get a lot of points, what seems to be a Gag at the expense of the Eastern European music taste. Haha, these strange countries, you never know! Add to that a number of supposedly funny accents speaking people, and a whole cast of guest stars (Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan in the supporting roles and quite a number of former ESC participants as they self).

In sum, seems more like a Satire, what could have been a homage – but the Film itself does not make a decision until the very end, what he wants to be. The only winner here is the Iceland tourism office, because even the few landscape shots from this country, to an impulse purchase of plane tickets trigger.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 19:19

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