‘Eddie the Eagle’ is a movie more ’80s than the ’80s themselves
LOS ANGELES — There is a moment in Eddie the Eagle that is the most ’80s moment that’s ever ’80s-ed. Actually, it’s the whole movie. It’s that ’80s.
And that’s a good thing.
Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as the (real-life) British Olympic ski jumper Eddie Edwards and Hugh Jackman as his (fictionalized) coach, will resonate deeply with fans of the greatest underdog ’80s films — The Karate Kid, Bull Durham, Flashdance and even Rocky IV. (Yes, there is a doozy of a training montage.) Read more…