Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
I thought The Ring was a classic and pretty creepy movie when it came out back in 2002. Everybody remembers the “You will die in 7 days” thing and the pasty girl comes out of the tv (like I said, the movie came out 14 years ago so you do not have the right to complain). I don’t think I saw the sequel which came out in 2005. I thought The Grudge was a scary movie too when it came out in 2004. Everybody remembers the creepy Japanese boy. Like The Ring, I haven’t seen The Grudge’s sequels (2006, 2009) either. When each series ended, we thought it would be the last we would see of them but now here comes The Ring vs The Grudge. Whether you asked for it or not, we have the girl from The Ring against the boy from The Grudge. At least that’s the impression I got from the trailer which is all in Japanese. I admit that I never really thought of this before I saw this trailer but after watching it, I’m interested in seeing how it turns out. Unfortunately, it will be released in Japan in June and there is no news so far on any North American release date.
With the 88th Academy Awards (or Oscars) coming on Sunday, I would like to take this opportunity to recap some of the categories and provide my predictions for the winners in each along with links to my respective reviews. If you would like to read the rest of my predictions, click here. I will only be recapping categories in which I’ve reviewed all the nominees which luckily is most of them.