Blades of Glory : 3 of 5
It seems like Will Ferrell has a knack for choosing subjects that are just begging to be parodied and then giving it his usual hilarious treatment. It's amazing that no one else has made a male-male pairs figure skating movie before, but I'm glad Will got this story first, since it's much funnier than his other recent movies (much better than Talladega Nights!). This is also the first movie I've seen with Jon Heder since Napoleon Dynamite, and I was pretty surprised by his great comedic performance, since I expected him to get stuck in the Napoleon role. The best parts of this movie are all jokes about figure skating in general - the outlandish costumes, the overly emotional routines, and the gushing commentators (including Scott Hamilton, which brought a lot of realism!). I especially loved the mini-bios at the beginning, covering each skater just like ABC Sports would, right down to the quick editing style and the cheesy puns! Watch out for the video of the dreaded Iron Lotus move in China - that's a good example of a shock joke gone too far! Overall, Blades of Glory made for a great night of laughing at the Alamo with Jonathan and Ernesto, and I'm looking forward to seeing what subject Will takes on next!