Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
123 min|Comedy, Music|26 Jun 2020
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 103,214 usersMetascore: 50
When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

Films about song contests are rarely produced. This time, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga takes the setting of a Eurovision song contest, which is very popular in Europe, like American Idol in the US. Unmitigated, the film released by Netflix featured several top stars. You name it Will Ferrel, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Stevens, Demi Lovato, and several well-known singers former Eurovision contestants in previous years.

Once upon a time, Lars (Ferrel) and Sigrit (McAdams) lived in a small town in Iceland and had a passion for singing since they were small with the music group, Fire Saga. Lars has ambitions to become the winner of Eurovision, the biggest song contest in Europe. Lars’s hopes came true when randomly selected, and they became one of the contestants in the singing event in their country. Luck is in their hands until finally, they can represent Iceland in the Eurovision event.

Even though the story’s setting is not in the US, Will Ferrel’s humorous style is still not much different from his previous films. McAdams, who used to play in serious dramas, looked a bit shocked in the film, in contrast to Ferrel. Especially with local accents that they never play. Like most romantic comedies, the story itself is not hard to anticipate, with Ferrel’s ridiculous comedy inserts that are often overdone. Without Ferrel, this film might work better. Speaking by vocals, Will Ferrel does sing using his vocal, but McAdams, reportedly mixed with the voice of Swedish singer, Molly Sanden. Of course. What else can you expect from such good vocal sounds?

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Light and entertaining, nothing more, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga attracts attention through its musical segments and comedies with its top stars who appear only as a display. The expected atmosphere of competition is not as biting as we hoped. For readers who like the combination of music and comedy, this film can be a distraction. The High Note, which was released recently, remains the main choice if you like this genre.

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A lifelong cinephile, he cultivated a deep interest in film from a young age. Following his architectural studies, he embarked on an independent exploration of film theory and history. His passion for cinema manifested in 2006 when he began writing articles and film reviews. This extensive experience subsequently led him to a teaching position at the esteemed Television and Film Academy in Yogyakarta. From 2003 to 2019, he enriched the minds of students by instructing them in Film History, Introduction to Film Art, and Film Theory. His scholarly pursuits extended beyond the classroom. In 2008, he published his seminal work, "Understanding Film," which delves into the core elements of film, both narrative and cinematic. The book's enduring value is evidenced by its second edition, released in 2018, which has become a cornerstone reference for film and communication academics across Indonesia. His contributions extend beyond his own authorship. He actively participated in the compilation of the Montase Film Bulletin Compilation Book Volumes 1-3 and "30 Best Selling Indonesian Films 2012-2018." Further solidifying his expertise, he authored both "Horror Film Book: From Caligari to Hereditary" (2023) and "Indonesian Horror Film: Rising from the Grave" (2023). His passion for film extends to the present day. He continues to provide insightful critiques of contemporary films on, while actively participating in film production endeavors with the Montase Film Community. His own short films have garnered critical acclaim at numerous festivals, both domestically and internationally. Recognizing his exceptional talent, the 2022 Indonesian Film Festival shortlisted his writing for Best Film Criticism (Top 15). His dedication to the field continues, as he currently serves as a practitioner-lecturer for Film Criticism and Film Theory courses at the Yogyakarta Indonesian Institute of the Arts' Independent Practitioner Program.


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