Curling King (Kong Curling) Reviews
5 out of 10 lints.
The problem with this movie is that it's to many subplots about the players, and neither of these stories has nothing to do with curling. Just to mention one stupid of these stories, is when one of the players hasn't slept for weeks, but then decides to clear up with his father who left him as a child just to end up as a David Bowie impersonator. I wish that it would be more about the sport itself, and how it effects the people on the times of. I did laugh some times though, specially when it comes to the sports scenes, but other wise it's full of internal Norwegian jokes that might not appeal to foreign audience.
Kong Curling is another example of how Americanized norwegian movies are today, with an unoriginal plot, cheese characters, including a midget. It's also full of product placement, like Clas Oslon, and even Pepsi. This is also a heavily campaigned film that have been thrown into people every where. The film production in Norway has never been as high as it is right now with an production with over 25 movies each year, which have also created a big competition marked that force some of the movie to use product placement and heavy campaigns in order to sell their movies, no matter how bad the story is. A big thumbs down from me.
Fascinating that you can take "too serious" as a Norwegian trait and make humor out of it, but that is exactly what happens in this farce. In the tradition of Dodgeball or The Big Lebowski, this comedy features a sport, but don't really spend a lot of time playing that game. Instead we get to see the parade of misfits that circle the altar of competition.
Antonsen plays it serious, yet fierce, and drives the story (which he also wrote), while Conradi is his twitchy rival who makes the lamest in-your-face gestures known to man. Also of note is the controlling wife played by Torp, who gives us many hilarious moments.