Oh, for the love of God. Perhaps the best part of the new Blades of Glory trailer occurs when Will Ferrell turns to Jon Heder and says, "I see you still look like a 15 year-old girl, but not hot." Because it's so true! Apart from that, picture The Cutting Edge, except with two men and a host of bad physical comedy ... and really bad gay jokes.
Yes, Will Ferrell and Jon Heder (in what has to be one of his last roles as leading man -- when will Hollywood wake up and realize the Heder phenomena was up a long time ago?) star as two male figure skaters who are banned from the sport after they get into a fight at the Olympics. They soon discover that the only way back onto the ice is if these two bitter rivals join together to form the fiercest pair of male figure skaters ever. Part of me can't decide whether the film would be funnier without Jon Heder, or if nothing (apart from its disappearance off the planet) could help this ticking time-bomb. But, if you're a sucker for stupid, sports-related Ferrell shtick, then I suppose Blades of Glory might be right up your alley.
It took four writers (two of which penned episodes of King of the Hill) to finally churn this sucker out, and it's directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. (Don't worry, I don't know who they are either. Apparently, this is either their first or second feature film.) I'm sure the pic will wind up with a small fanbase -- a few of the scenes have the potential to be almost funny -- but when a trailer for a comedy makes you want to cry, that can't be a good sign of things to come. Blades of Glory skates its way into theaters on March 30.