EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

"Marred by Lewd Comedy"

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Content: -3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as two naïve, cheesy Icelandic singers who accidentally get a chance to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest. When their competition is deliberately assassinated by a bomb, Lars and Sigrit get to represent Iceland in the next Eurovision Song Contest. However, their first song performance becomes a disaster. Meanwhile, the Russian singer in the contest played by Dan Stevens, is trying to woo Sigrit away from Lars.

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA is a wild comic ride. Some of the music is surprisingly good. However, the movie’s more heartwarming moments are marred by a strong Romantic worldview promoting self-gratification along with lots of foul language, many lewd references, and a politically correct pro-homosexual message. For example, four of the movie’s original songs contain clean lyrics, but four other songs have lewd lyrics. Two of those four lewd songs are performed on stage with male or female dancers dancing very suggestively. Ultimately, therefore, THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA exceeds the bounds of decency and morality.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Romantic worldview with strong politically correct homosexual references, main character keeps putting down Americans, and a ghost appears and warns main character, with some light moral elements such as comic hero tries to earn respect and love from his father, and comic hero overcomes his selfish dreams to give honor to the woman who’s been his friend for years

Foul Language:
20 obscenities (including one “f” word), three GD profanities and 17 light profanities (mostly OMG)

Violence:
Some strong and light comic violence includes comic villain ends up with a knife in his back before he can shoot the comic hero dead, a boat explosion from afar kills many people at a party, and woman’s severed arm lands on the pier where the two comic heroes were standing watching the party lights on the boat when it explodes, woman’s charred ghost body from the explosion appears to comic hero to warn him, woman singer’s scarf gets caught in a giant steel wheel on stage, and she’s almost choked to death as the wheel starts spinning across the stage, small planned stage fire explosions startles female singer

Sex:
Strong and light sexual allusions includes strong suggestive dancing, overt and implied crude sexual allusions and double entendres in lyrics to one comical song that’s sung twice, another song titled “Lion of Love” contains some strong and light sexual allusions, one song talks about coming to a special island to indulge your desires, woman wakes up in man’s bed with her clothes on, and man assures her nothing happened because she was drunk from a party and passed out, same woman finds her friend in bed with another woman, but other woman assures her nothing happened because the man thinks sexual activity would distract him from the intense song competition he’s trying to win, and some positive pro-homosexual references

Nudity:
A couple graphic images of full nude male statues in one scene, and some upper male nudity in several other scenes, including among some male dancers and singers

Alcohol Use:
Alcohol use and drunkenness

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Selfishness.

More Detail:

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as two naïve, cheesy Icelandic singers who accidentally get a chance to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest. EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA is a wild, music-filled comic ride, but the story’s more heartwarming aspects are marred by a Romantic worldview promoting self-gratification, with lots of foul language, many lewd references and a pro-homosexual message.

The movie opens in 1974, when little Lars and little Sigrit are both fascinated by Abba singing the winning song “Waterloo” at the Eurovision Song Contest. They begin dancing in front of the TV set while the neighborhood watches, but Lars’ father, Erich, is not amused.

Thirty years later, Sigrit is still helping Lars perform his own songs in their local band, Fire Saga, even though Lars refuses to let romance get in the way of his musical dreams. Lars’ father is still not amused. However, Lars hopes Iceland will pick Fire Saga’s new song, “Double Trouble,” as the country’s entry into the next Eurovision contest, but that dream is a longshot. The favorite to win the Iceland competition is a girl named Katrina. With Katrina, everyone in Iceland thinks they could finally have a chance of winning the contest. However, the chairman of the contest committee hopes she doesn’t win because, then, Iceland would have to host the next song contest, and the country can’t afford it.

Fire Saga really does have a good song, but Lars is so late for the performance that he hasn’t had time to put on the costume over his long underwear. He shows up onstage in his underwear where he tries to fit into the angel harness where he’s supposed to swoop onto the stage where Sigrit is singing. The harness breaks, and the whole performance is a disaster. In fact, the performance is such a disaster that Lars and Sigrit aren’t invited to attend the boat party where all the performers will celebrate Katrin’s winning song.

On the pier, Lars and Sigrit watch the people partying on the boat when the boat suddenly explodes, killing everyone on board. Lars and Sigrit are shocked, but they can’t hide their joy that they will now be the ones to perform at the next Eurovision in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In Scotland, however, Lars starts to get a big head. He wants to revamp the stage performance using a professional choreographer, but Sigrit isn’t happy with the changes. Meanwhile, the Russian singer in the contest, Alexander Lemtov (played by Dan Stevens), is trying to woo Sigrit away from Lars.

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA is a wild comic ride. Some of the music is surprisingly good. In one scene, the cast tams up with some real Eurovision contest winners to sing an uplifting melody of Cher’s “Believe” and Madonna’s “Ray of Light.” However, the movie’s more heartwarming moments are marred by a strong Romantic worldview promoting self-gratification along with lots of foul language, many lewd references, and a politically correct pro-homosexual message. For example, four of the movie’s original songs contain clean lyrics, but three other songs have lewd lyrics. Two of those three songs are performed on stage with male or female dancers dancing very suggestively.

Ultimately, therefore, THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA exceeds the bounds of decency and morality.

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