Chariots of Fire
Directed by Hugh Hudson
After a very interesting film about two runners, we come to a very boring film about runners. I have said many times that sports movies are simply not my thing so don't expect a rave.
Chariots of Fire tells the story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics. One is a devout Scottish Christian discouraged by his sister to abandon running to service God and one is a English Jewish man who often faces adversity and prejudice.
This film tries really hard to be inspirational and maybe a few times it succeeded. Still, it was hard to get into any of these characters. It was hard to get too excited for them either; the problems that were presented to them in the film didn't seem like they would be solved with gold medals (although I guess that isn't the point of sports; could someone tell me what the point is?).
Still, that score almost makes up for this being such a dud.
Both Stephen Fry and Kenneth Branagh are in this film but only for a few seconds.