Disappointingly superficial look at an impressive aspect of the main film
One of the things that the film Blades of Glory did well was to not only lampoon and exaggerate the world of ice skating, but to do it in a way that is still convincing as the world itself. The main way it achieved this for me was in the absurd but not too unbelievable collection of costumes that the skaters wore. This film looks at those and has the actors talk affectionately about them for the short running time. This is a worthy addition to the extras but I was disappointed by how superficial it was.
The actual woman behind the costumes got about 4 seconds of screen time and that was it. I would have been interested to hear her talk about her ideas and designs and how they fitted with the ice skating world and only have the actors as padding round the edges of the film. Instead we got the opposite, with her totally put to one side. I'm not sure why this was done but the result is a superficial film with little to say even if the subject is a worthy one.
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