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It wasn't funny in the flick...

Author: abgkasjlkasjla from Denmark
3 November 2009

Why would you, in an entire movie of stupid, one-note, characters, want to extend the very worst one of them? I realize this is only three minutes, but still. This is on the DVD of Blades of Glory, and it would have to be the one furthest from actually being hilarious. It's got clips from the picture, and is apart from that an "interview" with Swardson, playing Hector. The schtick was ridiculous and over the top(as a lot of other things) in the film, and here it just proves how little material that there is in the role, not to mention how little they could come up with. A handful of punchlines are repeated in as many different versions as they could come up with, and when there's nothing to the part other than "he's creepy, a psycho, and doesn't respect personal space", well, there's not a lot of ways to prolong their screen-time other than the one joke that he represents. The actor does a fairly good job, maybe he'd do well with something more fleshed out. I don't know, I haven't really seen him in anything else. There is crude stuff in this. I recommend this solely to the biggest fans of the flick. 5/10

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Unnecessary extension of a one-joke character

Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom
16 November 2007

Despite the fact that the character of Hector got a rather unfunny run during the end credits of the film Blades of Glory, the DVD decided to give him even more time in this short film. Hector is a strange character and not one that I felt really fitted into the main film in any way that worked other than being a plot device. The reality of threatening or crazy fans was well exaggerated to comic effect in the one main scene he shared with Heder but beyond that I didn't think there was any material that worked with him.

Which is how I viewed this short film as well. Playing on the same one joke about Hector's obsession, this is him sitting atop of some steps at a ice skating arena, chatting about his affection for Jimmy and showing the various scrap books etc he has to his idol. It is only three minutes long and it is telling that I felt it had done everything it had in store within the first thirty seconds. Even this period is not that funny or clever and after that it just sort of repeats itself. Swardson is OK in the role and suitably creepy but the material is not behind him to deliver and as such this short film just ends up being an extension of a character and joke that had already been overused in the main film without having this as well.

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