The world we grew up in is much different than the one our children occupy. Although peer pressure has always been an issue, their lives are filled with Social Media, Streaming TV, and the Internet, which I think causes them to lose their identity. As parents, we have to constantly assure our kids that it is OK to be yourself. The “Eddie The Eagle” Movie seamlessly conveys this message.
So many movies targeted towards kids consist of story lines filled with imaginary characters; it is quite refreshing to see a film with a real live superhero. Although this superhero doesn’t win the girl (at first) or leap tall buildings in a single bound, he is just a guy with a big dream, and is determined to reach his goals despite what people say or obstacles he might encounter.
Here Are 3 Great Lessons Kids Can Learn From The “Eddie The Eagle ” Movie
Winning the Race
Although the media glorifies superstars, athletes and celebrities, you do not have to win to be a winner. Not everyone is Stephen Curry or LeBron James, and that’s OK. “Eddie the Eagle” proves life is about what you want for yourself, not what everyone else around you is doing.
Everybody wants some form of approval from their peers. It helps motivate you and keep you going, but there will always be one hater that puts you down. “Eddie the Eagle” didn’t have the typical body form of a ski-jumper or the years of experience. Through his journey, he was constantly being told he was never going to reach his dreams. However, he didn’t care what other people think, and that is the attitude we all need to have to accomplish our goals.
Don’t Give Up
Anything worth having is going to come with some difficult trials. It is OK to get mad, it’s alright to be frustrated, but have to keep going on and never give up. There were so many things stacked against Eddie Eagle, such as not having a state of the art training center and several other circumstances, but he persevered through it all and reached his goals.
Inspired by true events, “Eddie the Eagle” is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Eddie the Eagle” stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the lovable underdog with a never say die attitude.
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