Friday, October 6, 2017

Icarus (2017)

Director: Bryan Fogel. 121 min. Documentary.

I made the mistake (again) of watching this documentary's trailer before the film itself. It starts out with a filmmaker's Supersize Me-like research on himself, about whether he can pass a doping test while doping (in professional cycling). But then ... the film explodes into something else. That 'something else' is the surprise the trailer spoiled. Still, the fact that the film documents the issue parallel to real world events is so overwhelming, it makes you crave for more (how prevalent is this in other countries?). After this, watching sports will never be the same.

Mo says:


  1. I've said it before and I'll say it again, why not let athletes take as many drugs as they want! It would make sports highly enjoyable to watch. I know many people will dismiss this view out of hand but who cares, not me!

    1. That sure would make the games interesting: lots of supermen and superwomen competing! :-D