Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Here Comes the Boom (2012)
  • Time: 105 min
  • Genre: Action | Comedy
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Cast: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler


In the comedy “Here Comes the Boom”, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

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  • Here Comes the Boom is a good, light-hearted film that offers up some quality family-time entertainment. It’s very clichéd and predictable but the charm of Kevin James is to hard to resist and it has a good number of laughs. It’s also a feel-good film that has the main theme of doing anything you possibly can to help others or institutions in need. The fighting matches are well-choreographed and worth watching despite some predictable outcomes.

    Frank Coraci’s film is about a schoolteacher named Scott Voss who decides to participate in the UFC in order to raise money to save his friend’s and fellow teacher’s music program.

    The acting isn’t too bad in the film. Kevin James is very charming here and has persona you can’t resist. Of course he does the usual “fat guy gets punched constantly” cliché, but it still was entertaining. Salma Hayek is good as Jame’s love interest and I kind of liked the romantic interplay between these two. Finally, Henry Winkler does a good job and is often quite funny.

    Overall, Here Comes the Boom is a solid family flick that has some cool UFC fighting scenes. It’s predictable but it’s charming enough to be forgiven. It has several funny jokes, especially regarding the issue of American citizenship. I must say when the movie was over, I was in a good mood because of this film. A charming, entertaining film. I rate this film 8/10.

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