- Title Here Comes the Boom
- Director Frank Coraci
- Year 2012
- Run time 1hr 45m
- Genres Action, Comedy
- Tagline No one will fight for his students like Mr Voss
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old, apathetic high school teacher. When budget cutbacks threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs and lay off its music teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott creates a scheme 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). In his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he inspires his students and becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
Title: Here Comes the Boom Director: Frank Coraci Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 45m
I’m not entirely sure what it is that made me want to watch this movie, I don’t tend to like wrestling/boxing and that’s quite a big part of it! It did look funny in places though, I particularly like the missed basketball jump in the trailer.
2:04 - Do they lock school gates once everyone is inside? 6:32 - Being an orchestra teacher means you can order a drum roll at any moment! 11:06 - Argh, education budgets suck. 12:55 - $48,000 is a pretty big totaliser. 18:26 - What kind of insult is ostrich? 21:51 - I’m not sure I could stay in a room with a loose ferret. Don’t those things crawl up your legs? 23:43 - “I think I can do this!” “Do what?” “Lose!” 28:09 - Ah, he described it as unique. That’s not always a good thing. 32:41 - I need a vault in my mind. 39:40 - From a knockout in the first match, he’s doing a lot better this time! 44:51 - Ohh, is that where the title comes from? I bring the boom. 48:22 - I think that was almost rage. Like… cage rage. 51:51 - It’s lucky he has a nurse friend at the school, or this fighting business could get expensive. 56:39 - Hehehe, “I always wanted to try this.” They don’t say that on Casualty! 59:33 - If there’s anything worse than big oversize headphones, it’s big oversize yellow headphones! 1:01:11 - He was actually rumbling! Like, “Let’s get ready to…” 1:07:04 - Inspiration, with a touch of vandalism. 1:18:22 - You can’t eat cheesecake in front of someone and deprive them, that’s just cruel. 1:24:59 - I love that he comes with his own orchestra! 1:31:51 - He just ran up the wall. It’s like he’s in the Matrix. 1:37:27 - Okay, so, that’s not rage. That’s a whole new level of something.
I think I was in a bit of a weird place watching this because I could see that it was a bit funny but nothing special, and yet I was laughing like a crazy person. The bit with the gym ball had me in tears. So, chalk it up to overwork, exhaustion, or the glass of wine I had alongside me, but I really enjoyed it. The wrestling was a bit much at times, particularly in the big finale, but I can’t exactly moan about that because it is the premise of the whole film. Ultimately feel good, amusing along the way, and happy endings all round. Not much to complain about.
Rating: 4 / 5