Here Comes the Boom

Published April 2, 2013

Here Comes the Boom

Film info

  • 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 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, 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. In his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he inspires his students and becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Live Blog

Time Comment
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’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.

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

Rating: 4 / 5

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