5 items from 2013
Director: Frank Coraci
Running Time: 105 Mins
Many people have been waiting years for a movie in which Kevin James gets repeatedly punched in the face! Here Comes The Boom delivers on that front, presenting multiple scenes of the man being kicked, punched, thrown, kneed and slapped across the chops. But whilst many Kevin James haters will get a kick out of watching those moments, they’ll no doubt be unsatisfied by the rest of the movie, which fails to deliver much in terms of actual laughs.
James plays Scott Voss, a lazy and uninterested high-school biology teacher who takes part in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (Ufc) in a bid to raise the money to save the job »
- Matt Dennis
“Biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) attempts to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school…”
Much like his comedy-movie cohort Adam Sandler, the films of Kevin James can be hit and miss, for every I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry there’s a Zookeeper; and the mixed reception afforded his solo efforts (although I’m man enough to admit I actually enjoyed Paul Blart: Mall Cop) didn’t bode well for Here Comes the Boom… So imagine my surprise when the film turned out to be more than just another Happy Madison produced gross-out comedy and is in fact a sentimental tale of »
Chicago – There are good movies, there are bad movies, and then there are the movies that are just strangely non-existent. The Kevin James comedy “Here Comes the Boom,” recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, falls into that gap in-between. The movie has a good heart but it’s so predictable that its complete lack of real humor leaves it just bland. There’s nothing horribly wrong with “Boom” but there’s nothing to praise either. It is mediocre in every way and will appeal to only hardcore fans of James or Mma.
I’d actually call myself one of the former. I saw every episode of “The King of Queens” and keep waiting for Kevin James to find his breakout role. He needs to leave the Happy Madison people behind because they keep wasting his talents. Sadly, that seems impossible for James. He must have signed a contract. And »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Due Out: February 5, 2013
Plot: When the principal announces the school’s music program is going to be cut, the lackadaisical biology teacher (James) decides to participate in Mma in order to save it and the job of the music teacher (Winkler).
Who’S It For? If the comedy stylings of Kevin James appeal to you, you’re probably already planning on watching this. Everyone else should find some other way to spend their time.
Everything about Here Comes the Boom is obvious and unearned. Characters end up exactly where you think they will, even if it makes no logical sense. The word hero gets thrown around the way you’d imagine Kevin James falling down as a punch line would be. It doesn »
- Shane T. Nier
Here Comes the Boom tells the story of Scott Voss, a high-school biology teacher who goes to the mat — literally, by competing in mixed martial arts events — for his school’s music program when it is threatened by cutbacks. Kevin James plays Voss; he also cowrote and produced the film. “I’ve always been a fan [of mixed martial arts],” says James. “The reason I wanted to do the movie is that I love the sport. I love the athletes; I think it’s great that they can fight and then, when it’s over, they can hug, be buddies, grab a beer. [...] »
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5 items from 2013
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