Back in his prime, Scott Voss (Kevin James) was a collegiate wrestler with some fairly impressive moves. Now, at 42, he teaches biology at troubled Wilkinson High School. Mr. Voss has begun to grow deeply indifferent in his role as an educator when a troubling announcement stirs him to action. Effective immediately, Wilkinson High will be eliminating all extracurricular activities. Suddenly, the most apathetic teacher on the staff has a reason to get involved. But how is a typical high-school teacher like Mr. Voss supposed to raise the $48,000 needed to save the music program from going belly up? Upon learning that some MMA fighters earn $10,000 just for stepping into the ring, Mr. Voss vows to get back in shape, and subject himself to a series of brutal beatings so his students won't have to go without.
In Scott's second MMA bout, the opponent he fights is famed MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro. Cordeiro came into prominence training fighters such as Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva from the legendary Chute Box camp in Brazil. He has since moved to Orange County, California, and started his own King's MMA Academy. See more »
When Mr. Voss is riding his motorcycle across the football field at the beginning of the movie there's a maintenance guy lining the field with a chalk lining machine on an obviously artificial field with painted lines. See more »
I had low expectations for this given the plot (which you can't take seriously) and figured the best parts were shown in the trailers. I must say I was pleasantly surprised.
The plot is all very predictable but really who cares for this type of movie. The dialog is not that sharp (Seven Psychopaths it is not) and while some parts are a little corny, the film is light hearted, does not take itself too seriously and is excellent entertainment if you want to switch off your brain at the end of the week.
This film moves at a good pace, is funny throughout, with some real laugh out loud moments, and leaves you with a good feeling at the end.
97 of 115 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this