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.
Bas Rutten starred in two King of Queens episodes alongside Kevin James. First in "Party Favor" as a bodyguard for a dancer at a bachelor party for Danny (Gary Valentine), who also stars in Here Comes The Boom. Secondly, in episode "Deconstructing Carrie" as a club bouncer. Bas Rutten was a bouncer in his early life. See more »
The calendar on the desk of Vice Principal Elkins's reads January 2012. However, about three days later, when Malia show Scott the YouTube video of Scott vomiting on "Lucky" Patrick Murray, the video's description displays an upload date of April 2011. See more »
Here Comes the Boom is Kevin James latest film which sees him tackling the world of MMA. James a lifelong fan of MMA trained in mix martial arts for this role and it is evident in his performance as a teacher turned UFC fighter.(This being the first film with official UFC licensing.
This film is aimed at the same demographic as those who enjoyed Chuck and Larry or King of Queens, its an interesting watch with enough depth to keep you watching. Though this film has a few good laughs and a steady if a somewhat predictable story line its main flaw is attention to detail with the minor characters that make the story.
Overall it is worth a watch but don't expect to see it on any all time great lists. The best is yet to come from Kevin James and I am sure we will see it from him in the future.
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