Kevin James and the rest of the cast of “Here Comes The Boom,” give a knock out performance that not only brings the laughs, but gives the message, that you can do anything if you try hard enough.
Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a High School teacher who, after being teacher of the year 10 years ago, has lost that passion to teach. He comes into work late, barely teaches class, and is more interested in taking a nap then teaching. But after the school announces cuts that would ultimately cost his friend’s (Henry Winkler) job, Voss makes it his effort to raise $48,000. But after getting no help from his fellow teachers, Voss has no other choice, but to take matters into his own hands.
While teaching a U.S. Citizenship class, Voss meets Niko (Bas Rutten), a Swedish fighter looking to live the American Dream. During a private tutor lesson, Voss discovers he could win thousands of dollars just by becoming an Ulitmate Fighter. Instantly he knows what he has to do. He has to fight.
Kevin James really got into shape for the flick, and it shows. After 14 months of training, the former “King of Queens” star is cut and looking better than ever. It was crazy to see how muscular he was in the fight scenes. His performance in an out of the ring was great. His interactions with his love interest (Salma Hayek) were hilarious, but I think it was Rutten who stole the show. His one liners, and over the top performance had me laughing every time he was on the screen.
With a PG rating, “Here Comes The Boom” offers laughs for the entire family. While the movie is about fighting, there is an underlying message about the importance of teaching our kids, as well as the importance of music in our schools. I can garantee if you go into this film, your hands will sweat during the fights and your gut will hurt from laughing.