Here Comes the Boom

2012 "No one will fight for his students like Mr. Voss."
6.4| 1h45m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 11 October 2012 Released
Producted By: Columbia Pictures
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A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

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Action, Comedy

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Director

Frank Coraci

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Columbia Pictures

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Here Comes the Boom Audience Reviews

Raetsonwe Redundant and unnecessary.
Cleveronix A different way of telling a story
Fleur Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
Dana An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
Floated2 Kevin James stars as Scott Voss, a high school biology teacher who's gradually lost his passion for education. But when budget cutbacks threaten to cancel the school's music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott volunteers to raise money to save his job. Teaching night classes at the local community college doesn't pay nearly enough, however, so Scott enlists the help of one of his students to train him to become a mixed martial arts fighter after he learns you can make good money even by losing. Though the school principal believes that Scott is making an embarrassment of himself by getting beat up, he quickly earns the respect of his students and the faculty while unexpectedly rising within the MMA ranks. Here Comes the Boom doesn't provide many laughs and is too predictable for one's liking. The film extends and doesn't provide much twists, turns or anything much of greatness.
Ed-Shullivan Wow, what a nice surprise this film was. Instead of watching another boring TV rerun, we decided to pop in the Blu Ray version of Here Comes the Boom and the missus and I ended up pleasantly surprised at just how good this movie was. The film stars the trimmed down King of Queens TV Star, Kevin James, as a despondent high school Biology teacher named Scott Voss with 10 years of service behind him. I am going to assume that Kevin James spent a considerable amount of time training in a gym to get down to the weight he did and to reduce so much of his body fat in preparation for the amount of time he would spend in the Octagon during the many fight sequences that appeared in the film. A special note for parents of young children, the violence is limited to a few "biff, boom, bangs" sort of in the realm you would witness in the World Wrestling on television, so not to worry, I would allow a child to watch this film. Supporting Kevin James is actress Salma Hayek who plays Bella Flores, the school nurse, as Scott Voss's tough to win over love interest. Scott's continued and failed pursuit of Bella makes everyone want him to win her over at some time, somehow. The "somehow" comes in to play when the mean school principal, Principal Betcher, played by Greg Germann who is probably best known for his womanizing role in the 1997 TV series Ally McBeal, announces he has to cut from the school budget the entire music program. This is why I felt Here Comes the Boom has that Disney style look and feel theme, but with a lot more "oomph" to appeal to a mature audience. The film contains a romantic theme, with some great music similar to GLEE productions dispersed throughout the film, an underdog hero, namely despondent Biology school teacher Scott Voss, who uncharacteristically steps up in defense of the music teacher who is about to lose his job. The music teacher, Marty Streb, played to perfection by Henry Winkler, adds some comic relief as the victim in the film and he agrees to support Scott Voss as his corner man in the Octagon. Scott announces that he will attempt to raise the $48,000.00 needed to save the music program, and Marty Streb's job. Unfortunately for Scott he does not have a game plan as to how he will actually raise the needed funding to save the school's music program, and more importantly, Marty Streb's job. Scott then realizes that the lovely Bella is impressed with his willingness to TRY, so Scott figures out with the assistance of one of his night school students, a retired mixed martial experts fighter named Niko, played exceptionally well by former MMA fighter Bas Rutten, that he could possibly WIN the money through MMA prize fights just by losing a bunch of fights in the Octagon. Again, in true Disney style, (although this is not a Disney production), the comedy that ensues is priceless. I must say I did a lot of belly laughing throughout the film. There are far too many good and truly funny scenes in this film, to point out. I gave it an 8 out of 10 rating, and I would be very surprised if Kevin James does not make a sequel with the same cast. This is well worth a watch for all ages.
nickatnights2002 This movie is a wonderful example of how Hollywood can do a movie that promotes the love of God and the family. Also they don't have to use sex to try to sell tickets. Summery , I loved this movie for the powerful message and clean content. Great job again Mr.Sandler! Please keep up the great job of funny movies that express your belief in marriage and faith. Jack and Jill was another movie that was funny but not dirty. Here Comes the Boom, Jack and Jill, Zookeeper all great movies without being gross or crude.The cast as always wonderful, I like how they use the same actors and actresses in order to keep the chemistry alive,along with little know and new actors who really add to the excitement. The kids in Here comes the Boom were great too.
Jordan Allan MMA doesn't lend itself to comedy particularly well, and with the director of the disastrous 'Click' at the helm it could seem like this movie was doomed from the start. The result is the opposite.With an endearing protagonist, Scott (Kevin James) and a hilarious supporting cast, "Here Comes the Boom" is a triumph. There were many laughs to be had, especially from Henry Winkler and Bas Rutten's characters. The story progresses at a good pace and fills the time between matches with interesting dialogue and some great jokes.The movie isn't perfect though; the plot is quite weak in places and, for an MMA movie, there isn't an awful lot of Octagon footage. For any fan of the UFC this movie is a must. If you're not into MMA though, I can see how it might be hard to follow this one. Especially if you don't recognise any of the UFC stars, such as Joe Rogan and 'Stitch' who make cameos."Here Comes The Boom" may be slightly flawed, but it's a good time guaranteed for all fans of the sport.