“Here Comes the Boom”October 20th, 2012 at 11:27 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler
1 hour 45 minutes
Only in Hollywood could someone dream up a comedy dud like “Here Comes the Boom”. Embattled High School teacher Kevin James needs to raise enough money to rescue the school’s music program. He’ll become the Rocky of the mixed martial arts world, what else? James again plays the good hearted buffoon, adding this clichéd nonsense to his long list of flops.
With music teacher Henry Winkler in his corner, James takes the mixed martial arts world by storm. It’s barely amusing for a few minutes, but hardly worth a trip to the steel cage.
The picture plays as If the mixed martial arts moguls had put up the money for this movie.
We’re hoping James had more luck with his opponents than he’s had luring the school Nurse, Salma Hayek up to his apartment.
“Here Comes the Boom” is such forgettable fluff, that even the children in the audience will grow impatient. As for the grown ups, sitting through this silliness can be such a painful experience.
Just don’t let this flimsy comedy lower the boom on you. “Here Comes the Boom” goes down for the count with 2 stars. Sad to say, Kevin James seems destined to become king of low grade comedy.