Last week I got the opportunity to catch a sneak preview of the new Kevin James movie, “Here Comes the Boom“. I could just stop writing right now and tell you to go see it and that’s all you’d need to know. It’s a great movie and generally family friendly. My wife and I went to see it with another couple and had a great time. Well, we would have had a greater time but we got there a little later than planned and couldn’t get seats together. My wife sat with our friends and I was in the row in front of them. When another couple came in later than us the wife got stuck near the front of the theater and her husband ended up sitting in an empty seat next to me. I decided to at least let one couple enjoy the movie together so I traded seats with his wife so they could sit together.
Kevin James, one of my favorite comedians made famous by his role as Doug Heffernan on the TV show The King of Queens, plays Scott Voss, a tenured public school teacher who probably resembles at least one of the teachers from your school days. He used to have that spark about teaching, but the flame has all be been extinguished. When cutbacks to the school’s budget cause the local band teacher, played by Henry Winkler, to lose his job, Kevin somewhat stumbles into the saving-the-day without a clue.
While trying to figure out a way to raise money to save Winkler’s job, the
best most profitable idea ends up becoming a MMA fighter. Let the hilarity ensue as Kevin’s character tries to keep from getting killed in the ring, fired by the principal and finally succeed at convincing the school nurse, Salma Hayek, to go out with him on a date.
Just watch the trailer below:
The movie doesn’t open for another couple of weeks, so make your plans now to go see it. If you’ve got kids 10yr and 12yr like I do, I think you’ll be absolutely fine taking them with you. Something I definitely can’t recommend for The Green Hornet, oops!
After you go see it, come back here and let me know what you thought of the movie.