Written February 08, 2016
It was wonderful to see Kevin James as a mature actor, in this story. His low key approach in the movie brought a cinematic reality to the story. I thought the story could have kicked Winkler around more as the aging (pick a type) character. He never ceases to be annoying. And James' character did a great job not to become the bully he needed to be to overcome Winkler and accomplish his goal. To nail the Salma Hyak Character. The kids loved the movie from beginning to end. We cheered, laughed, applauded, through out the film. And something very rare happened. We felt GREAT after seeing it. Usually after the cartoon movies or super hero movies I check the kids reaction to what they just watched. They usually have no interest in talking about what they just saw. But this movie had them talking and laughing, all the way home. They especially like the throw up scene. This really is an all time Great film.
Written April 27, 2015
It has been months since I went to a movie. I went under protest with my wife. I was not sure about how MMA or UFC would work with the PG rating (too many Van Dammes movies). However, the mix of MMA/UFC fights did not detract from the movie.
I was LOL from the beginning of the movie. The whole audience was also laughing with me. They were a mix of families, younger couples and baby-boomers like me.
The chemistry between all the characters contributed to my enjoying the movie and made the film's story line believable. I particularly enjoyed watching the interactions between Kevin James and Henry Winkler (always will be the Fonz for me). The message of funding extracurricular activities like music impact on kids came through.
I would take my older grandkids to this movie (8+).
Written October 08, 2015
Once again Kevin James proves his comedic genius with the film, "Here Comes the Boom." The film overall was a laughing fest from beginning to end and didn't stop until the final credits rolled. Kevin James plays a former wrestler turned teacher who finds himself in a political joust between the schools hard lined principle who threatens to undercut the schools music elective. In an effort to save the class, his character decides to enter the dog eat dog realm of professional MMA. His character manages to climb the ranks after a tumultuous start with a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. It's definitely a movie that packs a punch in terms of the laughing factor while weaving a moral tale that anything is possible.
Written September 04, 2015
Thru the ceiling...excellent funny clean feel good movie with lots of action too!! Highly recommend, KJ is excellent, as is Selma (and easy on the eyes too) and Henry Winkler. I would give it a 9 out of 10!!!
Written May 03, 2015
its a good movie, However the fight Scenes are on the edge. the story is a good one.
kinda "Rocky" like. Not for young kids because of the fight Scenes.