In the comedy "Here Comes the Boom," former collegiate wrester Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
Here Comes the Boom is the story of schoolteacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) as he tries to save the music program of his struggling high school. When teaching night classes won't yield him enough of the $48,000 he needs to try and save the program, he turns to an unlikely source. After learning that simply losing a UFC match earns you $10,000, Voss starts training MMA with Niko (Bas Rutten) one of his night class students, and the plot picks up from there. As a big Kevin James fan in King of Queens, I’ve been disappointed in most of his prior movies (Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop come to mind instantly.) This movie, however, goes back to his roots and delivers a performance he can be proud of. While this isn’t a comedy that will make you cry with... Read Review