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I’m making a prediction: critics will hate Kevin James’ “Here Comes the Boom”, but moviegoers will love it. Or love it-ish, enough to make it another feather in the man’s box office cap, at least. That’s based on the last half dozen movies that James has done, from “The Zookeeper” to “Paul Blart”. What can I say? I think moviegoers just love watching a slightly chubby guy getting the girl even while he’s tripping all over himself to get from Point A to Point B. But hey, at the end of the day, his heart is in the right place, and really, isn’t that all that matters? (Wow, even I want to punch myself after typing that last sentence.) Anywhatever, check out four clips from “Here Comes the Boom”.
In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler 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.
“Boom” also stars Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Melissa Peterman, Greg Germann, Bas Rutten, Joe Rogan, Reggie Lee, and is directed by Frank Coraci.
The boom falls October 12, 2012.
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