October 12, 2012




Good original film, but only worthy of a Matinee ticket

We must be honest. We didn’t know what to expect from this film. A comedy about MMA fighting. Hmmmm! The only thing that made us give it a chance was the fact that Kevin James was the leading character. If anyone can make a film funny, Kevin can.

High school biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) is one of many teachers in the school with little interest in teaching. Once Scott learned that the school was going to cut the music program, he gets energized to do whatever he can to raise money to save it. After some  thought, Scott decides to earn the money by becoming an MMA fighter.

Writers Kevin James, Allan Loeb and Rock Reuben get an “A” for originality, because they were really reaching for a new comedic idea. We weren’t sure how they were going to make this movie funny, while maintaining the realistic feel MMA fight fans are used to. Come on let’s face it, Kevin doesn’t exactly have an athletic look to his physique.

Surprisingly it worked! Kevin and his supporting cast actually were funny. More importantly, the realistic feel and look of MMA was maintained by casting some true MMA legends. The story line was intrigueing considering the negative publicity our school systems are recieving today, but the writers managed to bring a positive spin to an already ugly situation.

Grab your family and head out to see this film. Its not worthy of a prime time movie ticket, but its definitely worth a matinee see.

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