Hmmm. The preview made this film look quite good, as most trailers do. I guess I was hoping for a slightly more comical Warrior part 2. They should have laid off the silly factor and gone for more respectability.
Kevin James has acted in a number of non-witty slapstick comedies as of late. I like the guy but his films are relatively puerile and adolescent for the great majority elapsed screen time. He has fallen in the pit with Adam Sandler—a less raunchy pit that is. I would like to see if he could handle a dramatic role, maybe as a crazed gangster of some sort.
I would say that Here Comes The Boom comes in with a bang and goes down with a bang without too much of anything interesting in-between. Is it inspirational? Maybe on some level—it's hard not to be taken in by the magic of cinema no matter how lame the attempt at manipulation might be. Salma is looking as hot as ever so if that be your only reason to check it out, then so be it. Enjoy the Spanish poster!
Here Comes The Boom is a Kevin James movie. Nuff said.
Recommended Viewing: Warrior - Raging Bull - Our Hospitality
Bob Scale: The Critic: 5.2 - The Fan: 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 44