Here Comes The Boom review

Kevin James plays a biology teacher attempting to raise money for charity by becoming a martial arts fighter

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Here Comes The Boom is not the most idiotic movie of the year (hello, Battleship ).

It’s not even the most idiotic movie in Kevin James’ tawdry ‘canon’ (hello, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry ).

It is, however, still idiotic.

Taking its cues from every faux-inspirational ’80s B-movie ever, Boom is about a bumbling biology teacher (James), who seeks to save his school’s music programme and teacher (Henry Winkler) from government cutbacks by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.

Cue 105 painful minutes of a fat guy getting punched in the face and falling down.

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Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.