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DVD Review: Oddly Flat ‘Here Comes the Boom’ with Kevin James

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CHICAGO – There are good movies, there are bad movies, and then there are the movies that are just strangely non-existent. The Kevin James comedy “Here Comes the Boom,” recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, falls into that gap in-between. The movie has a good heart but it’s so predictable that its complete lack of real humor leaves it just bland. There’s nothing horribly wrong with “Boom” but there’s nothing to praise either. It is mediocre in every way and will appeal to only hardcore fans of James or MMA.

HollywoodChicago.com DVD rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

I’d actually call myself one of the former. I saw every episode of “The King of Queens” and keep waiting for Kevin James to find his breakout role. He needs to leave the Happy Madison people behind because they keep wasting his talents. Sadly, that seems impossible for James. He must have signed a contract. And while he’s not co-starring with Adam Sandler this time, he is working with Sandler’s buddy, director Frank Coraci of “The Wedding Singer” and “The Waterboy.” Coraci shoots this comedy version of the great “Warrior” with all the style of a TV movie. There’s no chemistry between James and Salma Hayek. Henry Winkler is one of the sweetest guys in Hollywood but just not that funny here. The most memorable scene involves James puking on the loser of his first winning fight. That’s if you remember anything at all.

Here Comes the Boom was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 5, 2013
Here Comes the Boom was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 5, 2013
Photo credit: Sony

Synopsis:
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old, apathetic high school teacher. When budget cutbacks threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs and lay off its music teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott creates a scheme 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). In his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he inspires his students and becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Special Features:
o Deleted Scenes
o Gag Reel
o Cast Featurette

“Here Comes the Boom” stars Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and Henry Winkler. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 5, 2013.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
Content Director
HollywoodChicago.com
brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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