Movies for Gamers: Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Movies For Gamers is a section of where we post and discuss a trailer for a classic cult movie. The movies we select will hopefully be movies that gamers will love too. And of course, if you haven’t seen it, we’ll give you a link to get it.

Here Comes the Boom poster

A teacher puts his life on the line, cage fighting, in order to raise money for the school he works at. That’s the plot for Here Comes the Boom. It’s what I like to call “the Adam Sandler formula“; a fairly serious plot, coupled with generally childish comedic moments, that lightly tugs on the heart strings. In this case though, you also get body slams and lots of face bashing, since the movie revolves around MMA & UFC fights. Kevin James definitely fills his role with quality support from Henry Winkler and Bas Rutten. And if none of that does it for you, Salma Hayek’s the love interest.

Here Comes the Boom screenshot

It’s essentially the story of nearly half the fighters in all fighting games. Enter a tournament for a big cash prize in order to bail out someone or something important. While the movie got mixed reviews, I enjoyed it for it’s mix of fighting and comedy.

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