When this movie came out in the theaters, I “kinda” wanted to see it, but passed on the opportunity because I just didn’t think it was worth $10.00. When it hit the store shelves, I “kinda” wanted to buy, but passed because I just didn’t think it was worth $15.00. Now that it’s free to watch on Starz, and a free download on Directv, I think it’s the perfect price to watch!
Here Comes The Boom is actually a VERY GOOD movie. Coming from the brain of Adam Sandler, your first instinct would be that you’re about to watch a slapstick comedy like Happy Gilmore. But a slapstick comedy is exactly what “Here Comes The Boom” is not. This flick is more of Rocky type of movie that follows a teacher as he enters in MMA contest to save his school music program. The direction and storytelling are good and honest. The cinematography is extremely good. I mean really good. Especially that last fight scene. The fight scenes also looked very realistic, as though real punches were being traded.
After seeing Here Comes the Boom, would I buy it? Probably not. I only buy epic blockbuster movies such as Ironman or Thor. But it’s a great movie that I would probably download for free again and watch it with friends and family.