Almost thirty years ago, there was a sleeper comedy hit called, Three O’Clock High, in which a nerd named Jerry Mitchell got himself in hot water with the school’s behemoth of a bully and found himself challenged to a fight after school. It was pretty good.
Fist Fight is essentially the same film only with potty-mouthed teachers and played for R-rated comedy. It’s not quite as good, but after an extensive set-up, it builds into an explosive, hilarious Big Finish.
It’s a whole new level of wrong when two teachers hit the parking lot after the last day of school to have a fist fight (and, really, Ice Cube vs. Charlie Day? No contest!). There’s a new international trailer for Fist Fight but you have to step outside (over the jump) to get to it.
I have no idea if this is going to be an early candidate for the 2017 Razzies or the next 3 O’Clock High. All I know is that a high school teacher played by Ice Cube has (angrily) informed another teacher, played by Charlie Day, that they are going to have a fight in the parking lot after school – on the last day of school.
Fist Fight also stars Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Dean Norris, Jillian Bell, Dennis Haysbert and JoAnna Garcia Swisher. It will be in theaters on February 17th, 2017. The trailer follows the break.
In Horrible Bosses 2, Nick, Dale and Kurt – thoroughly tired of answering to higher-ups – set up their own business but get ousted by a slick investor. Once again, they see themselves as being forced to do something reprehensible to save themselves. In theory, hilarity ensues. Which it might – Jennifer Aniston is back, in full sexual predator mode; Jamie Foxx is back as the would-be advisor to the trio’s illegal activities, and even Kevin Spacey is back as one of the first movie’s titular horrible bosses.
The new trailer is promising. Very promising. Check it out after the jump. Horrible Bosses 2 will attack theaters on November 26th.