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.