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Here Comes the Boom


Another movie I never would have watched if I hadn’t been imprisoned in a hospital bed, recovering from knee surgery. I don’t know much about the star, Kevin James, except that it looks like every movie he’s ever starred in has been reviewed horribly. This is about an older man who was a college wrestler. The school where he teaches is about to eliminate the popular music program. They need $48,000 to keep it. There is an MMA (mixed martial arts, which is basically assault and battery without eye-gouging) competition where he can win that money. So he starts his slow rise to victory, suffering a lot along the way. Totally standard stuff, and I would have quit watching halfway through but for the hospital bed.