Every year there are maybe two or three absurd comedies that come out in a year and with every one of these movies I find myself saying, “I definitely don’t want to watch that.” Two years ago, Fist Fight was one of those films.
I remember seeing the commercials and thinking to myself, “That looks dumb.”
Fast forward to now and my father, after checking it out, says I have to see it. I’m like, “Nooo!!!” (I really didn’t want to see it.) But he insists that I’ll enjoy it. So, grudgingly, I watch it and turns out, he was right. This movie was the funniest comedy I had seen in years.
The premise is very simple. One teacher (Charlie Day) gets another teacher (Ice Cube) fired and the fired teacher wants a fist fight. It’s that simple premise that turns into an outrageous, absolutely hilarious hour-and-thirty-minute movie that had me laughing nonstop.
With lots of rude and legitimately stupid humor, this movie could easily drag on a person’s nerves but I’m happy to say it didn’t drag on mine. Every actor played the perfect part, Ice Cube channeled his inner Johnny from The Shining at times, and by the end, I was beaming with joy.
I won’t tell you what happens but the fight is totally worth it.
I’m giving this movie 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. You might see this score and think, “Really?” Yes, really. If you like outrageous and non-sensical mixed with tidbits of intelligence Fist Fight is the comedy for you.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a special day.