It’s time for some silly comedy in 2017 with Ice Cube and Charlie Day taking centre stage in school playground scrapper, Fist Fight. It’s not going to be pretty and the critical reception from the more filmy film critics have been scathing, but if you’re looking for some daft laughs following the highs of The Lego Batman Movie, then this is your next fix.
Think somewhere in between Bad Teacher, 21 Jump Street and Step Brothers and you won’t be too far from the mark, but you can watch the trailer below to see what to expect. If that all sounds a little too moronic for you then this is definitely not a film for you and might want to check out the release date section below to see what else will be out at the same time.
Fist Fight will be making its way to a cinema near you with a UK release date of Friday the 3rd March 2017, following on from its earlier release in the US of the 17th February 2017. It arrives with a fair amount of completion to take on at the box office in the UK with Wolverine trilogy closer Logan as the big release that week, along with Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender crime flick Trespass Against Us and indie drama Certain Women.
The plot sees English teacher Mr. Andy Campbell trying to make it through the last day of the year as senior pranks start to amass around him. It all goes pear shaped when he manages to get on the wrong side of the school hard nut Ron by snitching on his axe wielding antics to Principal Tyler. The problem is that Ron (AKA Mr. Strickland) isn’t just some kid he can put on detention or suspend, he’s the history teacher and now he’s out for Andy’s blood in a fist fight after school.
If that isn’t enough to deal with there’s also some very unresponsive cops, an incompetent gym coach, a deranged drama teacher and freaky school counselor, so if Andy makes through the day unscathed it’s going to be a minor miracle.
Ice Cube (22 Jump Street) plays ace wielding history teacher Mr. Strickland and Charlie Day (The Lego Movie) plays his new target #1 Mr. Campbell. They’re joined in the cast by Tracey Morgan (The Other Guys) as Coach Crawford, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as Counselor Holy, Christina Hendricks (Zoolander 2) as drama teacher Miss Monet and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) as Principal Richard Tyler.
Fist Fight has been given an age rating in the UK of 15 by the British Board of Film Certification with “strong language, sex references and drug references”.
The film has been directed by relative newcomer Ritchie Keen with producers Shawn Levy, Max Greenfield, John Rickard and Dan Cohen. It’s put out by Warner Bros. Pictures.
This is essentially an irreverently silly comedy that has set out to do one job and one job only, to make you laugh with a very daft setup. You’re not meant to think deeply about Fist Fight or even think all that much at all. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself and you can see more on the film with the official Twitter page.