Kevin James Steps Into The Octagon In The 'Here Comes The Boom' Trailer

Kevin James Steps Into The Octagon In The ‘Here Comes The Boom’ Trailer

There will be a large segment of you that will ignore this movie in its entirety. There are many reasons why you may do that, a dislike of Kevin James, a dislike of inspirational sports movies, or perhaps a dislike of MMA itself. If you fall into any of those categories I plead to you to at least give this trailer a shot.

For those of you who have no idea what Here Comes The Boom even is, here is the synopsis:

Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher. Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.

Now, of course, that brief concept isn’t the most convincing argument for the film, but the trailer suggests that there is more to this movie than Kevin James getting beat up in some sub par MMA action. Director Frank Coraci is a mixed bag, but he is able to coax some real emotion from a goofy premise (Click, The Waterboy) so there is hope that Here Comes The Boom can rise above the sum of its parts.

Check out the trailer after the jump, and you can see Here Comes The Boom in October.

The trailer might be all smoke and mirrors, but if the film does work it can end up really surprising people later this year.