Every week I take my broom and dustpan and enjoy a free movie…. then I pretend to sweep and leave. Looking like the “help” can be helpful when it comes to movie theaters. This week I managed to sneak into the latest film from N.W.A. legend Ice Cube. Fist Fight is a film loosely based on the 1987 comedy “3 O’clock High” The film is set during the final day of a fictional Georgia high school, a day where the seniors are planning pranks. Ice Cube and Charlie Day play teachers with contrasting teaching styles (one disciplined old school the other passive new school)
When both teachers are called into the principal’s office Charlie Day’s character “snitches” on Ice Cube and he’s fired. Cube then tells Charlie Day at 3p he’s going to fist fight him in the parking lot. The rest of the film follows Charlie Day trying everything to get out of the fight (he’s a coward). Eventually the two fight and the overall message of the film is to stand up for yourself…even if the odds appear to be against you.
Very strong language and adult themes are pervasive throughout the film and children under 13 are discouraged from viewing. Overall a B grade on this film and plenty of silly laugh out loud moments. I’d pay full price matinee for Fist Fight