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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Piece of Shit or Not? Fist Fight

Cinescape Magazine is a look at film, tv, comics, video games, and 70's, 80's and 90's nostalgia from the perspective of two normal average joe's that just love movies, in whatever form they come in.

Fist Fight Piece Of Shit Or Not?
Well thank goodness that there's more going on here than just a stupid teacher brawl

Joe's Take-
Ice Cube (Friday) has gotten tired of how the students at his school walk all over the faculty, and disrupt daily operations. So he decides to get rough, rugged, and raw on them by becoming super aggressive. Fellow teacher Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) disagrees with Cube's unorthodox tactics, and decides to rat him out to the school board, which inadvertently gets Cube fired. Well now, it, is, on. Cube tells Day that his ass is getting whupped after school at three o'clock. Since Day is a big pussy, he attempts to get out of the beat down by any means necessary, regardless of how unrealistic those attempts may be.

My Prediction- This is obviously (to me) a modernized remake of 1987's Three O'Clock High, where the students played by Casey Siemaszko (Young Guns) and Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop) are replaced by Day and Cube as teachers. Add a loud mouth coach played by Tracy Morgan (Cop Out), and Jillian Bell's (Office Christmas Party) tweaker guidance counselor, and you possibly have a decent comedy on your hands. Fist Fight will not be a Piece Of Shit, but it better have more than just Cube scowling again for ninety minutes. That's getting kind of old.

Mike's Take -
Fist Fight - there is not much I can say. Charlie Day plays a teacher that's trying to save his own ass, at the expense of Ice Cube, who also plays a "super tough guy" teacher that scowls and yells and has a problem with authority and but has a heart of gold.
Day rats out Cube, Cube pulls the "when it's 3 O'Clock, we goin ta fight", Day reverts into his pussy mode. Trying everything he can to avoid the fight. Sure there are some funny scenes, but in the end, this movie will be a piece of shit.
Why? Because there is no care put into these movies any more. It's just a series of interconnected ideas with a bad over arching story.
#fistfight more like #wasteoftime
Onto the next movie.

Fist Fight (2017)

R | 1h 31min | Comedy | 17 February 2017 (USA)

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Director: Richie Keen
Writers: Van Robichaux (screenplay), Evan Susser (screenplay)
Stars: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan

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