What do you do if a teacher gets sacked from a school? Say farewell and wish them well in the future? What happens if a fellow teacher gets you sacked? Challenge them to a fight. And that`s exactly what happens when you get Richie Keen`s Fist Fight. Starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day in the two lead roles, what you`re treated to it as an hour and half of comedy.
Fist Fight stars Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks and Kumail Nanjani. It tells the story of teachers Campbell (Day) and Strickland (Cube) and after an incident involving Strickland and a student which involved wielding axe being flung around, Campbell and Strickland are called to the principals office where Campbell snitches Strickland for swinging the axe around students. Strickland is fired, and in a rage, challenges Campbell to a fist fight. We`re then treated to the story of Campbell trying to get out of the fight, but after the fight goes viral, Campbell goes with it, and we`re treated to the anticipated fist fight in the finale of the movie.
Now from the off, there`s several comedic moments that are really going to make you laugh. Whether that`s through the visual imagery of the film, or through the references from the characters, there`s lots of gags everywhere. Ice Cube is fantastic in the role of the Strickland, who is seen as this scary teacher that everyone is afraid of. Whenever Strickland is around there`s something eery, and he portrays that hard-man character fantastically well. With Campbell and Charlie`s day character, we seen a progression from the start of the film where he is completely against the idea of fighting and want`s to try and make peace with Strickland, to the ending where after peforming on stage with his daughter who raps quite a explicit Big Sean song at her talent show, he plucks up the courage to do anything, and goes through with the fight.
Fist Fight is a film that`s going to make you laugh for an hour and half at several points, and is a story that`s good and a comical one. Cube and Day do exceptionally well in their roles, and the film is a good watch for the comedy lovers.
Film: Fist Fight
Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks and Kumail Nanjani
Director: Richie Keen
BBFC Rating: 15