We all know that if you’ve watched the trailer you don’t need to watch the movie, right? Most trailers nowadays seem to spill the entire plot and in a lot of cases the trailer is way more interesting than the actual movie (I’m looking at you Green Lantern). So this is a new segment that may or may not continue in coming weeks. First up, Fist Fight.
This is an entire movie about a schoolyard fight. An entire movie. It should be ridiculous (and the jury’s still out on that until the film’s release) but I think that I love it.
Whilst Ice Cube has definitely created a strong foothold in the comedy genre, he’s still very much a scary dude and if this plot is going to work, he has to be. Other than Ice Cube, the cast of this movie is amazing: Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash) all star as well.
The trouble with comedy trailers is that all of the jokes might be in the trailer (case in point: War Dogs) but this seems like a movie that is going to deliver on the laughs. The writing team don’t have many credits to their name but one of the producers is Max Greenfield a.k.a New Girl‘s Schmidt and who doesn’t find Schmidt hilarious?
As far as trailers go this manages to be interesting whilst not spelling out exactly what happens.
Why are they fighting? Who will win? Why was there a horse in the school? I have a lot of questions but my overall impression was hilarious insanity. I will definitely be watching this when it reaches cinemas next year.
What did you think of the Fist Fight trailer? Are you interested? Why do you think there’s a man tied to a galloping horse? Let me know in the comments.