Ice Cube and Charlie Day Go Head to Head in New FIST FIGHT Trailer
Fist Fight has one of the simplest, most boiled down premises I've seen in a long time: a tough teacher wants to fight a wimpy teacher after school. It's funny because they're the adults, guys! They're supposed to be the responsible ones! But there's nothing responsible about tying a teacher's leg to a horse and having the horse drag him through the hallways...it's hilarious, sure, but nowhere near responsible. In fact, more than anything else, that single moment is what has me interested in this movie at all — it's an inventive, ridiculous bit of physical comedy that seems to be a step above, oh, I don't know, Seth Rogen landing on an airbag in the Neighbors movies or whatever American comedies are trying to pass off as "crazy" unexpected moments these days.
Fist Fight stars Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan, and more, and it hits theaters on February 17, 2017.
On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.