May 262017
 

Fist Fight is exactly what I was expecting: Charlie Day’s talents being underutilized, Ice Cube scowling most of the time, jokes falling completely flat and a story being stretched even with its short 85-minute running time.

 

 

Fist Fight
(2017)

Genre(s): Comedy
Warner Bros. | R – 91 min. – $35.99 | May 30, 2017

Date Published: 05/26/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Richie Keen
Writer(s): Van Robichaux & Evan Susser and Max Greenfield (story), Van Robichaux & Evan Susser (screenplay)
Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert
DISC INFO:
Features:
Deleted Scenes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 31.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


On the last day of high school, mild-mannered English teacher Andy Campbell (CHARLIE DAY) tries to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. Then he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (ICE CUBE), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw-down. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and it ends up becoming the very thing the school, and Campbell, need.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover. Inside is a DVD Copy and redemption code for the Digital HD copy. The features are surprisingly light with only a set of Deleted Scenes (15:23; HD) and a Georgia Film Commission (2:08; HD) featurette where cast/crew show their love to the state. Really, not even a gag reel?

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Warner Home Video releases Fist Fight onto Blu-ray and is presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a fine looking 1080p high-definition transfer. It’s not exactly brilliant but pretty much is on par with most comedies, meaning bright colors, natural looking skin tones and some decent enough, and sharp, detail.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc is accompanied with the standard issued DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which provides clean dialogue throughout and some modest depth comes through when the hip-hop/rap music kicks in. Nothing special, but adequate enough all things considered.

 


OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, Fist Fight is exactly what I was expecting: Charlie Day’s talents being underutilized, Ice Cube scowling most of the time, jokes falling completely flat and a story being stretched even with its short 85-minute running time (sans credits). On the plus side, I suppose there are worse ways to spend that kind of time, but this at best a rental. The Blu-ray released by Warner offers decent video/audio transfers but is thin in the features department.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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