Instead of developing character arcs - such as fleshing out Andy and Strickland's characters so we have a reason to root for one of them - Fist Fight devolves into boorish comedy caricatures and lazily asks us to laugh repeatedly at, for example, how amusing it is for a woman to be attracted to teenage boys.
Contrary to Ice Cube's image as a gangsta rapper with NWA and serious movie star in 21 Jump Street, Ride Along and Boyz n the Hood, he didn't go to a high school as tough as the one in Fist Fight, his new film.
The first half or more of Fist Fight establishes the wacky world of American public education, in which students are out of control and teachers are equally deranged. "If you're being bullied, tell a teacher", she says.
People often ask me if I've ever walked out of a movie.
"Your know there was a lot of amusing in me, I was laid up on the couch for a year since that Walmart truck hit me".
The best part of the bit is how Charlie Day and Conan keep pressing Morgan for more details about his schoolyard tussles, and, without missing a beat, he serves up more and more absurd stories.
The other character, who's only seemingly normal compared to the others, is English teacher Andy Campbell portrayed by Charlie Day.
Tracy Morgan is crediting his Fist Fight cast mates with helping him adjust to life back on the big screen.
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A long series of outtakes indicates that much of the film depended on ad libs to supplement the meager script. "Then I had a team around me, Cube was like a brother to me so they really encouraged me and relaxed me and I just had fun after that".
Campbell, being much scrawnier than Strickland, does everything in his power to get out of the fight. As established at the outset, "Fist Fight" is set in the world of the ridiculous, so it follows that Campbell would go to insane lengths to avoid the fight with Strickland, including buying drugs from a student to plant on his colleague. What a pity it would be if they've run out of ideas.
Jillian Bell in "Fist Fight".
Remember the pizza guy who snuck into Jack U's 24-hour livestream party two years ago and became Internet famous overnight? To say more would spoil the funniest scene in the movie. Fist Fight makes you wonder the last time a studio made a good comedy.
What were the biggest challenges you had to overcome in putting the film together?
Despite the aches and bruises, Ice and Day had a blast, helped along with a cast that includes Tracy Morgan as the dumb-jock coach; Christina Hendricks as a hilariously sadistic colleague; and Dean Norris, as the beleaguered principal. "I thought it was cool and this is going to sound odd but every time I was on or near a set I was like, 'This is where I should be.' It just lit me up in a way that other things didn't".
Charlie Day in "Fist Fight". Today we get to watch as Charlie Day Tries His Luck On 'Hot Ones.' The comedian, actor and more sat down with Hot Ones to plug his new film, and of course, show off his ability to eat the hottest of hot sauces. "They're too fast! They're too amusing and good!"