'Fist Fight' review: Ice Cube, Charlie Day get rough and raunchy

Tracy Morgan

The makers of "Fist Fight" aim to have a good time with these detention-prompting extracurriculars by imagining the friction is between two nominally adult teachers, Charlie Day and Ice Cube.

"I forgave him", Morgan declared during a previous appearance on Conan, joking, "I'm not even mad at him no more, but you know who is mad at him?" He was on the set of a movie for the first time since the tragedy, and he was nervous. Much of the time, Cube's Strickland, a throwback to another 1987 movie, The Principal (and also a reference to the principal of Back to the Future) is the wiser, more likable character of the leads, despite being the villain, yet he is guilty of his professional offense.

You make it sound so easy! But things just continually moved and there weren't many bumps in the road, which is a very rare occasion.

The NWA biopic that you produced, Straight Outta Compton, was central to last year's #OscarsSoWhite debate when it came up short in Academy nominations. How is it different than being in front of a camera? "I mean, you kind of had to sit down and rest and let the body cool off". As each step went on, it was like passing the ball down the field and letting the next person run with it.

You can tell me "Fist Fight" is just a comedy, so what's with the lethal, zero-stars review? "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".

"We'll call it Teachers with Attitude", joked Ice, who despite his menacing presence on screen is in real life a teddy bear. His name is Bill Kottkamp and he was cast in the movie as one of the students named William. Making a welcome return to the big screen after recovering from a tragic auto accident, Morgan adds some humor to the proceedings as the insecure Coach Crawford, while Norris is reliably unhinged as the tormented Principal Tyler, but it's certified scene-stealers Bell and Kumail Nanjiani who leave lasting impressions as a drug-addled, student-obsessed teacher and a callous security guard.

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It was great. They were all sort of Richie's first choices. The two worked together previously on television's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Day is a main character and Keen directed a number of episodes from 2012 to 2015.

Now, if there were another character in the movie - perhaps a teacher - who tried to get Holly to change her ways, that would be a bit more relatable.

I like the idea of "scary amusing". Nanjiani is always amusing, though underused here, and Day's panic-stricken fluster is often effective enough, but too much of Fist Fight treads ground as familiar as small children rapping explicit lyrics, copious masturbation jokes, an ever-evolving sight gag involving some kids mowing a dick into the football field, Morgan yelling non-sequiturs at top volume, Day being mistaken for a pedophile, and so on. "They're too fast! They're too amusing and good!"

The intensity that Cube ("21 Jump Street", "xXx: Return of Xander Cage") projects earns laughs, but it bothered me to see him in a role that plays on stereotypes of black men as brutal and violent.

After Valentine's Day weekend saw the release of three high-profile films - Fifty Shades Darker, The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 - each of which made a decent splash at the box office, Presidents' Day weekend is expected to be quite slow.

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