I have never been too fond of boxing films. Their goal is generally an inspirational one, but truth be told I don’t tend to find two guy pounding each other into incoherence all that inspiring. Peter Segal’s “Grudge Match” looks to be more geared toward the the comedic than the inspirational, which is good.
Plus, there’s the added bonus of seeing Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone – as two rivals preparing to fight not only each other, and the perception of those that think that they’re over-the-hill – hamming it up.
Kevin Hart is always interesting to watch, though here he appears to be less a character than an expansion of his comedy routine. I also wonder if anyone could have guessed that Stallone would not only be as prolific as he is, but has managed to become an exceptionally talented multihyphenate actor, producer, writer and director.