Review : Goon
by, 03-09-2012 at 08:03 PM (895 Views)
Doug Glatt, a bouncer and family outcast looking to find his place in life, finds solace in a semi-pro hockey team in need of a thug and leader. Doug battles to make his team see their potential and earn their glory on the ice.
Doug (Sean William Scott) and his friend Ryan (Jay Baruchel) are friends and hockey enthusiasts that like the rough and violent sport of hockey. They like the game but find the darker side of the game, goon style of fighting the most enthralling. They almost hero worship the main goon of the day Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). Doug is given an opportunity to try out for his local team after the team watches him beat down a rival player in the stands. Doug moves on to find his true calling in hockey and fights his way up, literally.
Goon has a little bit of everything to love. This movie covers a variety of genres from sports comedy to a little dramatic to fill in nicely. Goon will appeal to comedy and sports fans alike. Itís great to have a hockey movie to show glory of the game from the darker side of hockey with hard hitting, blood, and the joy of fights.
As a hockey fan and a movie lover, I canít find many things to not like about Goon. It has been a long time since Iíve seen Slap Shot and from what I remember of that 70ís movie, this is a great upgrade. Foul mouth, dirty comedy and fist flying action make for a great combination. I will make this a purchase when it hits Blu-ray for sure.
Right now Goon is on demand and receives a full release March 30.
Director: Michael Dowse
Writers: Jay Baruchel &Evan Goldberg (screenplay)
Writers: Adam Frattasio & Doug Smith (novel "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey")
Starring: Sean William Scott