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Goon: Last of the Enforcers- review

 

“Goon: Last of the Enforcers" (2017)

Directed by Jay Baruchel

Starring Seann William Scott,  Alison Pill,  Marc-André Grondin

Running Time 101 Minutes, Rated R.

3.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

 

Movie sports classics are hard to come by but are the adrenaline pumping gift that keeps giving.  2011’s out of nowhere raunchy and bloody hockey opus “Goon” is one of those classics, and I will pull your jersey over your head and punch you in the face if you disagree.  The watchability factor on that film is extremely high, I since caught the film more than a few times and the film’s bare knuckle blood gets only sweeter with time.  Co-screenwriter Jay Baruchel agrees with me and saw fit to co-write and sole direct a Goon sequel; “Goon: Last of the Enforcers”.  This film is about as original as a hockey player missing teeth, but regardless it still has same awesome ‘feel’ as the original and that alone makes it worth a recommendation.

  

Seann William Scott is back as minor league hockey player Doug Glatt, who can still beat the snot out of just about anyone while still being as sweet as can be about it.  Honestly, Scott doesn’t get enough credit for this role, every time I see the original it makes me sad he doesn’t work more.  Doug gets the respect of his team and becomes their captain, but this is short lived as he finally gets the snot kicked out of him to the point where he’s forced into retirement.  This comes at the hands Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell), the son of Doug’s team owner.  From there, cue the unoriginality, a whole “Rocky 2” plot plays out with Doug trying to train himself back up but doing it away from his pregnant wife again by Allison Pill.  

What really helps this film get the ‘feel’ from the first one is having all the players from the first one.  The inappropriateness flows like wine, and that made me drunk enough to enjoy the Goon sequel.   

John 15:13

 

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