One more treat for you this Thanksgiving. And it is something to truly be thankful for if you’re a hockey fan. I very much look forward to watching my Bruins later today!
2011’s Goon, starring Seann William Scott as someone who has a particular talent for fighting and ends up on a hockey team as their enforcer, was easily the best hockey comedy since 1977’s Slap Shot. A sequel to the movie is on the way, titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and the first trailer for the movie has been released online. William Scott returns to reprise his role in the sequel, and Jay Baruchel, who wrote, produced, and starred in the first, returns to write, star, and even direct this time around.
Be sure to continue below to check out the first trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers, along with a recently released poster.
Goon Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Michael Dowse
Starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Marc-Andre Grondin, Alison Pill, Kim Coates, David Lawrence, Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith
Originally Released: September 10, 2011
Goon is one of those movies that will sneak up on you and surprise you. You see it for what seems like forever pop up in your suggestions on Netflix, and then when you finally decide to give it a shot; it hits you across the back of the head with its cleverness and its subtleties as well. Primarily a comedy film, Goon has some deep-rooted social commentary within, with a unique and noteworthy performance from Seann William Scott.
Directed by Michael Dowse, and roughly based on a true story that served as inspiration for the basis of the tale, Goon follows Doug Glatt (Scott) caught in a rut in his daily life. He feels despondent and isolated, and unconnected – the black sheep of the family, and only one buddy in the form of foul-mouthed hockey TV commentator Pat (Jay Baruchel). With a talent in fighting, Glatt goes through life as a bouncer for a local club, while passionately keeping track of his favorite sport, hockey.